992 and 991.2 GT3 RS at the ring

Nürburgring, 30 March 2017

That the vehicle tuning at Porsche and the Nürburgring are inextricably linked, should be known. So it's no wonder that our Erlkönig photographer could scan now two interesting testbed in the Eifel: the new Porsche 911 and the facelift of the current GT3 RS.

This is the new 911

Let's start with the 992, the successor of the current 991 Porsche. At first glance, the much flatter front cover is to recognize that now goes over in the front bumper. At the rear, there is a continuous spoiler, which flips up when needed and for output. The wide band of light beneath the leaf is reminiscent of the Porsche-electric trial 'Mission S'. Also striking: Probably replaced the familiar door handles against folding handles for aerodynamic reasons. The Porsche 911 of the generation of 992 should build on a completely new basis, which allows a hybrid drive. So firmly, we expect a premiere with a plug-in version of the 911! Motors of the well-known three-liter six-cylinder Boxer should be used, which drives even the current 911. The base model is currently 370 HP. This performance should surpass the 992.

GT3 RS Gets a facelift

The second vehicle, which is currently in test mode, is the face lift on the GT3 RS. The Super Sport is that has received revised front bumper of the new GT3, derived from the GT3 Cup race car Porsche. The taillights also will inherit from the GT3 RS. Under the hood, it remains the free absorbing six-cylinder Boxer. We might imagine that its capacity to extend from 4.0 to 4.2 liters more than the current 500 HP from the unit to pick up. Finally, the lower positioned GT3 models and 911 R make 500 HP. In the sports car world championship WEC Porsche being already 510 Horsepower from four liters in the 911 RSR. There is also the one or the other horses to support should be ready with a larger displacement. (mf)