News Source: Mehmet Ali Kantarci
The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS, specially produced by Porsche for maximum performance, was introduced. The technology and concepts of motor sports are utilized to the fullest in the 386 kW (525 PS) high-performance sports car suitable for traffic. Beyond its racing DNA and intelligent lightweight high-revving atmospheric engine, the 911 GT3 RS also connects with its motorsport sibling, the 911 GT3 R, thanks to its cooling and aerodynamic systems.
Inspired by motorsport
The basis for the remarkable performance increase offered by the car is the central radiator concept, which was first implemented in the Le Mans-winning 911 RSR and then in the 911 GT3 R. Instead of the three-radiator layout in previous cars, the new 911 GT3 RS features a large, angled central radiator at the front of the car, where the luggage compartment on other 911 models is located. In this way, the areas opened on the sides also allow the addition of active aerodynamic elements. Continuously adjustable wing elements in the front and two-piece rear wing, together with a number of other aerodynamic measures, provide a total downforce of 409 kg at 200 km/h. This means that the new 911 GT3 RS produces twice as much downforce as the 991.2 generation and three times more than the current 911 GT3. At 285 km/h, the total downforce reaches 860 kg.
100 km in 3.2 seconds
The 911 GT3 RS has three driving modes: Normal, Sport and Track. Basic settings can be adjusted separately in track mode. Among other settings, the rebound and compression damping of the front and rear axles can be adjusted individually and in several stages. The 4.0-liter high-revving naturally aspirated engine has been further optimized compared to the 911 GT3. Increasing power to 386 kW (525 PS) was achieved mainly by new camshafts with modified cam profiles. The single gas intake system and rigid valve drive are derived from motorsport. The seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) has a shorter overall gear ratio than the 911 GT3. Air intakes in the underbody ensure that the transmission can withstand even extreme loads during frequent use on the track. The 911 GT3 RS accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 296 km/h in seventh gear.