With a clear focus on motorsport, the Porsche Motorsport department will present its latest project at the Geneva Motor Show, the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Following in the revered tradition of RS derivatives of the 911 coupe, the new model combines a race car chassis with a track-proven, high-revving, naturally-aspirated, 4-litre engine to set a new benchmark for performance driving enthusiasts.
The new model is based on the 911 GT3 but with increased performance thanks to its further-optimised 520bhp rear-mounted, flat-6 engine offering acceleration from 0 to 62mph in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 193mph. This is paired with suspension tuned for maximum feel and precision. Hence, the 911 GT3 RS features recalibrated rear axle steering and revised suspension for quicker reactions to driver input and enhanced overall agility.
Aerodynamics have determined the design of the wide, lightweight body – most obviously with its distinctive rear wing – but detail changes have also been applied throughout the car. The principle of form following function continues inside the cabin, with deeply-sculpted sports seats made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic with a carbon-weave finish.
The consistency of the material choices throughout the car emphasise the lightweight RS concept. This is demonstrated by the door panels with storage nets and door opening loops, reduced sound absorption materials and a new, lighter rear engine cover.
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