As we announced you earlier, Porsche unveiled the brand new 911 GT3 RS 4.0, a hardcore version of the already extreme 911 GT3 RS. Limited to 600 units, the new car features a four-litre displacement, which means it is the biggest 911 model line engine ever. The new engine delivers a maximum output of 368 kW (500 hp) at 8,250 revs per minute and an impressive 460 Nm of torque at 5,750 rpm.
With these numbers, the car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds and to 200 km/h (124 mph) in under 12 seconds.
These performances are obtained thanks to new light weight components such as bucket seats, bonnet and front wings made of carbon fibre, plastic rear windows and weight-optimised carpets. The car has a total weight of 1,360 kilograms with a full tank of fuel and with 2.72 kg/hp, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0’s power-to-weight ratio thereby dips below the magical threshold of 3 kilograms per hp.
Regarding the design, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is painted as standard in white and some of the characteristics seen on this car are the wide track, the low vehicle position, the large rear wing with adapted side plates, the typical central twin tailpipe and the aerodynamically optimised body.
Moreover, the lateral front air deflection vanes, so-called flics, make their first appearance on a production Porsche. These create an increased downforce and the result is an additional 190 kg pushing the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 onto the road. According to Porsche, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 will be launched in Germany in July 2011 and the base price is 178,596 euro including 19 per cent value added tax and country-specific equipment.