hp @ 7600 rpm
lbs per hp
115.3 hp per liter
(from Porsche Press
Release) With effect from October, Dr. Ing. h.c. F.
Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany, will be launching the new 911 GT3
RS on the European market. This purist variant of the GT3 is
particularly suited for use on the track. The GT3 RS is
distinguished by its performance capability and the unadulterated
driving experience enjoyed with a racing car, but also meets all
requirements for road-legal sports cars.
The exceptionally meaty engine boasts a displacement of 3.6 liters
to generate 305 kW (415 bhp) at 7,600 rpm. Maximum revs are reached
at 8,400 rpm. The power output per liter of engine capacity is 115.3
bhp. These figures correspond to the present GT3. But the RS puts in
an even better performance. Thanks to a close-ratio six-speed
transmission with a single-mass flywheel and the 20 kg lower vehicle
weight, the engine revs up even more freely, thus enabling the 911
GT3 to sprint from zero to 100 km per hour in 4.2 seconds. That's
one tenth of a second faster than the GT3. It takes just 13.3
seconds to hit to 200 km per hour. Maximum speed is 310 km per hour.
The reference "RS" will quicken the pulse of Porsche connoisseurs.
Models such as the legendary Carrera RS 2.7 of 1972 and the type 964
911 RS (1991) were also sports cars that stood out on account of an
extreme degree of maneuverability and handling. That tradition is
continued with the new 911 GT3 RS. In common with its predecessors,
it provides a basic and pre-approval model for use in a range of
One characteristic of the new "RS" is the body, which is 44 mm wider
at the rear (a legacy from the Carrera 4 models) by comparison with
the 911 GT3. The muscular-looking rear end conceals a wider track
that not only improves directional stability but also increases the
transverse acceleration potential of this two-seater coupe.
Despite its specialized body, the "RS" is 20 kg lighter than the
GT3, weighing in at just 1375 kg. This weight-saving was achieved by
the use, amongst other solutions, of an adjustable carbon fiber
wing, the use of a plastic rear lid and a lightweight plastic rear
window. The corresponding weight-saving is 4.5 kg/kW.
With a view to the registration regulations for the important Gran
Tourismo championships as future fields of application, the road
version of the GT3 RS has resorted to technical solutions that will
also feature in the racing version. These solutions will include the
entire wheel carrier and split wishbones on the rear axle, in
addition to the carbon fiber components of the body.
And the interior lives up to the vehicle's sporting aspirations: 2
lightweight bucket seats made of carbon fiber composite materials
come as standard and in the club sports package. There is a bolted
roll cage and the pre-wiring for the battery main switch. A
six-point seatbelt for the driver and a fire extinguisher are also
provided. Internal trims are black, with the roof lining, steering
wheel and gear stick trimmed in high-quality Alcantara leather.
The available finishes are Arctic Silver metallic or black; as an
option, the GT3 can also be obtained in orange or green. All vehicle
insignia and the wheels themselves are styled in orange or black to
contrast with the body paintwork.
The basic price for the 911 GT3 RS is €111,600 (excluding
country-specific requirements). In Germany, the coupe costs €129,659
including sales tax. The GT3 RS will also be available for sale on
the North American market from March 2007.