lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
hp @ 7400 rpm
lbs per hp
104.2 hp per liter
(from Porsche Press
Release) Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG of Stuttgart
continues its new-model offensive with a further version of the 911:
due to be launched in October, the 911 GT3 RS is an extremely sporty
model with the power and purist qualities of a thoroughbred circuit
racer, but legally qualified in every way for road use.
The 911 GT3 RS is a homologation model intended to serve as a basis
for motor sport activities in accordance with the new international
GT rules. Porsche will build at least 200 cars of this type and
supply them to customers. The “RS” in the model name will cause the
hearts of all Porsche enthusiasts and motor racing fans to beat
faster. Models such as the Carrera RS 2.7 of 1972 and the 911 SC RS
(1984) were also built under the homologation rules, and not only
represent proud chapters in Porsche’s heritage but often rewrote
motor-sport history as well. The new 911 GT3 RS is intended to
continue this tradition.
When the “RS” was developed, the emphasis was on achieving the best
possible power-to-weight ratio. A figure of 4.86 kg/kW has resulted
– a further improvement of four percent compared with the Club Sport
version of the GT3. The new model is 50 kilograms lighter, and tips
the scales at 1,360 kilograms with a full load of fuel (90 liters)
in the tank.
The “RS”, like its motor-sport predecessors, is only available with
a full roll-over cage installed. All cars have a white paint finish,
with the inscriptions only in blue or red, also in the tradition of
its famous forbears.
The road version of Porsche’s new top sports car has various
technical features that will also appear on the racing version, for
example the complete wheel hub assemblies, divided front-and rear
lateral suspension control arms, optimized rear-axle geometry, a
special weight-saving rear window made of polycarbonate material and
a carbon-fiber reinforced front hood and rear wing.
The engine is an extremely free-revving unit that develops 280 kW
(381 bhp) at 7,300 revolutions per minute from a swept volume of 3.6
liters. The maximum engine speed is 8,200 rpm and the specific
output 105.8 bhp per liter. These values are also applicable to the
current GT3 model. An air collector located under the rear wing uses
pressure build-up there to supply extra intake air to the engine at
high speeds, so that the “RS” reaches its maximum power output even
more easily, as borne out by its performance figures. For the
classic sprint from 0 to 100 km/h the GT3 RS needs 4.4 seconds, and
goes on to reach 200 km/h in 14 seconds. Its top speed is 306 km/h.
This abundant power is transmitted via a close-ratio six-speed
gearbox. Between the engine and the gearbox the “RS” has a
single-mass flywheel with a lower rotating mass than the double-mass
The list price for this truly authentic “RS” driving feeling is
104,000 Euro (plus specific national-market charges). In Germany,
for instance, the 911 GT3 RS costs 120,788 Euro including
value-added tax. The GT3 RS is to be sold worldwide with the
exception of the USA and Canada.