Are you the new Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS?

Article by Christian A., on June 16, 2014

Last month, we revealed you the fact that the next Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS could ditch the naturally aspirated 3.8-liter flat six engine in favor of a turbocharged engine. While there are several reports saying different things, today we received a photo that shows a possible scale model of the all-new 911 (991) GT3 RS.

As you can see the car shown in the photo features new front fenders fitted with air inlets as well as a fixed rear wing that underlines the power found under it.

We do expect the new 911 (991) GT3 RS to be more powerful than the current 911 GT3, which features a 3.8-liter flat six engine delivering 475 hp (350 kW) at 8,250 rpm.

The 911 GT3 comes with a Porsche dual-clutch transmission (PDK) that delivers the power to the rear wheel and can push it from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.5 seconds, to 200 km/ (124 mph) in 12 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 315 km/h or 196 mph.

The wall separating street-legal sports cars and race cars has been broken further by the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS, which is equipped with motorsport technology only previously possible in a road-going 911.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS features more extensive tweaks to its drive system, aerodynamics and lightweight design, allowing the vehicle to offer greater degree of performance than the 911 GT3.

The fifth generation of the 911 GT3 RS was able to gain these characteristics even after setting new class standards on the circuit racetrack. By posting a lap time of under seven minutes and 20 seconds, the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS managed to become faster than the Carrera GT super sports car, which achieved a record in 2003.

This superb level of performance is mainly thanks to its Porsche’s motorsport expertise. Serving as the core of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a four-liter six-cylinder engine that delivers 500 hp (368 kW) of max output and 460 Newton-meters of peak torque. Interestingly, this engine has the largest displacement and most power among the naturally aspirated engines with direct fuel injection in Porsche’s 911 family.

Mated to a specially developed PDK transmission, this engine allows the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS to dash from standstill to 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds and from zero to 200 km/h in 10.9 seconds, while consuming just 12.7 liters of fuel per 100 km (NEDC combined).

As engineered, the 911 GT3 RS features motorsport-adapted functions like speed limiting by the Pit Speed button as well as declutching by "paddle neutral," which is similar to pressing the clutch with a manual transmission. These functions don’t just provide more freedom in terms of driving dynamics, they also give further assistance when the 911 GT3 RS is being driven on a circuit racetrack.

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