Porsche’s fantastic track-focused 911 GT3 RS has once again returned. The fastest naturally-aspirated 911 in the range, the new Gen 2 991 GT3 RS is capable of reaching 62mph from a standstill in just 3.2 seconds.
As is expected from a car that wears the name GT3 RS, this latest model has been designed with sheer performance in mind; subsequently offering a level of uncompromised performance that is as close to Porsche’s 911 racing cars as is possible in a road-going sports car.
Advocates of naturally aspirated (NA) engines will be happy to know that the new 911 GT3 RS features a 4.0-litre flat-six NA engine that produces 520bhp thanks in part to a raised rev limit of 9000rpm (for many, this is something that is sure to mark the GT3 RS as one of the best sounding cars ever).
Combined with a course of weight reduction and special new tyres, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is capable of 0-62mph in just 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 193mph.
Complementing the 911 GT3 RS’ sensational engine, the car’s affinity with track performance has seen it undergo a series of aerodynamic tweaks that grant it somewhere in the region of 80 per cent of the downforce created by a GT3 Cup racing car.
These tweaks can be seen across the car and culminate in the quintessential fixed rear wing that we’ve seen on all GT3 RS generations.
Ensuring that the 911 GT3 RS offers maximum performance, a motorsport-inspired chassis has been combined with ball joints on each suspension arm and new lightweight wheels that wear tyres that have been specially designed by Porsche.
On the interior, the racing car inspiration can be seen to continue in the form of carbon full bucket seats and lightweight door panels with storage nets and opening loops – nothing but the essentials have been included. For those wishing for an even sportier experience, Porsche are offering a Clubsport package that adds a roll-over bar, a manual fire extinguisher, preparation for a battery disconnect switch and a six-point belt.
For drivers that aim for an experience that is even closer to that of a Porsche track-only racing car, the Porsche Motorsport department have created the optional Weissach package. With the potential of reducing the car’s weight to just 1,430kg, this incredible option sees carbon components used throughout the chassis, interior and exterior and comes with the possibility to specify magnesium wheels.
(*Please note: this model has limited availability)