From the moment the new 991 Porsche 911 GT3 was announced enthusiast’s instantly awaited the RS version. The 911 GT3 is Porsche’s most track capable 911 and the RS version of the GT3 makes it even more race capable. You may remember my quick walkaround from August of a baby blue 911 GT3. Basically, if the GT3 is a 10 on the dial, turn it one more click to 11, and you have yourself a GT3 RS. See for yourself.
Previous generations of the 911 GT3 RS have been so race capable that some race teams have raced them stock in high level events such as the 24 Hours of Nurburgring. The car even comes with a Pit Speed button stock.
After seeing the dinner table sized wing on the back, which you can’t miss, one of the next noticeable things is the Porsche Turbo-body intakes, though this engine is naturally aspirated. Speaking of the engine, the regular 991 GT3 (as if a GT3 can be “regular”) revs to 9000 rpm and is makes some of the greatest sounds from an exhaust that I have ever heard. The 991 GT3 RS only revs to 8800 rpm, but I think you can manage. The regular 991 GT3 is a 3.8L while the 991 GT3 RS is a 4.0, so if you need bigger numbers, there they are.
Some other changes from the “base” 991 GT3 includes a an exhaust case made from titanium, a magnesium roof, and tons of carbon fiber bits including the wing, hood, and trunk. It’s a hell of a car.
- Transmission – PDK
- Horsepower – 500 hp at 8250 rpm
- 0 – 60 mph – 3.1 sec
- Top Speed – 193 mph
- Price – $175,900.00