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Porsche 911 RS Showdown: Classic Analog vs. Modern Marvel

The Porsche 911 is a legendary car, and the RS trim represents the pinnacle of on-track performance. But how does the latest 992 GT3 RS stack up against the legendary 1995 993 Carrera RS?

On paper, the 992 GT3 RS has all the advantage. This modern machine boasts a 4.0-liter flat-six engine churning out a staggering 518 horsepower at a screaming 8,500 rpm and 342 lb-ft of torque at 6,300 rpm. With a curb weight of 3,268 lbs, it achieves a 0-60 mph time of a blistering 3.0 seconds and a top speed of 184 mph.

The 993 RS, on the other hand, is an air-cooled marvel equipped with a flat-six engine producing 300 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 247 lb-ft of torque at 5,400 rpm. It boasts a curb weight of around 2,800 lbs, achieving a 0-60 mph time of 5.0 seconds and an estimated top speed of 172 mph.

Steve Sutcliffe from The Intercooler compare the latest 992 GT3 RS with the iconic 1995 993 RS to see if the newest technology reigns supreme, or if classic analog charm still holds a place in today’s driving landscape.