2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Release Date, Price, Specs, Review – We are are now accustomed to the Porsche 911 GT3 RS breaking down the barrier between race cars and street-legal sports cars. The upcoming new vehicle will definitely be equipped with a maximum degree of motorsport technology that possible in a street legal 911.
There is extensive alterations to its aerodynamics, drive system and lightweight design that will go a long way in enhancing its performance way much better than the 911 GT3. For starters, the new vehicle is in its 5th generation and continues to achieve milestones despite having already set the standard for others in its class to follow suit especially on the circuit racetrack ever since making a debut.
The vehicle’s lap time of under 7 minutes and 20 sec sets the standard and easily surpasses that of the Carrera GT super sports car lap time that was set twelve years ago. It is no doubt that motorsport expertise is behind its feat in performance. Keep reading the review for important updates touching on the already amazing vehicle.
Exterior Spy Pics- 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
In comparison to the previous 997-generation model of the GT3 RS model, the new range topping 911 boasts of tons of new exterior features. Sure, the new vehicle still derives its inspiration from the GT3 RS nameplate and several details might pass especially for the untrained eye, however a detailed look exposes the efforts spent by Porsche in trying to impress the onlookers.
Up front, there is a refreshed bumper that will come with thinner LED strips, larger air intakes, and a larger splitter below. The bumper is also sculpted deeper into the sides of the vehicle especially right before the front wheels, while the turn signals just above it come redesigned.
As expected, the hood and the headlights also come refreshed with some tweaks here and there and mirror those fitted in the 911 generation. Last but not least, the front fenders are fitted with louvers meant to increase the downforce and has also made the GT3 RS more menacing and sexier.
Another important aspect is the lightweight factor. The new vehicle is now lighter than its predecessor thanks to the extensive use of carbon-fibre engine and cargo compartment lids, on the other hand, the sports car roof has also been made of magnesium. This will actually be a first for the nameplate and will improve the lateral dynamics and lower the centre of gravity as well.
2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS interior Photos
The interior, on the other hand, will be based on the current GT3 model, which now means buyers will be provided with acres upon acres of Alcantara and a sexy and sporty layout. However this should not be misconstrued to mean that the vehicle will not come with unique features.
The latest add-ons will manifest on the pair of full bucket seats, which are based on the carbon seats of the 918 Spyder. A comparison between the two interiors reveals that the RS boasts of other add-ons which include the carbon-fibre inserts, lightweight door handles, race specs, and a unique motorsport steering wheel adorned with a yellow painted 12 o’clock stripe.
Buyers who would want extra race spec features will be provided with the optional Sport Chrono Package and the Club Sport Package, the former goodie package comes with Porsche’s Track Precision app and integrated timers.
Engine Specs – Porsche 911 GT3 RS 2016
After several months having been dogged with rumours, Porsche purists can now rest assured that Porsche will continue to remain as a naturally aspirated racing machine. In spite of the good news, the Germans decided to up the output by getting rid of the 3.8L unit present in the previous model.
The engine used was a 4L flat-six powerplant that is able to crank out up to 500 hp and 339 pounds of torque, which now represents an increment of about 50 hp and 25 pounds of torque. Interesting thing is that the new model compares similarly to the GT3 RS 4.0 version of the 997 generation that derived its power from the 4L engine.
As was expected, the powerplant will be paired to a PDK transmission system that has been specifically designed for the GT3 RS. This combination will enable the vehicle hit 100km/h in an amazing 3.3 seconds. There is no word about the top speed as yet.
2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Price & Release Date
The vehicle has been scheduled to be launched somewhere in the middle of this year, as concerns the price tag – the vehicle will is expected to for sale with a price tag of around $175,900.
The price tag will undoubtedly make it costly than the GT3 by $45,500, and the most expensive naturally aspirated 911 nameplate to be produced by Porsche.