► Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991) on closed road
The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS is powered by a four-litre six-cylinder engine
with 500 hp (368 kW) of power and 460 Newton metres of torque, combined
with a specially developed PDK transmission. The engine, which has the
largest displacement and most power of any naturally aspirated engine with
direct fuel injection in the 911 family, accelerates the high-performance
sports car from zero to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and to 200 km/h in 10.9
seconds. Its combined NEDC fuel consumption is 12.7 l/100 km. Functions
such as declutching by "paddle neutral" – which is comparable to pressing
the clutch with a conventional manual gearbox – and speed limiting by the
Pit Speed button have been customised for motorsport use. They give drivers
more freedom in terms of driving dynamics, while also providing them with
more assistance when driving on a circuit racetrack.
For the first time, the roof is made of magnesium; carbon fibre is used for
the engine and luggage compartment lids, and other lightweight components
are made of alternative materials. This makes the RS model around ten
kilograms lighter than the 911 GT3. In addition, the lightweight roof
lowers the sports car's centre of gravity which improves its excellent
The chassis of the 911 GT3 RS has been tuned for maximum driving dynamics
and precision. Rear-axle steering and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus with
fully variable rear axle differential lock increase agility and dynamics,
and the wider front and rear track widths enable even better roll stability
than in the 911 GT3. In addition, the 911 GT3 RS comes with the widest
tyres of any 911 model as standard.
The interior design of the 911 GT3 RS with Alcantara elements is based on
the current 911 GT3. One key new feature is the full bucket seats, which
are based on the carbon bucket seats of the 918 Spyder. Other standard
features are the Club Sport Package with a bolted-on roll cage behind the
front seats, preparation for a battery master switch, and separately
provided six-point safety harness for the driver and fire extinguisher with
mounting bracket. The optional Sport Chrono Package, which features – in
addition to its integrated timers – the Porsche Track Precision app for a
smartphone. The Track Precision app can be used to have lap times
automatically measured via GPS, and to log data on a smartphone for many
driving parameters such as vehicle speed, lateral acceleration as well as
acceleration and deceleration in the driving direction. It manages this
data and lets the driver share and compare it with other drivers.
The 911 GT3 RS can be ordered now, and it will launch on the German market
starting in May 2015. In Germany, its price is 181,690 euros including VAT
and country-specific equipment.
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