Motorsports-inspired road car combines more power, electric
responsiveness, lower weight and extreme aerodynamics
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 19 /CNW/ - Porsche AG will send the new 911 GT3 RS
to the starting line at the Frankfurt motor show in September. Delivering
greater engine power, offering lower weight and featuring shorter transmission
ratios as well as further upgraded body and suspension elements, the new 911
GT3 RS continues to be the foundation for homologating the racing version of
the 911 GT3. As such, it continues Porsche's long tradition of absolutely
uncompromising, sporting 911s homologated for the road.
At the heart of the GT3 RS is a new engine, based on the flat-six
introduced earlier this year in the 911 GT3. Now displacing 3.8 instead of 3.6
litres, it offers even more power and astonishing responsiveness, revving even
faster and more dynamically than before. A 15-bhp increase over the regular
GT3 results in a maximum output of 450 horsepower and a specific output of
more than 118 bhp per litre.
The new 911 GT3 RS comes exclusively with a six-speed manual gearbox
optimised for short gearshift travel, low weight and high efficiency. To
enhance performance throughout the entire range of engine and road speed, the
gears are shorter and more aggressive than the 911 GT3.
To further improve its handling, the new 911 GT3 RS comes for the first
time with a purpose-built Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system,
with a wider front and rear tracks. Accordingly, the body of the new 911 GT3
RS is wider not only at the rear, as in the last version, but also at the
front through the use of additional wheel arch covers.
Standard dynamic engine mounts also serve to improve the car's driving
dynamics. Depending on conditions, the mounts change in their stiffness and
damping effect, improving the connection between the engine and the body when
The car's aerodynamics develop even more downforce than on the GT3, again
to the benefit of racetrack performance. Track performance is also why Porsche
is introducing another new option for 2010, a lithium-ion battery delivered
with the car which replaces the conventional lead battery, reducing weight by
more than 10 kg.
The new 911 GT3 RS shows its close connection to the track with its low
ride height, centre-locking wheels, an extra-large carbon-fibre rear wing with
forged aluminum wing supports, the dual tailpipes of the extra-light titanium
exhaust, as well as the aggressive front-end design, widened fenders and
The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS goes on sale in Canada in March 2010, at a
base price of $163,000.
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