Porsche Set To Launch Latest 911 GT3 RS Sportscar On August 17
Porsche plans to launch its even more impressive 911 (992 generation) GT3 RS sportscar on August 17th and according to the German automaker, the new model will be more aerodynamic with an improved chassis.
Like past models, the GT3 RS will pretty much be as close to a road-legal race car as you can get. In the teaser image above, you can see the large air vents in the hood and wider fender flares that all help with aerodynamics, and we’re sure the big swan-neck wing has some adjustable tricks for increased downforce, too.
“We focused primarily on aerodynamics and chassis questions in the development of the new 911 GT3 RS,” Andreas Preuninger, GT model line director, said in a statement. Preuninger certainly knows how to hone sports cars for greatness, having had a hand in the development of some of Porsche’s best coupes.
Under the skin, we’re sure that Porsche will showcase some improvements in chassis and suspension design, and we know that the car will be offered with bespoke P Zero Trofeo RS rubber from Pirelli. We’ll also see active aero with an F1-style rear wing, while the cabin will play host to a special steering wheel. Spy shots have shown that this wheel will feature multiple dials for various aspects of the drive experience, so we speculate that the new GT3 RS will allow you to tweak aero, suspension, throttle, and suspension settings on the fly.
Expect the GT3 RS to use a 4.0-litre flat-6 and 8-speed dual-clutch transmission derived from the standard GT3. The output should surpass the base GT3’s 502 hp and 346 lb-ft of torque.