Though some eyes might be on Mark Webber and his tidy lines through Albert Park in the GT2 RS, those who like to spec cars for fun might be wondering what his Porsche's Weissach Package offers. As first offered in the 918, the Weissach Package (and now available on the GT3 RS, too) is for those who want every performance-related box ticked; those who want a GT2 RS in its leanest, most athletic guise.
Making More of Less
For one, GT2 RS optioned with the Weissach Package comes fitted with the stabilizers and coupling rods on the front and rear axles made from carbon, which is the first time this has been done on a series production car. For a little more motorsports-influenced detail, this package also include magnesium wheels painted in white gold—and these beauties reduce unsprung mass and overall weight by twenty-five pounds.
Perhaps the best known upgrade is the titanium rollcage that saves twenty-seven pounds over the steel cage offered with the Club Sport package. The seemingly trivial elements are addressed too; there are ultra-light shift paddles (saving half a pound), steering wheel trim is made with a carbon-weave finish, and the carpet trim is also made lighter. For those who like to broadcast their preferences, the headrests have their own custom logo, and a commemorative plaque and sills are fitted.
The other obvious visual changes are the "PORSCHE" logo (in black or silver, depending on the exterior color) adorning the rear wing, as well as a the central decorative strip, painted in the vehicle color, running lengthwise along the roof and hood. They're subtle touches on a very bold Porsche, but they do set off the NACA ducts and add a hit of 997 GT3 RS 4.0, which was, perhaps, a high-point in GT-car styling.
The Bottom Line
The Weissach Package in the GT2 RS costs $30,000 and saves sixty-six pounds over a GT2 RS fitted with the Club Sport package. Some might find that hard to justify, but considering the exclusivity of this already expensive vehicle, it'll likely to be a popular option. There's not much sense in not going all the way with a Porsche as extreme as this, is there?