Porsche’s all-new 911 (991) GT3 RS was finally unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, but as you may know already, the vehicle was shown in patent images last year. According to the German carmaker, the 911 (991) GT3 RS is powered by a 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine producing 500 hp (368 kW) and 460 Nm of torque. As a result, the new vehicle is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.3 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 10.9 seconds, while top speed is in excess of 300 km/h (186 mph).
Combined NEDC fuel consumption in the is 12.7 l/100 km. Other highlights of the vehicle includes functions such as declutching by “paddle neutral”, which is comparable to pressing the clutch with a conventional manual gearbox, but also speed limiting by Pit Speed button, customized for motorsport use.
Compared with the 911 GT3, the new vehicle is 10 kg lighter thanks to the roof made of magnesium, carbon fiber used for the engine and luggage compartment lids and other lightweight components made of alternative materials. Other characteristics of the 911 GT3 RS include the unique front wheel arch air vents that extend in the upper section of the wings, as well as the 30 centimetre wide recess that extends centrally over the CFRP bonnet and the magnesium roof.
Just like the 911 GT3, the new RS arrives with rear-axle steering and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus with fully variable rear axle differential lock. The sporty theme is continued inside, where we find full bucket seats based on the carbon bucket seats found on the 918 Spyder, a Club Sport Package with a bolted-on roll cage located behind the front seats, preparation for a battery master switch but also six-point safety harness for the driver and fire extinguisher with mounting bracket.
As an option, Porsche offers the Sport Chrono Package, which includes the Porsche Track Precision app for smartphone. The app can be used in order to have lap times automatically measured via GPS.
Porsche says that the 911 (991) GT3 RS comes as standard with bi-Xenon hedlights, sports exhaust, dynamic engine mounts, Alcantara interior trim, sports bucket seats, 20-inch diameter front and 21-inch diameter rear centre-lock forged alloy wheels, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV) with rear limited slip differential, CDR audio system with 7-inch colour touchscreen, universal audio interface offering MP3 connectivity, automatic climate control, Porsche Stability Management (PSM), Porsche Vehicle Tracking anti-theft system, three-year warranty and three-year roadside assistance package.
In Germany, the 215 Porsche 911 (991) GT3 RS starts at 181,690 euros including VAT and will be launched in May. [source: Porsche]