Ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut, the new 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS has surfaced on the interwebs. Compared to the “regular” 911 GT3, the GT3 RS version comes with a variety of visual and performance modifications.
Under the hood, the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS uses a brand new 4.0-liter six-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine tuned to deliver 493 hp and 489 Nm (384 lb-ft) of torque , same power but more torque than the GT3 RS 4.0 – 15 lb-ft more. Compared to the 911 GT3, the GT3 RS delivers 25 hp and 60 lb-ft of torque more.
The engine is coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission which sends power to the rear wheels. An advanced torque vectoring system and a variable locking differential are included with the new sporty 911. The car now weighs 1420 kg, 10 kilos less than the 911 GT3.
Porsche claims the new 911 GT3 RS will lap the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes and 20 seconds.
From 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h), the new 911 GT3 RS will only need 3.3 seconds, while the 200 km/h (124 mph) mark is reached 10.9 seconds. Top speed is limited to 320 km/h (198 mph).
The car costs 181,690 Euro.
We look forward to 2016 when BMW is rumored to unveil the M4 GTS, a track-focused car that would go head-to-head with the 911 GT3 RS.