The Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been revealed and will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
Feast your eyes on this latest Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Isn’t she gorgeous? Enough of that then, let’s get into the numbers…
A high-revving, naturally-aspirated 4.0-litre engine with 383 kW does service in the 911 GT3 RS. With the rev limit at 9 000 rpm and using a specially-calibrated 7-speed PDK transmission, the 911 GT3 RS will rocket from zero to 100 kph in 3.2 seconds and forge on to a top speed of 312 kph.
This track weapon features a large, rigid fixed rear wing as well as recalibrated rear axle steering to maximise dynamic ability and precision. The body itself is weight-optimised but other weight-saving measures have been employed on the inside in the form of lightweight door panels with storage nets and opening loops, reduced sound absorption and a lighter rear lid. Carbon bucket seats are fitted to provide ultimate lateral support.
The 911 GT3 RS offers 15 kW more than the previous 911 GT3.
The lightweight, 20-inch front wheels are shod with newly developed 265/35 sports tyres while the larger 21-inch rear wheels wear 325/30 tyres.
Track enthusiasts can opt for a Clubsport package at no extra cost which includes a roll-over bar, a manual fire extinguisher, battery disconnect switch and a 6-point safety belt. An optional Weissach package will also be offered to reduce weight even further. This package includes additional carbon components for the chassis, interior and exterior as well as optional magnesium wheels. The weight of the 911 GT3 RS can be reduced to 1 430 kg in this configuration.
According to Porsche, orders are open, even though the model will only officially launch in Germany in April 2018. Pricing for the 911 GT3 RS starts at €195 137, which is approximately R2 831 000.
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