Porsche say boarders are to be extended and they are not kidding with the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS which has been revealed at the Geneva Motor Show.
It’s the most extreme street-legal 911 to date.
The new 911 GT3 RS features heavy updates to the drive system and aerodynamics. The car also has lightweight design which includes a roof purely made of magnesium.
It is powered by a 4.0-litre six-cylinder engine with 500 hp which produces 460 Newton metres of torque. A specially developed PDK transmission complements all this power. Expect 0 to 62 mph in 3.3 seconds.
The GT3 RS has set a lap time around the Nürburgring of 7 min 20 secs. Bare in mind this pips its bigger brother; the Carrera GT which did just under 7 min and 29 secs.
The 911 GT3 RS interior design comes with sports seats which are heavily based on the carbon fibre ‘bucket’ seats of the 918 Spyder. Also as standard is ‘Club Sport Package’ with a bolted-in roll cage behind the front seats, separately provided six-point safety harness for the driver, battery master switch and even fire extinguisher with mounting bracket.
The GT3 RS comes with it’s own integrated timers but the optional ‘Sport Chrono Package’ features additional integration with the Porsche Track Precision app. The Track Precision app can be used to have lap times automatically measured via GPS and to log data on a smartphone for many driving parameters such as vehicle speed and other techie race info. You are then able to share this information.
It is available to order now and priced from £131,296. Cars are expected to appear in showrooms from May.