Porsche unveiled the all-new 992-generation 911 GT3 RS in mid-August. The car is more optimized for track use than ever, powered by a high-revving 518 hp engine and sporting an aggressive new aerodynamics package. The response was immediate: “Porsche reinvented the GT3 RS body to squeeze out every bit of potential for the car's aerodynamics,” said one automobile website.
The most prominent feature of the GT sports car is the swan-neck-supported rear wing, which is significantly larger in all dimensions than the wing of its predecessor. The 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.
Thanks to an array of lightweight construction measures such as 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, for example, are made from CFRP. Lightweight CFRP is also used in the interior, including the standard full bucket seats.
The 4.0-liter high-revving naturally aspirated engine has been further optimized compared with the 911 GT3. The increase in power to 518 hp (911 GT3 – 502 hp) is achieved primarily via new camshafts with modified cam profiles. The single-throttle intake system and the rigid valvetrain are derived from motorsport. Like the 911 GT3, this engine also has six individual throttle bodies; one per cylinder. The seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) has a shorter overall gear ratio than the 911 GT3 and is aided by air intakes on the underbody to ensure that the transmission can withstand even extreme loads during frequent use on track.
All of this adds up to what some are calling the most “hardcore” 911 GT3 ever.
The 2023 911 GT3 RS is expected to arrive at Isringhausen Porsche and other U.S. dealers by Spring, 2023. To order one, speak with an Isringhausen Porsche client advisor. Or call (877) 364-6090.