By Josiah Zintsmaster
Porsche never makes a car that won’t impress, but their newly refined Porsche 911 GT3 RS raises the bar to an all new level. Outshining its predecessor, the 911 GT3, this new model takes off with 383-kW (520-hp; fuel consumption combined 12.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 291 g/km) from its four-liter naturally aspirated engine. The engine is enhanced from the previous 911 GT3. The new model combines this performance-enhanced engine with a re-calibrated rear axel steering that delivers a precise yet dynamic ride. Blasting off from 0 to 100km/h in only 3.2 sharp seconds and climbing up to a top speed of 312km/h the road-approved GT sports car will be seen on roads within a year.
Refining of the previous model didn’t stop at the engine. The exterior has been improved aerodynamically, the body weight optimized for performance, and it’s all brought together with the classic ridged rear wing. Moving to the interior there are full bucket seats made of carbon that securely hold the driver while zip around corners, lightweight door panels with storage nets, reduced sound absorption, and a plethora of other upgrades.
Premium racing starts with motorsport technology and the Porsche 911 GT3 RS utilizes that technology. A motorsport chassis delivers optimal driving dynamics. On the front 20-inch lightweight wheels are wrapped with a newly developed 265/35 sports tire to improve agility and precise steering. While on the rear 21-inch wheels there are 325/30 tires to deliver optimal traction.
All GT sport cars offer the Clubsport package at no extra cost. This package has a roll-over bar, fire extinguisher, battery disconnect switch, and a six-point belt for sporty driving experiences. Those drivers who want to get even more from their driving experience can add the optional Weissach package. This includes an additional weight reduction which can get the car down to 1,430 kilograms. Additionally with the package comes a variety of additional carbon components for the chassis, interior, and the exterior.
Date Posted: March 15, 2018