Rumor: New Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS could receive a turbocharged engine

Article by Andrew Christian, on May 30, 2014

It appears that the next-generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS will be a big step forward for the German carmaker as the company is considering a turbocharged engine. According to Autocar, Porsche engineers are concerned on how to extract enough power from the naturally aspirated 3.8-liter flat six engine and keep it reliable.

As you may know already, Porsche already recalled the 911 (991) GT3 due to engine problems and announced that it will replace the powerplants found on the vehicles it sold.

The engine that powers the Porsche 911 GT3 delivers 475 hp (350 kW) at 8,250 rpm and it is bolted to a Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK) that delivers the power to the rear wheels.

With a power to weight ratio of 3.0 kg/hp, the new 911 (991) GT3 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.5 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 12 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 315 km/h or 196 mph.

The new Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS is expected to be more powerful than the GT3, which means even faster. Pricing for the 911 GT3 starts at 137,303 euros in Germany, including VAT.

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