One of the most anticipated variations are the 911, the GT3 RS, debuted at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and it is everything fans hoped for….and more! A stripped out, road-legal racecar, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS has always been the pinnacle of excitement, feel and adrenaline. It has been four years since the last GT3 RS, the limited edition 4.0 model, and it is high time we had a replacement.
In an effort to improve cooling and cut weight, Porsche has added vents in the front and rear fenders, and even made the roof from a magnesium alloy. The interior is suitable stripped and prepped as well with carbon fiber buckets based on the 918’s, carbon fiber everywhere, and lightweight door handles. To make it ready for racing, the rear seats have been replaced with a cage, the driver seats comes standard with a six-point harness, the dash is prepped for a battery master switch, and the car comes with its own fire extinguisher.
The 3.8-liter flat-six engine from the regular GT3 has been dropped and a 4.0-liter unit replaces it. This new engine makes 500 horsepower and 339 pounds of torque. Like the GT3, the RS only comes with a PDK transmission, but the lightning quick shifts of the dual-clutch helps the GT3 RS hit 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.3 seconds. That makes this the fastest GT3 model Porsche has ever created. To keep lap times down, the car is also fitted with rear-wheel steering and Porsche Torque vectoring. All that fancy tech seems to work, as Porsche claims this newest 911 can blast the Nurburgring in just 7:20.
See the GT3 RS in this video from Porsche