Porsche’s most hardcore 911 is here, the 911 GT3 RS is based on the current generation (991) GT3 but the RS takes the volume up a notch with more downforce, more power, and less weight.
The 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0 liter flat-six engine, the biggest displacement NA engine in a 911 model. The engine produces 500 horsepower and 338 pound-feet of torque, power is sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. The GT3 RS comes with the “de-clutching” feature, which acts as the pressing of the clutch on a manual car, when both of the paddle shifters are pulled at the same time.
The 911 GT3 RS also loss a bit of weight, it weighs 10 kg less than the standard GT3. The 0 – 100 km/h acceleration takes 3.3 seconds and the GT3 RS reaches 200 km/h in 10.9 seconds.
Extra downforce is generated by the vents on the front fenders and the large rear spoiler. Both of these elements also give the RS a very aggressive look. The car rides on the widest tires Porsche has ever put on a road-going 911 model, however, they didn’t provide exact size of the wheels and tires.
The 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS will go on sale in July, with prices starting at $175,900 in the United States. No word on Canadian pricing yet.