The highly anticipated Porsche 911 GT3 RS has made its world debut recently during the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
After it was spied a few times, the brand new Porsche 911 GT3 RS is finally here and it is on display at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The newest sports car in the German based automaker’s lineup has an aluminum body, a magnesium roof and a CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) engine lid, along with other components. If you were hoping for a dramatic weight saving figure, you will be disappointed because compared to the regular 911 GT3, the GT3 RS is just 10 kg lighter.
The total weight of the model stands at 1,420 kg and we can notice the extra cooling elements on the engine lid, the ducktail spoiler which is boosting downforce, the front wings with air ducts, the large wing at the rear, the prominent splitter and so on. The cabin of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS is looking familiar but it has received the 3-spoke steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara, body colored upholstery and stitching some carbon fiber inserted on the dashboard and on the door panels and a white rev counter.
The most important part of the sports car is found under its hood where the 4.0 liter naturally aspirated flat six-cylinder engine is resting, connected to the 7-speed dual clutch transmission. This is producing a total of 500 HP (368 kW) and 460 Nm (340 lb-ft) of torque, allowing it to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.3 seconds from a standstill and 200 km/h (124 mph) in 10.9 seconds. The top speed of the model stands at 322 km/h (200 mph). The 911 GT3 RS can lap the Ring in 7 minutes and 20 seconds and it will carry a starting price of 181,690 EUR in Germany. This will go on sale in the following months.