The Porsche 911 is offered in several versions, but the most radical, aggressive, and practically oriented to the tracks is the 911 GT3 RS version, which comes to give excitement to the lives of professional drivers or amateurs. This model invites to get out of the comfort zone and step on the accelerator.
As if that were not enough, it is also offered with the mythical Weissach package that will make you able to achieve better times through its lightweight architecture, which was inherited from its big brother the Porsche 918 Spider.
As Porsche engineers claim, the 911 GT3 is not an update of the previous model, but a practically new and more aggressive design. It is practically a racing car homologated for the street, and is that all internal or external design elements point us to that, a true extreme and visceral driving experience.
The Porsche GT3 RS provides one of the most heavenly driving experiences you can ever get. There may be models in the competition that are more luxurious, more expensive and even with more powerful engines, but no one matches this feeling of being behind the wheel of this machine that was completely performance oriented.
Throughout history the 911 has been characterized by meeting all design criteria oriented to functionality. But this 911 GT3 RS takes this to another level, a level that the German company itself acknowledges is above its previous works.
This car can be for everyday use, yes because it is homologated for the streets, but it would be wasting all the potential of this machine whose natural habitat is the tracks, the asphalt. It feels comfortable to let out all its power and its insane acceleration that never seems to end.
This extreme and radical version of the 911 mounts the traditional Porsche Boxster 6-cylinder rear engine with 4.0 liters of displacement and a maximum power of 520 horsepower that are available in full at 8250 revolutions per minute.
Like the power, the maximum torque of 470 Newton per meter is available at 6000 revolutions per minute. It has a compression ratio of 13.3:1 and a line injection cut-off at 9000 revolutions per minute that when it enters gives us an orgasmic sound. It is a very dynamic and explosive engine.
Equipped with the VarioCam variable intake system patented by Porsche and that gives a fairly even torque and power curve throughout the rev band. With homologated consumption of 12.8 liters per 100 km and carbon dioxide emissions of 291 grams per kilometer, it is a fairly environmentally friendly car despite being a track-oriented beast.
With a top speed of 312 kilometers per hour and the ability to get from 0 to 100 in 3.2 seconds it is a powerful explosive. It is even claimed that due to its even power curve, it is capable of recovering from a cut from 80 to 120 km per hour in just 1.8 seconds.
With a length of 4 meters and a width of 1.9 meters without mirrors and a height of 1.29 meters, it is a compact racing car, with a weight of 1430 kilograms and a trunk capacity of 125 liters, while the fuel tank capacity is 64 liters.
Transmission and equipment
We all know that the goal of any racing car is to go fast. That is why Porsche has used in this model its world famous PDK transmission, which is a reference in the market, with gear changes in thousandths of a second and without interrupting the dose of torque, crushing acceleration values are achieved for the competition.
In this extreme version of the 911 GT3 RS, the PDK or Porsche Doppelkupplung transmission, even sportier and with shorter ratios, was again adjusted and tuned. In addition to shorter ratios, also changed the path of the cams located behind the steering wheel, to make it extremely short and precise. It has 7 speeds designed solely for track performance in which the seventh gear has a longer ratio than the previous ones to achieve a maximum top speed.
Its PDK system is composed of 2 semi-boxes, integrated one inside the other in a single common housing, with 2 clutches that are joined by 2 independent transmission shafts, and that work alternately when transmitting power.
While a gear change occurs, with one clutch open, the other is already closed, which makes it possible to change speed in milliseconds, resulting in faster acceleration. It has a faster recovery when exiting a curve and increased performance in general, in addition to transforming driving into the most extreme in this market segment.
Another aspect tweaked by Porsche was the exhaust system of the new GT3 RS that consists of two pre-silencers, two catalytic converters and a final muffler that ends in four central titanium outlets. Porsche claims that as this is a large volume system it reduces exhaust backpressure relieving some of the engine’s power.
Throughout the exhaust system are located oxygen sensors, and that, through the control circuit regulate the composition of the gases for each exhaust line. It has another pair of sensors mounted after the catalytic converter that verify the correct operation of the same.
The new GT 3RS offers extraordinary agility, partly due to its redesigned chassis with a light and independent McPherson-type suspension and longitudinal and transverse arms. The rear axle has a multi-link suspension structure with springs and individual springs mounted on tubular supports, applying the concept of the German LSA, which means light, stable and agile.
The toe-in and stiffness of the stabilizer bars can be individually adjusted as required by the driver. The configuration of the suspension and shock absorbers was revised, making it more stable in curves at speeds above 250 kilometers per hour.