We believed that Porsche had virtually squeezed everything it might get free from the present 911 (internally called 997), that is because of get replaced through the heavily redesigned and bigger 991 in the Frankfurt auto show this fall. But i was wrong: satisfy the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0, a stripped-down track fugitive designed with the biggest engine ever set up in a series-production 911, a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six that will reach 500 hp at 8250 rpm. That’s up from 450 hp at 7900 rpm for that Porsche 911 GT3 RS using its 3.8-liter flat-six. The most torque of 339 lb-ft-up from 317-arrives at 5750 rpm.
For that Porsche GT3 RS 4.0, Porsche uses the crankshaft from the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR race car; the connecting rods are manufactured from titanium. We’re pleased to report the only transmission available is really a six-speed manual-no PDK dual-clutch transmission here. Porsche swapped the hood, fenders, and seats for carbon-fiber bits, and used lighter carpeting-some markets will also obtain a plastic rear window-cutting weight to 2998 pounds, 160 less than the RS we’d at our last Lightning Lap. The RS 4.0 also turns into a unique rear wing and air deflectors about the front fascia.
The 193-mph top speed isn’t any improvement within the other Porsche GT3 models, nor does Porsche claim some.0 is going to be any quicker compared to, um, “basic” Porsche GT3 RS. The organization quotes exactly the same 3.8-seconds to 60 since it does for that RS. But we already clocked a GT3 at 3.8-seconds for the reason that sprint. Figure about the RS 4.0 doing the deed in around 3.6-a rear-drive 911 are only able to be so quick.
This isn’t just a last-minute update towards the Porsche GT3 RS. It’s a limited-production run of just 600 copies globally. The conventional color is Carrara White, accentuated with silver and red striping about the front fascia, sides, hood, and roof-and huge “Porsche” lettering about the rear spoiler. The multifarious gimmicks and luxuries of numerous other 911s are markedly absent-there isn’t any stopwatch on top from the dashboard, no cupholder, no navigation system, and, as i’ve already explained, no PDK.
This, obviously, means the Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 is going to be much more expensive compared to non-numbered RS. Some.0 should cost you a minimum of $185,000 when it hits U.S. showrooms later this season, about $70,000 greater than a regularPorsche 911 GT3 but still $50,000 a lot more than the Porsche GT3 RS. You’ll likely be lucky to obtain one.