Tailored for performance: the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS clearly demonstrates its aspiration to deliver top-notch performance. To this end, a legitimate 525 hp (386 kW) sports car on the road takes advantage of the possibilities offered by technology and concepts proven on the circuit. The high-revving naturally aspirated engine of the competition, intelligent lightweight design and, above all, the cooling system and aerodynamics clearly demonstrate its connection to the racing model, the 911 GT3 R. Active aerodynamics based on the racing-derived central radiator cooling system of the 911 GT3 R At the front of the vehicle in a position normally occupied by the trunk of other 911 models, this concept allows the use of side space to incorporate active aerodynamic elements. can. The new 911 GT3 RS generates a total downforce of 409 kg at 200 km/h, thanks to variable tuning of the front and two-segment rear wings and various aerodynamic optimization measures. So the downforce is twice that of the previous 991 II generation and three times that of the last 911 GT3. At 285 km/h, the total downforce reaches 860 kg. The 911 GT3 RS is also equipped with DRS (Drag Reduction System) for the first time in a production Porsche. This system reduces drag and increases linear speed by ensuring that the moving parts of the rear wing are positioned horizontally over a certain range of motion at the touch of a button. Conversely, when emergency braking occurs at high speed, the airbrake function is activated. The aerodynamic elements at the front and rear are then arranged according to maximum inclination, resulting in aerodynamic deceleration that effectively compensates for wheel braking. The visually new 911 GT3 RS features many functional aerodynamic elements. The sporty GT’s most impressive style signature is a rear spoiler with gooseneck attachments and increased dimensions. The rear wing consists of a fixed main part and an upper part moved by a hydraulic system. For the first time in a production Porsche model, the high point of the rear spoiler rises above the roofline. In addition, the front spoiler of the previous generation has been replaced with a splitter that distributes the airflow directly to one part of the flow below and another part of the flow above the vehicle. The side blades precisely guide the outside airflow. Air from the front wheel arches is exhausted through the vents on the fenders. Air intakes behind the front wheels in the iconic Le Mans-winning 911 GT1 style reduce dynamic pressure in the wheel arches. A side blade mounted behind this hole directs the airflow laterally. Air from the central radiator is exhausted through the wide nostrils in the front bonnet. On the roof, the fins direct the airflow outward, which has the effect of lowering the intake air temperature at the rear of the vehicle. Also in this new model, the rear air intakes only serve to improve aerodynamics and do nothing to the air intakes. The rear wheel arches are also equipped with side blades that optimize air intake and flow. Finally, the rear diffuser borrowed from the 911 GT3 has also been slightly modified. Competitive chassis adjustable from the passenger seat In the new 911 GT3 RS, the chassis also plays a role in aerodynamics. The wheel arches crossed by the powerful airflow, the components of the front axle with double wishbones, have a droplet-shaped profile. Typically prepared for elite motor racing, this aerodynamically optimized suspension arm increases the downforce on the front axle by around 40 kg at top speed. Also, the arms on the double wishbone front axle are longer due to the wider track at the front (29mm more than the 911 GT3). To ensure a balanced downforce between the front and rear axles, even when braking at high speeds, the brand’s chassis engineers have reduced braking imbalances (“anti-diving” system). The ball joint of the lower trailing arm at the front axle is lowered. The setup of the multi-link rear axle has also been modified, especially in terms of spring stiffness. Driver assistance systems and rear-wheel steering are coordinated even more dynamically. The 911 GT3 RS offers three driving modes: Normal, Sport and Track. Track mode lets you adjust each preference individually. You can change a number of settings, including compression and rebound of the front and rear shock absorbers, which can be independently adjusted at different setting levels. The rear differential can also be adjusted using the rotary dial on the steering wheel. These manipulations are as fast as intuitive, thanks to a display and control concept brought from racing. The steering wheel therefore includes four individually control selectors and dedicated buttons for the Drag Reduction System (DRS). When the driver uses the selector, the level of adjustment is clearly displayed in the graphical interface of the instrument cluster. Finally, the 