Leaked: Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS shows up again in patent photos

Article by Christian A., on August 1, 2014

Back in June, we revealed you exclusively the all-new Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS, but today CarMagazine released new patent photos with the upcoming German sports car. Comparing it with the standard 911 (991) GT3 RS is completely new and you can see that every panel of the vehicle was redesigned.

911 (991) GT3 RS comes with a new front hood, a larger front splitter and a double-bubble roof in order to offer more space for helmeted drivers. Thanks to a wider track the fenders were enlarged too and the front fenders feature new air outlets inspired by old flat-nose 911s and 935s.

The rear end of the vehicle shows a massive rear wing, central exhaust twin tailpipes and a smaller ducktail underneath the spoiler, similar to the one found on the 911 RSR. Regarding its power, the 911 (991) GT3 RS is expected to deliver around 500 hp and use the 7-speed paddle-shift PDK transmission.

The standard 911 GT3 is powered by a 3.8-liter boxer engine that generates 475 hp (350 kW) at 8,250 rpm. As a result, it is able to accelerate 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 315 km/h or 196 mph.

On the Nurburgring, the Porsche 911 (991) GT3 posted a lap time of 7 minutes and 40 seconds. The RS version is expected to be even faster.

Porsche’s 911 GT3 RS is a tour de force of smart light design. Its roof is constructed from magnesium, the front wings, front lid, and engine lid are of carbon fibre, and other light parts are constructed from alternate materials. This means that the RS, weighing 1,420 kg, is about ten kg lighter than the 911 GT3. Also, the light roof lowers the car's balance point, improving its superb horizontal dynamics.

The body derives from the 911 Turbo, and it denotes its standing as almost a racing car with its RS-specific add-on aerodynamic components. The front spoiler lip nearly extends to the road surface, and the ample rear wing reaffirms its dominating appearance.

A 30-cm wide niche centrally extends over the CRFP hood and magnesium roof. This detail is a style reference to the niche on the lid of the luggage area of the traditional 911s with air-cooled engines, and now it pinpoints the two biggest lightweight parts in the 911 GT3 RS. Another trait is the singular air vents in the front wheel arch that reach into the wings’ upper sections - just like in pure motorsport vehicles. They improve downforce at the axle up front.

Rear-axle steering and the widest tyres of any 911

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS chassis is tuned for optimum drive dynamics and accuracy. Rear-axle steering and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus with completely adjustable rear axle differential lock improve dexterity and aerodynamics, and the broader front and rear track thicknesses provide more improved roll stableness than in the 911 GT3. Also, the 911 GT3 RS has the broadest tyres standard in any 911. This creates even better agility for its turn traits and even higher speeds while cornering.

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