The debut of the new Porsche 991 GT3 RS at the Geneva Motor Show is a bit anti-climactic to be honest, because we have seen this car many many times during its preparation in numerous spyshots. But hey, it is still very exciting to see the coolest member of the 911 family in all its official glory.
No more reports and hearsay. Porsche 991 GT3 RS is powered by a 4.0 liter, 500 horsepower flat-six engine; it comes with a 7-speed dual clutch PDK transmission only; it boasts variable locking differential; and it weighs 1,420 kg, which is a negligible 10 kg lighter than the standard GT3.
But these little changes compared to the normal GT3, plus the use of a more aggressive aero kit, add up to make the Porsche 991 GT3 RS significantly quicker than it’s more civilized sibling. The car is said to be capable of lapping the Nurburgring in something like 7’20’’. What’s more, RS fans are attracted to this model mainly for the unique driving experience. Performance figures do not matter as much as the feeling you get while driving a GT3 RS.
Visual changes are not that significant over the regular GT3, but the trained eye of a Porsche aficionado will instantly recognize the larger rear spoiler, the large extra air intakes, and the prominent front spoiler lip as the characteristics of the RS version. The interior is not as spartan as one might expect given the character of the RS as a track-focused car, but it’s also not that luxurious. That makes the 182,000 Euros asking price of this car seem a bit unreasonable.