Former Nürburgring Taxi driver Sabine Schmitz pitted her Porsche 997 GT3 RS against the new 991 GT3.

Former Nürburgring Taxi driver Sabine Schmitz pitted her Porsche 997 GT3 RS against the new 991 GT3.

Sabine clocked more than 20,000 km (12,427 miles) in her 997 GT3 RS which has received a series of modifications such as a KW competition suspension and an uprated braking system. Despite the upgrades, Sabine's 997 GT3 RS was no match for the 991 GT3 in a drag race, a result which shouldn't come as a big surprise taking into account the new GT3 is not only more powerful but also comes with a quicker PDK transmission and most importantly benefits from a launch control system.

The "Queen of the Nürburgring" is probably curious to check out the upcoming successor of her car, the 991 GT3 RS, a model which will likely be unveiled early October at the Paris Motor Show. Despite rumors of turbocharging, the new GT3 RS will probably remain naturally aspirated and should develop approximately 500 PS (368 kW) from an upgraded six-cylinder 3.8-liter engine sent to the wheels exclusively through a PDK.

Sales of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991) are programmed to begin in the first half of 2015.