2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Debuts With 518 HP And Double The Downforce08/17/2022
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is finally here. The high-performance car receives substantial upgrades to its cooling and aerodynamics systems that help enhance the car’s capabilities.
A new central radiator replaces the three-radiator setup of previous cars, freeing up space for Porsche to install new active aerodynamic elements at the front. The car is capable of producing 901 pounds (409 kilograms) of downforce at 124 miles per hour (200 kilometers per hour), twice as much as its 991.2-gen predecessor, and 1,895 pounds (860 kg) at 177 mph (285 kph). The car even features a drag reduction system, a first for a production Porsche.
Gallery: 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Powering the 911 GT3 RS is the brand’s naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine. It produces 518 horsepower (386 kilowatts) thanks to new camshafts with modified cam profiles, featuring a motorsport-derived single-throttle intake system. Porche routes the car’s power through its seven-speed PDK gearbox.
Porsche says the GT3 RS will reach 62 mph (100 kph) in 3.2 seconds. It’s capable of reaching a top speed of 183 mph (296 kph). Stopping power comes from six-piston front and four-piston rear brakes, with the automaker offering its larger Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake system as an option. Staggered 20- and 21-inch forged light-alloy center-lock wheels connect the car to the ground.
The 911 GT3 RS keeps its weight down thanks to the extensive use of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP). It helps the car weigh just 3,196 lbs. (1,450 kg), and Porsche uses it for the doors, front wings, bucket seats, and more.
Porsche will allow buyers to upgrade to the Clubsport package at no extra charge. This adds a steel rollover bar, a six-point seatbelt, and a hand-held fire extinguisher. The car will also be available with the Weissach pack, but it’ll cost extra as it adds a lot of goodies. It includes a carbon-weave finish on several exterior components and more CFRP parts like the front and rear anti-roll bars, the rear axle sheer panel, and the interior rollover bar. Those who get the Weissach pack can also upgrade to the optional magnesium forged wheels to save even more weight.
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