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Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Porsche
aka Porsche 911 GT3 Racing Sport
Production 2003-Present
Class Supercar
Body Style 2-door, 2-seat Rear-Engined Coupe
Length 4471 mm / 176.0 in
Width 1808 mm / 71.2 in
Height 1280 mm / 50.4 in
Wheelbase 2355 mm / 92.7 in
Weight 1375 kg / 3031 lbs
Transmission 6-Speed PDK
Engine 4.0 litre Flat-6
Power 309.5 kw / 415 bhp @ 7600 rpm
406.75 nm / 300 ft lbs of torque @ 5500 rpm
Similar Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a variation of the much loved Porsche 911, the sports car is built by the German car company Porsche.

See Autopedia's comprehensive Porsche 911 GT3 RS Review.

Recent Changes

  • Hot on the heels of the recently unveiled 500 hp 911 Turbo, Porsche has unveiled an update to the GT3 RS in time for the 2010 model year. The new RS will drop the 3.6 mill in favor of the new 3.8. Unlike the Turbo's 500 hp output, this one only produces 450. Handling has been further improved with a purpose-built PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) suspension, a wider track both front and rear made possible by larger wheel arch covers, and dynamic engine mounts that are able to adjust their stiffness and damping effect depending on driving conditions. Besides performance, the 2010 GT3 RS gets revised front and rear fascias and new, visually louder graphics as well as a new carbon fiber rear wing mounted on aluminum supports. Options will include lithium-ion battery that saves 22 pounds over the standard unit and a lightweight titanium exhaust system. Prices start at $132,800 for the U.S. [1]

Styles and Major Options

  • Street Series: A version of the Porsche 911 GT3RS that is allowed on main streets.
  • Race Series: A version of the Porsche GT3RS that is only allowed on race tracks.

Pricing

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MODEL Trims
256,900 394,600 250,000 400,000
MSRP
256,900 394,600 250,000 400,000
Invoice
256,900 394,600 250,000 400,000

Gas Mileage

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As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:

Cost
$3000 - 6000
MPG
City: 14 Highway: 21 Combined: 36 Overall: 16

Engine and Transmission

Below are the stats for the 2011 Model:

Engine Size: 3.8 Liters

Cylinders: 6

Transmission: Manual (M6)

Drive System: 2 Wheel Driver

Performance

Below are the stats for the 2011 Model:

Intake Valves Per Cylinder: 2

Exhaulst Valves Per Cylinder: 2

Fuel Tipe: PREMIUM

Safety

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Photos

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Colors

The colors the 997 GT3RS are almost the same as the old one but the new GT3RS are much more lively than the 996 GT3RS. The 996 GT3RS only came with a White body color with Red or Blue Stripes at the sides and Red or Blue Rims which some people thought was a bit boring. The new car is available with:

  • Arctic Silver Metallic / Orange Stripes
  • Orange / Black stripes
  • Black / Orange stripes
  • Green / Black stripes.

All car's rims and exterior mirrors will be the same color as the stripes.

Main Competitors

The key rivals of the GT3RS are the Ferrari F430 Scuderia, Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, Aston Martin DB9 and Audi R8.

Hybrid Models

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Unique Attributes

There are two editions of the "Race Version" The first is a basic model built for speed. The second is the "Le Mans Edition" which was featured in the 2006 Le Mans event.


Interior

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Resale Values

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Criticisms

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Generations

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Current Generation: (2015–present)

Porsche launched the RS version of the 991 GT3 at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015. Compared to the 991 GT3, the front fenders are now equipped with louvers above the wheels and the rear fenders now include Turbo-like intakes, rather than an intake below the rear wing. The roof is made from magnesium. The interior includes full bucket seats (based on the carbon seats of the 918 Spyder), carbon-fibre inserts, lightweight door handles and the Club Sport Package as standard (a bolted-on roll cage behind the front seats, preparation for a battery master switch, and a six-point safety harness for the driver and fire extinguisher with mounting bracket).

The 3.8-litre unit found in the 991 GT3 is replaced with a 4.0-litre unit with 500 horsepower and 339 pound-feet (460 N·m) of torque. The transmission is PDK only. The drivetrain delivers 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.3 seconds (0.6 seconds quicker than the 997 GT3 RS 4.0) and 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) in 10.9 seconds. The 991 GT3 RS also comes with functions such as declutching by "paddle neutral" — comparable to pressing the clutch with a conventional manual gearbox –- and Pit Speed limiter button. As with the 991 GT3, there is rear-axle steering and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus with fully variable rear axle differential lock. The Nürburgring Nordschleife time is 7 minutes and 20 seconds.

The 991.2 GT3 RS was unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. It makes 520 hp with a claimed 0-62 mph time of 3.2 seconds and with the only transmission option being a 7-speed pdk[1]. In April 2018 the 2019 GT3 RS lapped the nurburgring in 6:56.4 making it 23.6 seconds faster than the 991.1 rs, and faster than the 918 Spyder around the track. A Weissach package is optional.

991.1 GT3 RS Gallery

997 generation (2006–2012)

The 997 GT3 RS was released in Europe in October 2006 and in North America in spring 2007.The 997 GT3 RS is 20 kg (44 lb) lighter than the 997 GT3, weighing in at 1,375 kg (3,031 lb). This weight-saving was achieved by the use of an adjustable carbon fiber wing, a plastic engine cover, and a lightweight plastic rear window. The weight savings gives the 997 GT3 RS corresponding engine power to curb weight ratio of 300 bhp (220 kW) per tonne.

The body of the 997 GT3 RS is 44 mm (1.7 in) wider at the rear than the 997 GT3 (a legacy from the Carrera 4 models with which it shares its shell). The muscular-looking rear end conceals a wider track that not only improves directional stability but also increases the potential cornering grip. However, drag is increased and top speed reduced. In addition to the new technology, the paint scheme and body panels are all designed specifically for this car. For the RS version, the limited edition orange colour was mixed specially for this car.

The American version of the 997 GT3 RS has a standard rear window (not plexiglas) and the smaller 911 fuel tank to comply with rules of SCCA, Grand-Am, and IMSA. For Grand-Am races, the central locking wheel nut is replaced with the standard five-lug pattern required under Grand-Am rules.

Production of the first generation 997 GT3 RS (997.1 GT3 RS) ended in 2009. An estimated 1,909 vehicles were delivered worldwide, with an estimated 413 of those directed to the United States.

For 2010, the second generation 911 GT3 RS (known as 997.2 GT3 RS) received an additional 35 PS (26 kW; 35 hp) due to a new 3.8-liter flat-six, bringing total power output up to 450 PS (331 kW; 444 hp). This car was not approved for competition in the United States by IMSA American LeMans. Grand-Am originally did not approve the car, but after performance issues (a Porsche team did not compete at the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama round), Grand-Am approved the second-generation car in April 2010.

996 generation (2003–2005)

The Porsche 996 GT3 RS had a production run from 2003 to 2005. Only 140 right hand drive 996 GT3 RS cars were built by Porsche and 113 of those were officially imported into to the UK. The 996 GT3 RS was not sold in USA or Canada.



Worldwide

Besides the 996 GT3 RS the GT3 RS has been available worldwide including the American and canadian markets.

Design quirks and oddities

The 911 GT3 RS apeared in a episode of Top Gear on a road trip along the American coast.

Awards

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See Also

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