In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Manthey-Racing GmbH, Porsche Motorsport has announced the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25, limited to just 30 units. Designed and developed by Porsche and Manthey, the ’25 will be based in the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport and feature the very same 3,8-litre flat-six twin-turbo motor as 2018’s Porsche 935, along with Porsche’s seven-speed PDK transmission.
Managing Director of Manthey-Racing GmbH, Nicolas Raeder, notes, “With the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25 special edition, which we designed and developed in conjunction with Porsche Motorsport, we’ve reached another milestone in the 25-year history of Manthey. It’s a perfect example of our guiding principle ‘Closer to Perfection,’”.
He also makes note of the seven victories that the partnership has yielded at the 24 hours of Nürburging in the affiliation’s quarter-century existence.
Matthias Scholz, Director GT Racing Cars notes that the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25 benefits hugely from Porsche Motorsport and Manthey’s extensive racing experience around the world, proving to be the perfect racing car for private drivers thanks to its impressive showcase of superb engineering.
The 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25’s distinctive colour scheme and livery harken back to Manthey’s 911 GT3 R, affectionately dubbed ‘Grello” by racing fans due to its bright green and yellow livery. Along with this, the vehicle’s livery reflects “the expertise that Manthey has acquired in motorsport over the last quarter-century,” with Style Porsche’s Grant Larson, designer of the 911 RSR, 911 GT3 R as well as the modern 935, adding the final visual touches to the limited-run racer.
Various mechanical highlights feature, too, such as essential suspension components from the modern 935 including the 18-inch rims with central locking, electronic control systems, and steering gear. As with the modern 935, the flared wheel arches open into vertical vents for hot exhaust air to escape.
Particularly efficient at lighting up the track, the main racing headlights, which originate from the Le Mans-winning 911 RSR, have been further developed for this particular model.
The FIA-compliant interior features a welded-in safety cage and is the same as what one would find in the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport.
€525 000 excluding taxes (a smidge over R9 million) will secure you one of the 30 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25’s, with delivery taking place from January 2022.