The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS, one of this year’s most anticipated super sports cars, will finally make its debut on August 17th. We saw it in prototype form, we waited for it for months, but now there are only a few weeks left until the vernissage and she showed off in her black livery during a shakedown on the track.
With the confirmation of the presentation date, the last doubts about the arrival of the car are cleared, which will be the most “racetrack” 992 model ever and which is positioned one step higher than the GT3. The announcement was accompanied by a photo of the car and some images on the official social networks, although prototypes have been immortalized in the past during dynamic testing.
As can be seen, the bodywork has been revised in numerous components and will include a new splitter, a new hood with larger air intakes, the unique louvers on the front fenders, roof-mounted fins, and extra deflectors behind the front wheels. and rear that leaves some of the tires exposed, a new diffuser at the rear with dual exhaust pipes, and an XL-sized rear wing. The latter is probably the tallest ever fitted to a production 911.
2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Engine
IT Andreas Preuninger, GT model line director said: “The new 911 GT3 RS is even more optimized for track use than the previous generation. The four-liter six-cylinder boxer engine has an extraordinary capacity to take turns and with around 500hp it proved ideal for use on the circuit and track days. That is why in the development of the new 911 GT3 RS we focused mainly on aerodynamics and the chassis ”.
Taking note that the powerful flat-six has not been revolutionized to obtain so much more power, we recall that one of the GT3s delivers 510 HP and 469 Nm; thus, we expect the GT3 RS to have that extra handful of power and torque, even if the “around 500hp” statement leaves a question mark on the definitive values. However, we are confident that it will surpass the 520 hp of the previous GT3 RS 991.2.
Focus on Aerodynamics
More importantly, the model features intelligent aerodynamic solutions such as the active rear wing, inspired by the 911 RSR and GT3 R GT racing cars, underlining the affinities with Porsche’s cherished concept of “race cars for the road. “. The 911 GT3 lapped at the Nürburgring in 6’59 ”927, which is 17 seconds faster than the previous generation.
And even when it is processed by specialists it achieves extraordinary results. At this point, we are eager to see what the GT3 RS will pull out of the hat to improve this performance. All that remains is to wait a few weeks, we will learn more about the Porsche 911 GT3 RS during its digital preview in August, with a video which will show the super sports car in action and will be released shortly after its launch on the web.