Ambitious drivers know that precise deceleration is just as important as powerful acceleration. Improved aero balance when braking is achieved by an optimized chassis geometry reducing the deflection of the front axle.
The new 911 GT3 RS reduces the need to brake before bends and chicanes to a minimum. The ultra high performance (UHP) tires with 275/35 R20 at the front and 335/30 R21 at the rear, new wider wheels and wider track provide more lateral dynamics and higher cornering speeds.
Intense racing demands everything from man and machine. That's why the sporty 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is now even more robust on the race track, thanks to a modified bleeding system with an adjusted transmission ratio. After all, you don't want to drive the new 911 GT3 RS in overdrive.
The 911 GT3 RS already has a particularly powerful brake system as standard – which has been optimized again for use on the race track: with 6-piston aluminum brake calipers painted in Red at the front and 4-piston aluminum brake calipers at the rear in monobloc construction for high dimensional stability and very good response and release of the brakes. The lowered and internally vented compound brake discs reduce the unsprung and rotating masses and thus the weight, thanks to their two-part design with aluminum brake chambers.
The new 911 GT3 RS is set up for performance – thanks to increased downforce and revised aerodynamics. Using all vehicle data, including longitudinal/lateral acceleration, accelerator/brake pedal position and friction values, even the position of the rear wing and front diffuser are automatically adjusted to the driving situation in split seconds by Porsche Active Aerodynamics (PAA) with DRS. Best prerequisites for the next flying lap.
The new aero wishbones on the front axle increase downforce by reducing turbulence and the flow rate behind the bars – by up to 88 lbs at top speed. Sophisticated technology, derived from motorsports.
The wide turbo body with air intake panel significantly contributes to the aerodynamic optimization of the 911 GT3 RS and reinforces the athletic appearance. It also opens up space for new, wider wheels that improve handling even further.
Headwind is one of the biggest challenges on the way to fast lap times. The new 911 GT3 RS uses air flow optimally with every component. The setup for the best possible drag coefficient is completed by a two-piece rear section with enlarged air vents, rear spoiler with rear ventilation and a diffuser.
The interior with leather/Race-Tex features in Black, deviated stitching and embroidered "GT3 RS" lettering and trim strips in Black with inlays in a satin carbon fiber-weave finish highlight exclusivity as standard. On request, the interior is also available with extended leather/Race-Tex features and the contrasting color Guards Red or GT Silver.
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The fine tuning continues with the lightweight PDK gearshift paddles made of magnesium, a dashboard upper section covered with Black Race-Tex, interior elements in a satin carbon fiber-weave finish, a badge with the "Weissach RS" logo on the passenger side and headrests with the "Weissach RS" embroidered logo.
The highest maxim in lightweight construction: Reduce to the maximum. The new 911 GT3 RS also remains true to this motorsport philosophy – despite the significantly expanded and further improved equipment compared to its predecessors, including the active aerodynamics, wider wheels and tires, wider body and more extensive adjustment options for the chassis in different driving modes.
The lightweight glass includes laminated glass and acoustic film on the front, door, rear side and rear windows which not only optimizes the vehicle weight, but also improves the interior acoustics – by minimizing external noise such as rolling and wind noise.
The full bucket seats made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) in high gloss carbon fiber already offer a high level of lateral support as standard. They also feature impressive seat covers in Black leather, seat centers with continuous perforation in Black Race-Tex with Guards Red or GT Silver contrasting color.
The electronic adjustment of the damping control system actively and continuously adjusts the damping force on each wheel, based on current road conditions and driving style. PASM has two settings: sporty-comfortable and sporty-firm.
Specs reflect base model unless otherwise noted.
|Max. power||518 hp|
|Max. power at rpm||8,500 rpm|
|Max. engine speed||9,000 rpm|
|Max. torque||342 lb-ft|
|Max. torque at rpm||6,300 rpm|
|Max. power per liter||129.5 hp/l|
|Power-to-weight ratio||6.3 lb/hp|
|Top track speed (with summer tires)||184 mph|
|0 - 60 mph||3.0 s|
|1/4 mile with Sport Chrono Package||10.9 s|
|Approach / departure angle (steel suspension)||6.2 - 9.8 °|
|Ramp break-over angle (steel suspension)||10.6 °|
|Max. ground clearance (steel suspension)||3.9 in|
|Width w/ mirrors folded||74.8 in|
|Turning circle diameter||34.5 ft|
|Curb weight||3,268 lb|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)||3,957 lb|
|Maximum load||689 lb|
|Fuel tank||16.9 gal|
|Limited vehicle warranty||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first) including 24-hour roadside assistance program|
|Main service interval||Porsche Cars North America offers service and maintenance packages in a variety of terms to match your intended usage. Please see your authorized Porsche Dealer for details and availability.|
|Limited paint warranty||4 years/50,000 miles (whichever comes first)|
|Limited corrosion warranty||12 years/unlimited miles|
|EPA Disclaimer||EPA estimates not yet available.|