New engine for Porsche 911 GT3 RS confirmed image

A new engine will be adopted by the upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 RS, as the carmaker has recently announced during the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), in Detroit.

Usually when speaking to Porsche officials, they are denying the existence of just about every future model, even if presented with facts, so no wonder secrets are usually kept away from the public. Now, with the 911 GT3 RS in the pipeline and the 2015 NAIAS taking place as we speak, the upcoming sports car has been confirmed and said to get a new engine under its hood.

The announcement has been made by Wolfgang Hatz, the Porsche research and development boss, who said that the sports car will be taking its power from a completely new aspirated six-cylinder engine. The same unit will also make its way into other vehicles produced by Porsche and it should be producing 500 HP (373 kW), according to rumors, from a 4.0 liter displacement.

At the time of its launch, the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS will become available only with the PDK automatic transmission, as the company’s official also stated, but the manual option is not ruled out. The model will get a familiar design which to all of us looks like just every other 911 out there, but to its fans it is entirely new. The model should be officially presented to the public at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, this March, and the full details on it should be announced at the Swiss automotive event.

Source: Auto Express