Porsche has taken the wraps off the 911 GT3 RS which is scheduled to go on sale in the months to come from €181,690 in Germany. The latest model from Stuttgart has managed to complete a lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes and 20 seconds and it was possible thanks to more power and less weight compared to the 911 GT3. Porsche’s engineers were able to shave off 10 kg which means the car now weighs 1,420 kg. The diet was achieved by installing a carbon fiber reinforced plastic hood, a magnesium roof, CFRP engine lid as well as other lightweight components.
Its heart and soul is a newly developed 4.0-liter flat-six normally aspirated engine which churns 500 HP (368 kW) and generates a maximum torque of 460 Nm (340 lb-ft). It will complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 3.3 seconds while the 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) task will take just 10.9 seconds, prior to reaching a top speed in excess of 200 mph (322 km/h).
Power is transferred to the rear wheels with help from an updated seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and there’s also a standard fully variable locking differential which boasts torque vectoring. On the inside it gets a three-spoke steering wheel covered in Alcantara, body-colored upholstery, white rev counter as well as carbon fiber inserts on the door panels and dashboard.