The carwow crew organized a showdown between two German rivals: the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and the BMW M3 CS, featuring their customary drag race, rolling race, and brake test. Both cars are designed for track performance and share similar performance figures but are really not considered as straight-line specialists.
The GT3 RS, equipped with the Weissach pack, is powered by a rear-mounted naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine, delivering 525 horsepower, and it’s paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission. The GT3 RS accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 3.0 seconds, with the Weissach package trimming 0.1 seconds off that time. Its top speed reaches 193 mph.
On the flip side, the BMW M3 CS packs a twin-turbocharged 3.0L inline-six engine with 543 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, matched to an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 188 mph. It’s worth noting that the 911 GT3 RS weighs 3,268 pounds, while the BMW M3 CS tips the scales at 3,814 pounds.
The BMW has more power and four-wheel drive but is also heavier. Despite the GT3 RS’s increased aerodynamics, it doesn’t have a significant advantage in straight-line speed. It looks like we’re going to have an exciting match, so be sure to watch the video to find out the winner!