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Porsche 911 GT3

Monday, December 14th, 2015 , by
Porsche 911 GT3

The new 911 GT3 RS breaks boundaries – an experience we have no intention of keeping from you.

For that to be possible, nothing less than an explosion of power is required. Plus a tremendous amount of propulsion: the 4.0-litre flat-six engine delivers 368 kW (500 hp) and a torque of 460 Nm. With a maximum speed of 8,800 rpm, it pushes to the extreme – and yet never feels the strain.

Equipped with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) as standard, this thoroughbred athlete blazes through the 100 km/h mark after merely 3.3 seconds – that’s 0.6 seconds faster than its predecessor. Nevertheless, the new 911 GT3 RS is also capable of slowing the pace down: the PIT SPEED button on the centre console activates a safety-oriented speed limiter, cooling the car’s temperament at a single stroke.

Engine power is converted into propulsive force by 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK), fitted as standard. Seventh gear is optimised for performance, and gear ratios are tuned for racetrack driving.

The chassis has been engineered for maximum performance. Dynamic engine mounts and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) with sports tuning are all included in the standard specification.

The body of the new 911 GT3 RS has been fleshed out. By comparison with the predecessor model, it is around 30 mm broader at the rear and even 80 mm broader at the front. With its wider track, a 100 mm longer wheelbase and with rear-axle steering fitted as standard, the new 911 GT3 RS represents a new dimension in driving and roll stability and promises even better agility and driving performance.

This performance capability is underpinned by wider wheels and tyres as well as by the enlarged wheel diameter of 21 inches on the rear axle.

Despite the extra girth, the 911 GT3 RS is strict on weight. To increase its chances of victory and further reduce fuel consumption, many of its components are made from carbon and light alloys, such as magnesium or aluminium.

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