The upcoming, 991 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is one of the more exciting things brewing over at Stuttgart. The GT3 RS presents a more hardcore, track-focused version of the GT3 which by itself, is an outstanding achievement as far as vehicle dynamics go. What we have here is a photograph of a scale model that shows the promise of a production-ready 911 GT3 RS.
Virtually every panel is new, including the double-bubble roof to accommodate that lid of yours during a spirited run on the track. There’s a new front bonnet with a distinct dip in the middle, complete with a larger splitter. The new gills in the flanks above the front wheels help to reduce pressure inside the wheel wells. The GT3 RS will also benefit from Turbo-style rear wings, complete with air intakes. There are twin, central exhausts at the back, just like those on the standard 911 GT3, and a huge race-spec rear wing.
Even with engine tweaks to take its power beyond the 469bhp of the GT3, the RS will still undercut the Turbo S – currently the most powerful 991 with 552bhp. Something in the region of 500bhp is likely, and the weight savings of the RS mean it’s likely to outperform any other 991 in straight-line acceleration apart from the Turbos, while the race-style aerodynamics will also make it unbeatable around corners.
As with the GT3, the seven-speed PDK paddle-shift ‘box will be the only transmission available- no stick shift here as well. Weight will be trimmed everywhere: a new titanium exhaust will be fitted to the RS, and a new lithium battery to power the electrically assisted four-wheel steering system is in development . The official color, as shown in the first picture, is Java Orange and will also be the introductory color. Another new option on the GT3 RS will be the Pit lane function which ensures a maximum speed in the pit lane.