911 GT3 RS is equipped with a track screen already implemented in the 911 GT3. At the push of a button, riders can collapse the digital display to key information on two 7-inch side screens. The shift indicators located on either side of the analog tachometer were borrowed from the GT3. High-revving 4-liter flat 6-cylinder engine The 911 GT3 RS is equipped with an optimized version of the 911 GT3’s high-revving naturally aspirated 4.0-liter engine. This engine delivers an improved output of 525 hp (386 kW) thanks to a new camshaft with a modified profile. It also benefits from a single throttle body intake system and a robust valve train derived from the competition. The 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) dual-clutch transmission features a shorter total gear ratio compared to the 911 GT3. Underbody air intakes allow the drivetrain to withstand the extremely high stresses of frequent track use. The 911 GT3 RS reaches 100 km/h from a standstill in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 296 km/h in 7 seconds. The front axle is fitted with monobloc aluminum fixed brake calipers with six 32 mm diameter pistons (30 mm for the 911 GT3) and 408 mm diameter discs. Also, the thickness of the disc has been increased from 34mm to 36mm. At the rear axle, the four-piston fixed calipers are always connected with 380 mm discs. The optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) brake system consists of 410 mm front discs and 390 mm rear discs. The new 911 GT3 RS comes standard with light alloy forged aluminum rims with center nut and road sport tires (275/35 R20 front, 335/30 R21 rear) to ensure high mechanical adhesion. Lightweight design principle Intelligent lightweight design is one of the fundamental principles of all RS models, starting with the legendary 911 Carrera RS 2.7. Thanks to various lightweight design measures, including the use of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) in many automotive parts, the 911 GT3 RS weighs only 1,450 kg on the scale (curb weight according to DIN standards) despite its generous dimensions. many parts. Therefore, the doors, front fenders, roof and front bonnet are made of CFRP. This particularly lightweight material is also used in the passenger compartment, especially for standard full-bucket seats. Available with the Clubsport and Weissach packs, the interior of the new sporty GT features typical RS style. The interior, combined with black leather, Race-Tex and exposed carbon finishes, seduces with a sleek, sporty aesthetic. The 911 GT3 RS can be equipped with the Clubsport package at no additional cost. This pack includes a steel roll bar, a portable fire extinguisher and a six-point driver’s seat belt. The Weissach pack, which is available as an option at an additional cost, offers a much wider range of equipment. With this pack, certain parts of the front bonnet, roof, rear spoiler and the top part of the exterior mirrors have an exposed carbon finish. In addition, the front and rear stabilizer bars, rear links and rear axle reinforcement plates are made of CFRP, which contributes to optimizing driving dynamics. The roll bar offered for the first time in CFRP can save about 6 kg compared to a steel roll bar. The Weissach pack also stands out with its competition-inspired PDK magnesium composite paddle shifters. These paddle shifters provide more precise pressure points and clearly perceptible auditory feedback for more dynamic gear changes. Finally, the Weissach pack is paired with forged magnesium rims for an additional 8kg weight reduction. The new 911 GT3 RS can be ordered from today. In France it is available from 234,977 EUR┬╣. Accuracy is always a requirement in the exclusive Porsche Design Chronograph race car. Inspired by this universe, the Porsche Watchmaking Workshop in Solothurn, Switzerland has developed the 911 GT3 RS Chronograph exclusively for car owners. Made of natural titanium or black titanium with a surface sandblasted with glass beads, this watch case is equipped with a screw-down crown. Inside is the mechanical Porsche Design WERK caliber 01.200. This movement is particularly precise, certified by the Swiss COSC (Official Chronometer Testing Institute). It includes a flyback function that combines start, stop and reset functions. The 911 GT3 RS Chronograph is more than just a watch, as indicated by the pushers adorned with the laser-engraved “Start/Stop” and “Next Lap” words. In addition to a number of innovations, especially the pulse meter scale on the bezel, this watch stands out with numerous design elements and materials taken from the 911 GT3 RS and can be purchased for 9750 EUR. ┬╣Suggested retail prices inclusive of certain equipment and VAT are valid statutory tax rates. Visit the Porsche Newsroom (newsroom.porsche.com) for more information and explanations and videos and photos.
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