Porsche has taken the wraps off the facelifted 911 GT3 RS.
The road-race car is powered by a 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat six that revs to 9,000rpm and produces 383kw (469nm) - up 15kw from the current GT3 RS. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed PDK transmission. Expect a 0-100kph sprint in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 312kph. It boasts an impressive Nürburgring lap time of 7:05 - 10 seconds faster than the 991.1 GT3 RS.
Overall downforce is up. Porsche is using a larger lip on the front spoiler, more massive side skirts, and a reworked rear diffuser. Indeed, at 200kph, according to the automaker, the GT3 RS puts twice the downforce to the GT3.
The chassis also gets minor tweaks with minor tuning given to the rear-axle steering for better performance. As with all current GT sports cars, the Clubsport package is also available for the 911 GT3 RS at no extra cost. The package includes a roll-over bar, a manual fire extinguisher, preparation for a battery disconnect switch and a six-point belt for a sporty driving experience.
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is already available to order from Porsche South Africa and it’s priced from R3 220 000, which is a R470 000 premium over the normal GT3.