Porsche 911 GT3 RS review by Chris Harris

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Chris Harris dancing with the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS 991 is a naturally aspirated 4.0 liter six cylinder missile.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS is wider, lighter, has a bigger wing and is faster than the standard 911 GT3.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS has lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7 minute and 20 second, which is five seconds faster than the standard 911 GT3.

Watch the video review of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991) by Chris Harris

Just like the standard 911 GT3, the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS will not be offered with a manual transmission.

Official Porsche Press Release on the new 4 liter engine.

The engine of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS sits just above the tarmac. At the rear end, of course. With its low center of gravity, it was predestined for motorsport. Indeed, this water-cooled six-cylinder unit with four valves per cylinder, VarioCam and dry-sump lubrication with a separate engine oil tank could not be more ideally equipped for its role.

The high-revving concept promises exceptional power, offering a maximum speed of 8,800 rpm and delivering one result: the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS pushes relentlessly forward – in pursuit of ever new frontiers.

100 % focused on new sporty territory, it generates 338 lb.-ft. (460 Nm) at only 6,250 rpm and achieves a maximum power output of 500 hp (368 kW) at 8,250 rpm. Particularly lightweight titanium connecting rods facilitate the engine’s impressive speed development.

The engine draws its power from a capacity of 4.0 liters. This equates to a power output per liter of 92 kW (125 hp), and acceleration that simply knows no limits: the sprint from 0 to 60 mph is completed in a mere 3.1 seconds.

So it should hardly come as a surprise that competitors on the racetrack will see little of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS other than the rear. While the Vmax value of 193 mph is impressive, it isn’t the decisive factor. Motorsport is primarily about the ability to summon powerful acceleration, endure lateral forces and take advantage of balanced aerodynamics with high downforce.

Delivering such extraordinary power would not be possible without a low weight-to-power ratio. With the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS, it’s as low as 6.3 lbs/hp.

The short gear ratios of Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) also play their part. These increase pulling power and acceleration potential in all seven gears.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

991 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Specifications:

Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991) Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
Horsepower 500 hp at 8250 rpm
Torque 338 lb.-ft. at 6,250 rpm
0 – 60 mph 2.8 sec
Top Speed 193 mph
Starting Price MSRP $ 175,900.00
Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

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