At long last we get to see the 991.2 GT3 RS which forms the basis of the German car maker’s extensive GT-based motorsport activities.
Public debut will happen in Geneva in March and this is what you need to know about the 2018 model year GT3 RS.
- 15 kW (20 hp) bump in power to 383 kW (512 hp)
- Lightly modified version of Porsche Motorsport’s race-bred 4.0-litre six-cylinder
- Highest power figure yet for a naturally aspirated road-going Porsche
- Continues to rev to a maximum 9000rpm
- Comes mated to a standard seven-speed dual clutch gearbox
- 0 to 100 km/h sprint reduced by 0.1 sec to 3.2 seconds
- Top speed increased by 2 km/h to 312 km/h
- Re-calibrated rear wheel steering system
- Launch colour known as Lizard Green
Visually his mid-life facelift can be distinguished thanks to some subtle styling and aerodynamic changes.
They include new LED indicator lamps set within a re-profiled front bumper featuring new vertical air flow guides within the outer air ducts to more efficiently channel air to the front mounted radiators and brakes.
Further back, the new 911 GT3 RS receives two new NACA style ducts within the bonnet and additional air-flow guides for the ducts within the rear fenders. At the rear, there are more heavily structured taillamps, a new bumper with larger air extraction ducts and modified supports for the rear wing, which feature newly shaped end plates.
Inside, there are carbon backed racing seats, lightweight door panels with storage nets and nylon opening loops. Weight optimisation measures include a reduction in sound absorption material and a new lightweight engine lid.
As with all of Porsche’s existing GT models, the 911 GT3 RS is sold with an optional Clubsport package. It consists of an aluminium roll cage, fire extinguishers and six-point seat belts.