After a number of spy photos, as well as some leaked ones, we can finally say that 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is going to arrive soon, with the latest, high resolution photos that had been published. Porsche has officially unveiled the model. The car will make its first public appearance in a few weeks at the Geneva Motor Show, following this world debut that came as a surprise.
Aside from the photos that were published, it seems like earlier reports were accurate when they said that the 911 will have a naturally aspirated engine, and that its 4.0 liter flat-six makes 520 horsepower (383 kilowatts) and can rev itself further than you can think of, precisely 9,000 rpm.
That’s 20 hp more than its predecessor’s engine. We first thought that maybe Porsche will increase engine displacement for the GT3 RS, but apparently not. The current engine says that it will hit 100 kilometers per hour (62 miles per hour) in only 3.2 seconds before continuing to its top speed of 312 kilometers per hour (194 miles per hour).
Motorsport technology ensures that the chassis offers a unique and impressive driving dynamics. All arms get ball joints to provide even greater precision than conventional elastokinematic bearings. There are 20-inch wheels with newly developed 265/35 sports tyres on the front axle, which improves steering and agility. A larger set of wheels (21 inches) can be found in the rear axle with 325/30 tyres for added traction.
If you have got really high standards and think that this is not enough for you, there is always the Weissach package that swaps in various carbon components - for the interior, exterior, and also the chassis, for an even more lightweight model. This package will also give you a new set of magnesium wheels, and Porsche tells us that. The GT3 RS is also Porsche’s lightest configuration, weighing at only 3,152 pounds (1,430 kilograms).
For those who want a track-ready GT3 RS, there is the Clubsport package for you that has no additional cost, but adds a roll bar, fire extinguisher, and the prep that is necessary to install a battery disconnect switch, and of course, a six point harness. This will give you a sportier driving experience.
According to Porsche, the 911 GT3 RS is available to order right now, and it will supposedly be launched in Germany this April. Prices start at 195,137 euros (approximately $240,658). There have also been rumours circulating that this may be the last naturally aspirated 911 GT3 of all time. This is why we will not be surprised if the prices quickly go up into the hands of customers.