The final model of the current generation 911 is here, and it’s going out with a bang. With the new 992 generation coming soon, Porsche have just revealed the all new GT3 RS. The car will make its official debut in the Geneva Motor Show 2018 in Switzerland.
The 4.0 liter flat-6 now produces an additional 20 bhp, resulting in a total of 520 bhp. With the increase in power, it reaches 62 mph (100 km/h) from a stand still in 3.2 seconds. Top speed stays at 193 mph (310 km/h). Like the GT3, the car will rev up to 9,000 rpm, 200 more than the previous model. With all the power the car is producing, this makes the most powerful naturally-aspirated 911 Porsche have ever built.
The car will come standard with the 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung(PDK) gearbox. The manual transmission option will not be available this time, no surprises there. At the exterior of the car, a new front bumper, identical to the 991.2 GT3. Like the GT2 RS, it uses NACA ducts to help cool the brakes.
Customers can opt for the Weissach Package for an extra $18,000, which replaces some materials with more lightweight materials to save weight and some extra goodies. With the Weissach Package, customers will receive at the exterior :-
- Exposed carbon fiber front lid
- Exposed carbon fiber roof instead of standard magnesium roof, saves approximately 1.1 lb (0.5 kg)
- Exposed carbon fiber rear wing with large ‘PORSCHE’ logo
- Exposed carbon fiber mirror housings
And in the interior,
- Steering wheel trim and gearshift paddles in carbon fiber, saves approximately 0.6 lb (0.3 kg)
- Additional plaque on cupholder cover with Weissach package logo
- Headrests embroidered with Weissach package logo.
The car will also get an anti-roll bars and end links in carbon fiber (front and rear) which will save approximately 11.7 lb (5.3 kg). And finally, with the 911 GT3 RS magnesium alloy wheels ($13,000) optionally available in conjunction with the Weissach package, the vehicle weight is further reduced by approximately 25.3 lb (11.5 kg).
With all the added power, lightweight materials, downforce and aerodynamics, Porsche reckons it will lap the Nürburgring in around 7 minutes and 5 seconds. The previous GT3 RS lapped the ring in 7 minutes 20 seconds, the GT3 lapped it in 7 minutes 12.7 seconds. We’ll have to wait and see but one thing that is definite is that it probably won’t come close to the GT2 RS’s blistering 6 minutes 47.3 seconds lap.