Porsche has finally revealed the much awaited 911 GT3 RS at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.
It gets an aluminum body combined with a magnesium roof and carbon fiber reinforced plastic hood and engine lid as well as other lightweight components that have shaved off 10 kg compared to the regular 911 GT3 which means the RS version tips the scales at 1,420 kg (3,130 lbs). The engine lid has gained extra cooling elements as well as a built-in ducktail spoiler to boost downforce at higher speeds. Also noticeable are the updated front wings with air ducts, a prominent splitter and a big wing at the back.
Power comes from a newly developed flat-six 4.0-liter naturally aspirated engine developing 500 HP (368 kW) and 460 Nm (340 lb-ft) which enables the 911 GT3 RS to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.3 seconds and 124 mph (200 km/h) in 10.9 seconds before hitting a top speed of more than 200 mph (322 km/h). The engine's power is channeled to the rear axle via a revised 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission and a fully variable locking differential benefiting from torque vectoring.
The interior cabin adopts a familiar look but with a white rev counter, body-colored upholstery and stitching, three-spoke steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara and some carbon fiber inserts on the dashboard and door panels.
Capable of lapping the Nürburgring in 7 minutes and 20 seconds, the new 911 GT3 RS is scheduled to go on sale in a few months and it will carry a starting price of £131,296 in UK and €181,690 in Germany.
Additional details are available in the attached press release.