Porsche turbocharging 911 GT3 RS - report

A new report indicates Porsche is taking into consideration using a turbocharged engine for the upcoming 911 GT3 RS.

A new report indicates Porsche is taking into consideration using a turbocharged engine for the upcoming 911 GT3 RS.

It is believed engineers at Porsche are worried about the reliability of the flat-six 3.8-liter engine installed in the plagued 911 GT3 which is why they are analyzing the prospects of mounting a turbocharged engine to squeeze the extra power the "RS" badge imposes.

This rumor makes sense taking into consideration Porsche CEO Matthias Müller said earlier this year the model could be delayed as a result of the fire-related call of the 911 GT3. However, adopting a turbocharged engine for the RS version could upset purists who prefer a naturally-aspirated motor.

In related news, the 911 GT3's four-wheel steering system will reportedly be offered on the Cayman, possibly for the range-topping GT4 version.

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Automaker Porsche
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Tags 911 gt3 rs, 991 gt3 rs, porsche 911 gt3 rs, porsche 991 gt3 rs