A recent report indicates the hardcore Porsche 911 GT3 RS will be introduced late this summer with an extensive array of upgrades over the regular 911 GT3 version.

A recent report indicates the hardcore Porsche 911 GT3 RS will be introduced late this summer with an extensive array of upgrades over the regular 911 GT3 version.

The most significant change will be the revamped aerodynamic package which will include winglets mounted on the front spoiler along with wider wheel arches to squeeze in the new tires which will have a wider track. Excess weight will be removed by mounting lighter panels, thinner glass and stripping out the cabin.

Output of the 6-cylinder 3.8-liter boxer engine will receive a minor bump over the 475 HP (349 kW) in the 911 GT3 and will be transferred to the wheels exclusively through a PDK transmission that will have updated gear ratios and a different shifting strategy.

All these changes will make the RS version quicker in the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint than the GT3 which needs 3.5 seconds to complete the task. The top speed is expected to go down a bit from 195 mph (315 km/h) as a result of the new aero kit which will generate about 50 percent more downforce.

Note: 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 pictured

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PDK-only Porsche 911 GT3 RS due late summer, new details emerge - report