Porsche finally released official details of their toughest and baddest 911 GT3 to date, the the GT3 RS 4.0. It is basically an RSR race car mildly softened to become road legal.
So, let’s get to the details and first off the engine. The new 4.0 liter Flat-six is the biggest engine they’ve put in a 911 to date and it makes a massive 500 PS and maximum torque of 460 Newton metres at 5,750 rpm. Combine that with a six-speed manual gearbox and a light weight of just 1360 kg, and you can do 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds. You can also go round the Nurburgring in 7 minutes 27 seconds.
The car uses suspension geometry like that of racing cars and has carbon fiber bucket seats, bonnet and front wings, plus plastic rear windows and weight-optimised carpets. The limited edition 911 is painted white as standard and features some distinguishing graphics and the typical RS styling cues like wide track, the low vehicle position, the large rear wing with adapted side plates, the typical central twin tailpipe and the aerodynamically optimised body.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is limited 600 units and has a base price of 178,596 euro in Germany.