2023 year Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been described by Porsche GT boss Andreas Preininger as a true racing car for the road, and after watching these two videos from Top Gear and Carfection you can start to see why.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS The models have always focused heavily on delivering maximum performance on the track, but with the 992 generation, the German carmaker has created a car that is even more track-oriented. However, this does not mean that it cannot be driven on the street.
The new 911 GT3 RS is equipped with a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated six, borrowed from the standard GT3. Numerous changes were made to this engine, including the installation of hotter knuckles, different cylinder heads, and a new intake system. It produces 518 horsepower and comes standard with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Speaking to Top Gear, Preninger says the new GT3 RS will be significantly faster around the Nürburgring than the GT3, but that the automaker has yet to set an official lap time for the car. Preninger also points out that when going through some high-speed corners and with the Cup R tires available, it’s a novelty GT3 RS actually faster than the current GT3 Cup car on smooth tyres.
The car’s aerodynamics also play a key role in making it so fast. Indeed, the RS generates 902 lb (409 kg) of downforce at 124 mph (200 km/h), more than three times the GT3. Downforce jumps to 1,895 lb (860 kg) when the car is traveling at 177 mph (285 km/h). Much of this downforce is generated by the tall rear wing, which also includes an advanced Formula 1-inspired DRS system.