Porsche unveiled the 911 GT3 RS, the road-legal high-performance sports car that takes full advantage of technology from motorsport.
The new 911 GT3 RS relies on a large, angled center radiator in the car’s nose as well as a drag reduction system (DRS), which is fitted in a production Porsche for the first time. The DRS allows the wings to be flattened out at the push of a button, within a specific operating range.
The new 911 GT3 RS features a large number of functional aerodynamic elements. Its swan-neck-supported rear wing consists of a fixed main wing and a hydraulically adjustable upper blade. For the first time on a Porsche production vehicle, the upper edge of the rear wing is higher than the roof. A front splitter divides the air flowing over and underneath working together with side blades on the front fascia that deflect air outwards. Inlets behind the front wheels reduce the dynamic pressure in the wheel arches. Air from the centrally positioned radiator flows out of large nostrils on the front lid. The rear wheel arch features an intake and a side blade for optimized airflow. The rear diffuser is a modified version of that fitted to the 911 GT3.
The vehicle offers three driving modes: Normal, Sport and Track. The 4.0-liter engine has been optimized to increase power to 518 hp (911 GT3 – 502 hp). The 911 GT3 RS accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds (911 GT3 – 3.2 seconds) and reaches a top speed of 184 mph in seventh gear. Six-piston aluminum monobloc fixed-caliper brakes and brake discs with a diameter of 408 mm are used on the front axle.
Thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), the 911 GT3 RS weighs in at only 3,268 lbs. The doors, front quarter panels, roof and hood are made from CFRP. Lightweight CFRP is also used in the interior, including the standard full bucket seats, trimmed in black leather and Race-Tex joining carbon fiber trim throughout the interior.
The 2023 911 GT3 RS will arrive at U.S. dealers by Spring, 2023. The starting MSRP is $223,800 excluding $1,450 for processing, delivery and handling.
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