A day or two after the leaked images of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 hit the web, Porsche released the official hi-res pictures and specs on the limited edition race ready GT3 RS 4.0. This is the last iteration of the 911 model that was known as 997, one of my favorite models, it will be replaced with an all-new 991 model which will be showcased at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
As mentioned in our previous post, the GT3 RS 4.0 will be powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0 liter boxer engine that produces an impressive 500 horsepower at 8,250 rpm, that’s 125 hp/L, making it the world’s most power NA engine. The standard 3.8 L GT3 RS had “only” 450 horsepower. The 4.0 also comes with impressive torque numbers, peaking at 339 pound-feet (460 Nm) at 5,750 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission.
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 comes with lightweight body parts; a carbon fiber hood and front wing, plastic rear windows, lightweight carpets and buckets seats, and the deletion of air conditioning and the stereo system. The end result is a car that only weighs 2,998 pounds (1,360 kg) with a full tank of fuel. The GT3 RS 4.0 is able to complete a lap of the Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 27 seconds, that’s 6 seconds faster than the GT3 RS and 1.7 seconds faster than Porsche’s supercar, the Carrera GT.
The exterior features a white paint job with silver stripes that are finished with red edges. There is massive rear wing and new front winglets for added down force at high speeds. The car comes with light-weight body color matching wheels.
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 will be launched in July and will be available for sale later in the year, it will be priced at €178,586 in Germany (taxes included) and $185,000 (not including taxes etc.) in the United States. The car will be limited to only 600 units worldwide.