Stronger, faster, wider, automatic

Stuttgart, March 3, 2015

This moment, all racetrack friends awaited with great longing. This is it, life has a purpose again! That's right: Porsche unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show ( March 3 to 15 2015) the new 911 GT3 RS. As might be expected, Porsche Motorsport gurus of the most powerful and fastest GT3 RS is ever succeeded once more. And on top of that, the widest since the new RS indulges in the ausladenste of the three available 911 bodies. More specifically, it takes the body of the 911 Turbo and is again 28 millimeters wider than the GT3. Together with the extremely pulled front spoiler, rear wing and the monumental new, extremely opulent Radhausentlüftungen makes the RS for the low likelihood of confusion.

New magnesium roof

That wider track, the widest tires of all 911 models and the extra output (wings, wheel arches ) bring more corner speed, should be clear. The undisputed king of the dynamic - yourselfers, the new 911 GT3 RS but also by clever lightweight construction. How to lower the center of gravity for the first time built magnesium roof. Together with the engine and trunk lid made ​​of carbon and other, unspecified parts from alternative materials, it causes a reduction in weight by ten kilograms compared with the 911 GT3. Thus, the new GT3 RS weighs 1,420 pounds. That is 50 pounds more than the predecessor built until 2011.

Even faster on the Nordschleife

That he still accelerated significantly better, he owes among other things the most powerful engine ever to be transplanted into a Porsche GT3 model. It is a new 4.0-liter six-cylinder boxer with 500 hp and 480 Newton meters. With the same horsepower it has 20 Newton meters more than the now legendary 911 GT3 RS 4.0 of 2011. Compared to the current GT3 he makes 25 horsepower and 40 Newton meters more. The 2015er GT3 RS accelerates in 3.3 seconds from 0-100 km / h and 200 km / h mark falls from 10.9 seconds. By comparison, the predecessor needed for the zero - to-100 - km / h sprint 3.9 seconds, the current GT3 requires 3.5 seconds. The Nordschleife surrounded tips Porsche race horse in 7:20 minutes. Thus, the new GT3 RS seven seconds faster than the GT3 RS 4.0 and even nine seconds faster than the Zuffenhausen icon Carrera GT.

Only with double clutch

A downer for all purebred Penalty purists might be the choice of the transmission. For, as in the current 911 GT3 Porsche GT3 RS waived in favor of a specially adapted PDK transmission to a manual version. However, the dual clutch has a disengagement function (similar to stepping the clutch) extended by so-called " paddle - neutral " and a speed limitation by Pit - Speed ​​button. After Porsche will offer in his equally new thoroughbred racer Cayman GT4 as the only option a six-speed manual transmission, hardcore fans had hoped for a manual GT3 RS variant. Whether such an option follows is not yet known. Like the 911 GT3 has also the GT3 RS on a rear axle and a torque vectoring function with fully variable rear differential.

As of May at the dealer

Inside, he surpassed his "little " brother by bucket seats, which are based on the carbon shells of the 918 Spyder. Moreover, from the factory, the Clubsport package on board, which consists of a bolted roll cage, a fire extinguisher, a Sechspunktgurt for the driver side and a preparation for battery master switch ( emergency stop). The standard Sport Chrono Package counts in the GT3 RS also a smartphone app that will stop the lap times using GPS or important driving data and receives them with those of other drivers makes them comparable. The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS is now available for purchase with prices starting at 181,690 Euros. The launch in May 2015. By comparison, the Porsche 911 GT3 will cost at least 137,303 euros, the McLaren 650S is to have from 231,500 euros . (sw)