Rumor: Porsche 911 GT3 RS Limited Edition in the works

Article by Christian A., on September 20, 2010

According to the latest rumors, it appears that Porsche will build a new car: GT3 RS Limited Edition. Inspired by the 911 GT2 RS, revealed this summer, the new car will be produced in a limited edition of just 500 units, each powered nu a 4.0-liter engine capable to deliver 500 hp.

For those who don’t know, the GT2 RS is powered by a 3.6-liter engine, featuring two variable turbine geometry turbochargers and capable to deliver 620 hp.

Mated to a six-speed manual transmission, the engine can push the car to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.4 seconds and has a top speed electronically limited to 205 mph or 330 km/h.

Other features include unique anti-roll bars, specific engine mounts and recalibrated Porsche Stability Management (PSM), but also Porsche Composite Ceramic Brakes (PCCB).

In order to be lighter, the GT2 RS features two sports buckets made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic as standard and lightweight door panels with fabric straps instead of traditional door handle (just like the Boxster RS Spyder).

Price of the car: $245,000. Regarding the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS Limited Edition, expect the same changes seen on the GT2 RS, a smaller price but also a smaller engine power.

For those who don’t know, the standard GT3 RS delivers 450 hp and 430 Nm of torque, can sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.0 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 12.2 seconds and has a top speed of 310 km/h or 192 mph.

It could be said that every Porsche is a race car at heart. This also applies to the new Porsche 911 GT3, which was made to offer a redefined and more emotional driving experience. Developed from the ground up, the new 911 GT3 was designed to provide a whole new level of dynamism, refinement and practicality.

The new 911 GT3 is Porsche’s way of celebrating 911’s anniversary, as this new creation represents a new chapter in the field of track-focused high performance sports cars. This new level of performance is thanks to the fact that the new 911 GT3 comes with a new body and chassis, as well as a new engine and transmission.

Its GT3-specific Porsche dual-clutch gearbox has the traits of a sequential gearbox employed in motor racing as backed by a new active rear-wheel steering. Building on all of these while celebrating the success of the four previous generations, the fifth-generation model is all set to become the lead model among Porsche sports cars powered by naturally aspirated engines.

Porsche created the new 911 GT3 to offer great levels of driving dynamics, which is why each element has been fine-tuned to deliver that. This was proven on the Northern Loop of the Nurburging, where the new 911 GT3 managed to complete the circuit in just 7:25 minutes.

This allowed the new GT3 to set a new benchmark, as expected, of the sportiest 911 powered by a naturally aspirated engine. Moreover, around 80 percent of all 911 GT3 vehicles are piloted on tracks.

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