2015 Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS scale model shows up

Article by Christian A., on October 27, 2014

Porsche has yet to debut the 911 (991) GT3 RS but the naughty sports car already showed up thanks to some patent drawings released by an unknown source. Today, the German coupe showed up again and this time we are talking about a scale model of the upcoming vehicle. The small vehicle is finished in Java Orange and next to it we also see the photo of the production version.

When it comes to design, the new 991 GT3 RS features a double-bubble roof in order to offer more space for the helmeted drivers, enlarged fenders as well as new air outlets for the front fenders inspired by the old flat-nose 911s and 935s.

At the rear, there is a big spoiler inspired by the one featured on the 911 RSR. There are no details regarding the engine output, but several sources confirmed the fact that the new 911 (991) GT3 RS is expected to arrive with 500 hp and a 7-speed paddle-shift PDK transmission.

The current 911 (991) GT3 is powered by a 3.8-liter boxer engine that produces 475 hp (350 kW) at 8,250 rpm. The engine pushes the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.5 seconds, to 200 km/h (62 mph) in 12 seconds, while top speed is 315 km/h or 196 mph.

On the Nurburgring, the 911 GT3 RS is expected to be faster than the 911 (GT3), which lapped the well-known German racetrack in 7 minutes and 40 seconds.

Porsche revealed that it tuned the chassis of the 911 GT3 RS to allow for maximum precision and the best driving dynamics. The Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus comes with the fully variable rear axle differential lock as well as rear-axle steering that enhances both dynamic and agility. By making the front and the rear tracks wider, the 911 GT3 RS has been roll stability versus the 911 GT3.

Further, Porsche said that the 911 GT3 RS will have the widest tires fitted to it as standard compared to any other 911 model. Thus the turn-in characteristics are not only agile but are even higher under cornering speeds. Porsche however proudly revealed that this new model is a work of genius when it comes to intelligent lightweight design.

While the roof is composed of magnesium, the engine, front lid, and front wings, are all composed of carbon fiber. In addition, other lightweight parts of this model utilize alternative materials. It results in the RS version weight 1,420 kg, making it lighter by 10 kg when compared to the 911 GT3. Aside from being lightweight, the roof also results in the 911 GT3 RS having a lower center of gravity which helps enhance the already excellent lateral dynamics.

Since the body is from the 911 Turbo, it connoted its status as almost a race car driving machine that comes with aerodynamic RS-specific add-on parts. While the spoiler lip in the front extends almost to the road, the large rear wing strengthens the dominant appearance. There is also a 30-centimer wide recess which extends in a central manner about the CRFP bonnet and that of the magnesium roof.

This same feature functions as a stylistic reference for the indentation on the luggage compartment lid of the brand’s class 911 models that has air-cooled engines. However, among the new models, the RS model has two of the largest lightweight components. Already unique on its own, the front wheel arch air already has a quality that extend to the vehicle’s upper section of the wings, the same as those in pure motorsports cars. This allows the downforce on the front axle to be enhanced.

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