The 992 blurs the line between road and competition car

Porsche made us wait until August 17 for the presentation of the long-awaited Porsche 911 GT3 RS. We knew this version would be radical because the GT3 already pushes the limits of performance for a road vehicle. But what about this new 992 GT3 RS apart from being very close to the competition. Discovery together of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the most ultimate 911.

An atmospheric apartment 6 that still gains resource

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS has for years been known as the most powerful naturally aspirated version of the German manufacturer’s sports car. 4.0-liter flat-six engine already developed 510 horsepower in the GT3, but Porsche manages to get even more out of it with the GT3 RS, which claims 525 horsepower and 465 Nm of torque. That is more than 131 horsepower per liters that this naturally aspirated engine delivers when it reaches r.maximum revolutions of 9,000 rpm!

If 15 horsepower may seem like a low power gain, it has come after important work with Porsche mechanics. The manufacturer has therefore introduced new camshafts, a new single butterfly intake system and one new valve train. These elements are dderived from motor racing. If Porsche is obliged to invest so much in the mechanics of this 911 for an increase of 15 horsepower, it is because we arrive at a very sharp engine where it takes very extensive work to scratch the smallest horse.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

20 years after the first Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the 992 GT3 RS adopts the colors of the 996 GT3 RS.

Performances

In terms of performance, this mechanism allows a 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds. Fast due to the use of PDK gearbox considered very effective. The latter is the choice available on the GT3 RS unlike its little sister the GT3, which also offers a manual gearbox. This version makes a lot of use of carbon fiber reinforced polymerwhich allows him to contain its weight of 1,450 kg. Page top speedit is reached at 296 km/h. You must exclaim “only?”. It’s true that just reading the power figures the top speed might surprise you, but if it tops out below 300 km/h it’s primarily due to a extremely powerful downforce.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Support as first designer

The support is therefore the most processed element on this Porsche 911 GT3 RS and it is the most visible. Actually Porsche 911 GT3 RS type 992 with a style guided by aerodynamics. We thus find a GIGANTIC rear wing higher than the roof! And that’s not all, the front part has one splits to direct the air that passes under the car, side finof haveIopen fronts…Even the roof receives aerodynamic elements to control the airflow.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS rear spoiler

Support and more support

A 911 GT3 is already known to be glued to the tarmac due to significant aerodynamic downforce, but with this new 911 GT3 RS we can say that it is literally coated, screwed Where riveted on the asphalt because of a downforce 3 times greater than GT3. Let’s use numbers at 200 km/h that’s 409 kg of aerodynamic support which enables the GT3 RS to hold the road and at 285 km/h it is even 860 kg. Thus we better understand the top speed of 296 km/h.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS downforce

A DSR!

The 911 GT3 RS gets closer to the world of motorsport by equipping itself with one active spoiler that incorporates an “airbrake” function “but that’s not all. The car also has DRSthis system is known to be used in F1 makes it possible to reduce the aerodynamic resistance of the vehicle and thus to increase the top speed.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS was then destined to race against the clock on tracks around the world. A car that no longer sticks to the road, but sticks the road to it. His price is actually from €234,977 but this one can soar above €400,000 for configurations with lots of options. A price to match its performance?

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Paul Emile

Paul Emile

Passionate about cars in the broadest sense, I have a preference for everything! I write alongside my studies in political science for the joy of sharing. See you on the roads and on my Instagram.

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