Legal on the road was the first term in Porsche’s press release announcing the debut of the 992-Generation 911 GT3 RS, and rightly so, as at first glance the new GT3 RS looks like a track monster from all perceivable angles. It looks unmistakably like a 911, but almost every little detail of the exterior screams it. The first and the biggest The visual distinction between the 911 GT3 RS and the other ordinary mortal 911s was the rear wing, and in this generation the wing has grown significantly in size, making it the largest to be placed on a 911.
The rear wing of the new 911 GT3 RS is the largest yet on a 911 and also gets DRS.
There’s a lot of aero cheating happening on the RS. Porsche has removed the 3 radiators from the car and replaced them with a single large tilted radiator, which is now under the hood, destroying the luggage space. This has added a unique look to the hood of the 992-gen 911 GT3 RS, and the car now has huge nostrils. This has freed up a lot of real estate along the sides of the car, leaving room for active aero bits, all of which help add overall downforce and improve cornering ability. And since that clearly wasn’t enough for Porsche, they also designed the wishbone suspensions to have a teardrop shape as there is a lot of air flowing through the wheel arches, and according to Porsche this alone added a whopping 40kg in weight. downward force.
The GT3 RS has a radiator under the hood, which gives it large nostrils and creates a unique look.
Speaking of the rear wing, it’s a groundbreaking unit. For the first time in Porsche history, it has mounted a rear wing on a production car that is even higher than the roof of the car itself! The large wing adds a lot of downforce, bringing the GT3 RS’s total downforce to 409kg at 200km/h and a whopping 860kg at a full chat of 285km/h. At these straight-line speeds, the wing is more of a hindrance than a help, so Porsche has equipped the rear wing with a Formula 1 style DRS (Drag Reduction System). For all non-F1 fans, what this does is flatten the rear wing at the touch of a button, opening the top movable element, allowing air to flow through the wing and reducing drag.
The GT3 RS generates up to 409 kg of downforce at 200 km/h and 860 kg of downforce at 285 km/h.
Under hard braking, the wing closes automatically, creating a kind of air brake, similar to what an airplane does when it lands. Not that the 408mm diameter front brakes and 380mm rear brakes aren’t powerful on their own. In addition, Porsche also sells ceramic brakes as an option, which also have a larger diameter (410mm front and 390mm rear), and glow orange when braking very hard when they get hot.
Porsche also offers optional ceramic brakes with the 911 GT3 RS.
The 1,450kg carbon fiber clad car is propelled by a 4.0-litre, naturally aspirated, six-cylinder boxer engine, which boosts up to 9,000 rpm and develops 518 hp. It is mated to Porsche’s PDK seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. A manual transmission is not offered on the GT3 RS as the track tool is all about lap times and a manual transmission would only slow it down. The gear ratios have also been shortened on the RS compared to the standard 911 GT3 to facilitate acceleration in all 7 gears. This helps the car from standstill to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 296 km/h with the DRS open.
The GT3 RS can go from 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and has a claimed top speed of 296 km/h.
If you look closely at the steering wheel of the new GT3 RS, you will see that it has four rotary knobs. These include switches to adjust the car’s electronically adjustable suspension, which can be done on the go. Among other things, the rebound and compression damping of the front and rear axles can be adjusted separately and in several steps. The driver can also adjust the rear differential using one of these rotary knobs, and the final rotary switch is to select the driving mode, which includes Normal, Sport and Track, but we’re sure the sports car will barely be ‘normal’ in normal mode.
The suspension of the new GT3 RS is electronically adjustable on the move and can be controlled with the rotary knobs on the steering wheel.
The 911 GT3 RS of the 992 generation is expected to be launched in India soon and prices for the car will start from Rs. 3 crore (ex showroom). The car also gets an optional Weissach package, which includes a carbon weave finish on the front lid, roof, parts of the rear wing and upper shell of the door mirrors. The front and rear anti-roll bars, the rear linkage bars and the scissor panel on the rear axle are also made from Carbon-Fibre Reinforced Polymers (CFRP), saving 6 kilograms in weight. The paddle shifters with the PDK gearbox also get magnet technology and Porsche also offers optional Magnesium wheels with the Weissach package, which shave another 8 kg.