10 things we just found out about the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS


The last generation Porsche The 911 GT3 RS was an immensely popular model. The car is a track weapon and is such a versatile package that it can even be driven on the track road without stress. The new car was highly anticipated, and the wait is finally over.

The performance figures are sublime, with Porsche claiming the new engine will generate a whopping 517bhp, allowing the 0-100km/h blast to be completed in a swift 3.2 seconds. Now that we know more about this upcoming monster, let’s take a look at some of the key facts we just learned.

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ten There is an F1 style drag reduction system

Formula 1 cars have used drag reduction systems (DRS) for many years. The principle is that reducing drag at certain times increases top speed and makes overtaking easier.

The technology has never been seen in a Porsche production car before. On straight sections of the track, drivers can press a button to activate the system, which flattens the wing elements and reduces drag.

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9 Braking performance is sublime

Standard steel brakes provide the most stopping power. Front rotors are large at 408mm, with six-piston calipers grabbing them to bring the beastly car to a halt. 380mm rotors with four-piston calipers sit at the rear. Those looking for the ultimate track performance would be pleased to see that Porsche “PCCB” ceramics are available as an option.

In an emergency, the car can even manipulate the rear wing to increase drag and improve braking ability.

8 Serious downforce is generated

The new 911 GT3 RS is one of the most aerodynamically advanced cars ever produced. In fact, the car produces about twice what the old car could produce, which is really impressive.

The massive “gooseneck” rear wing works in combination with the adjustable front splitter to produce a staggering 901 lbs of downforce at 124 mph.

seven A naturally aspirated engine is retained

At the heart of every Porsche RS product is a very special power plant. This new GT3 RS is no exception and a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine sits under its hood.

The unit is very close to that found in the GT3, but with an increased power output of 525 bhp over the GT3’s 510 bhp. The engine revs very high and will reach an exciting 9,000 rpm before redline is reached.

6 A free “Clubsport” version is available

For buyers who want to use the GT3 RS’s capabilities on the track, it makes sense to select the “Clubsport” package as an option but at no cost. Porsche then fitted the car with a six-point seat belt for the driver, a hand-held fire extinguisher and a steel roll bar.

If you want to further improve the preparation of the track, a “Weissach package” is available as a paid option. Select this option and Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) is then used extensively in a number of components such as the roll bar, to save weight and improve driving dynamics. PDK paddle shifters also see an upgrade and magnetic technology is used to improve shifting precision, as would be seen in many motorsport applications.

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5 The price has risen

The new 911 GT3 RS is currently listed with a price of $223,800, the outgoing model was available for a significantly lower price at $169,700. The increase of over $50,000 will certainly give some potential buyers pause, but despite that, orders will still be pouring in.

In fairness, the new model includes a lot of additional technology, and manufacturing expenses skyrocketed globally, so the car was always going to cost more than the model it replaced. That said, the increase is quite steep and the car will now be competing against a whole new set of alternative options.

4 Deliveries are expected next year

Demand is more than likely to exceed supply, so potential buyers will need to actively seek out a construction niche. Although the car is not a limited edition model, given the current global supply chain issues, a long wait is likely.

After making its debut on August 17, order books are now open and the model has been made available on the Porsche configurator. The first customer cars are expected to arrive in spring 2023.

3 The new radiator is important

To further improve the car’s aerodynamics, Porsche opted to use a unique radiator configuration. The previous GT3 RS used three, two of which were mounted in front of the front wheels. The new unit is angled and fills the space traditionally used for the luggage compartment.

The heat is evacuated by two scoops in the hood. This setup has already been seen in racing categories, in cars such as the 911 GT3 R and the Le Mans 911 RSR.

2 The huge rear wing is higher than the roof

The most imposing feature of the new car is the large rear spoiler. Mounted high above the rear, the fender is actually mounted higher than the roofline of the car.

The wing is larger in all dimensions than the previous generation and has both a fixed element and a hydraulically adjustable section.

1 A new watch is reserved for owners

Developed in Solothurn, Switzerland, the watchmaking branch of Porsche unveils an exclusive mechanical watch. Dubbed the 911 GT3 RS Chronograph, the timepiece will be available exclusively to those who purchase the new GT3 RS.

The watch will be 42mm and constructed from titanium. It might be the ultimate accessory for track days, helping you check your lap times and heart rate. An interesting feature is that the back of the watch echoes the design of the alloy wheel.


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