Porsche GT series production chief Andreas Preuninger confirmed the 911 GT3 RS will arrive next year.

Porsche GT series production chief Andreas Preuninger confirmed the 911 GT3 RS will arrive next year.

Porsche recently unveiled the new GT3 and GT3 R (race car) versions of the 911 which will be followed by the Turbo variant later this year and the GT3 RS model in 2014. The latter will borrow the electric steering and PDK of the GT3 which might not sound great for hardcore enthusiasts. However, Preuninger told CAR the steering will be just as good (at least) as the GT3 RS 4.0's, while the PDK is going to provide "more involvement than the manual option".

He added the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 RS will not receive a manual transmission as the company doesn't want to provide too many options on their GT series. He mentioned having two types of gearboxes would require different aero and suspension settings, along with other tires, and since they are a "small team" they can "only concentrate on one car."

We should expect a quicker PDK in terms of gear changing, while the steering will be further tuned to work better with the RS-spec suspension. Set to receive a titanium exhaust, bigger wing, aero tweaks and possibly more than 500 hp (373 kW), the new 911 GT3 RS is likely to have a starting price of more than 120,000 GBP (about 181.248 USD or 139.894 EUR).

Check out the full interview at the source link below.

Note: 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 pictured

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