The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS: rigorously engineered for performance.

On this road, a legitimate 386 kW (525 hp) high-performance sports car uses motorsport technology and principles consistently. In addition to the high-revving naturally aspirated engine with racing DNA, as a result of its intelligent lightweight construction, its direct connection to its motorsport sister 911 GT3 R lies above all in its cooling and aerodynamic concepts. . Active aerodynamics based on a central cooler concept derived from motorsport The central cooler concept first used in the class-winning 911 RSR and 911 GT3 R at Le Mans is the basis for this significant performance boost. Instead of the three radiators used until then, the new 911 GT3 RS relies on a large, inclined central cooler at the front of the vehicle. Positioned in the same location as the trunk of other 911 models, this frees up space to incorporate active aerodynamics. Infinitely adjustable wing elements on the front and split rear wings, combined with numerous other aerodynamic measurements, ensure a total downforce of 409 kg at 200 km/h. Thus, the new 911 GT3 RS generates twice as much lift as its predecessor (Type 991 II) and three times more lift than the current 911 GT3. At 285 km/h, the total downforce is 860 kg. This is the first time the drag reduction system (DRS) has been fitted to a production Porsche. At the push of a button, DRS flattens the pins within a set working range, minimizing air resistance and increasing speed on straight sections. Emergency braking at high speed activates the airbrake function. The front and rear fins are raised to maximum, creating aerodynamic deceleration, which is quite beneficial for braking the wheels. The body design of the new 911 GT3 RS features numerous aerodynamic elements. The most striking feature of this GT sports car is the gooseneck suspension rear wing, which has been significantly increased in all dimensions. It consists of a fixed main pin and a hydraulically adjustable top element. For the first time on a production Porsche car, the top edge of the rear spoiler is higher than the roof. Also on the front bumper of the 911 GT3 RS, the spoiler has been replaced with a “splitter” that distributes the airflow above and below the vehicle. The side deflector exhausts the air. Ventilation of the front fenders is ensured by openings in the wheel arches (louvers). Air intakes behind the front wheels in the iconic Le Mans-winning 911 GT1 style reduce dynamic pressure in the wheel arches. The side deflectors behind the air intakes direct air specifically to the side of the vehicle. Air from the central cooler exits through large nostrils on the front cover. In the roof, fins direct the air outward, ensuring a lower intake air temperature at the rear. In the new 911 GT3 RS, the openings in the rear section are used exclusively to improve aerodynamics without drawing in process air. The rear wing is also equipped with air intakes and side deflectors to optimize the direction of the air. The rear diffuser from the 911 GT3 has been slightly modified. Even the aerodynamics of the adjustable circuit chassis chassis from the cockpit were subject to meticulous work. The wings of the new 911 GT3 RS are traversed by powerful airflow, while the components of the double wishbone front axle are teardrop-shaped. These aerodynamic arms increase the downforce of the front axle by approximately 40 kg at top speed and are typically only used in top-level motorsports. The arms on the double transverse arm front axle are longer because of the wider wheel spacing (29mm more than the 911 GT3). To maintain a balanced downforce between the front and rear axles, even when braking at high speeds, chassis engineers have significantly reduced pitching (anti-diving). Therefore, on the front axle of the 911 GT3 RS, the front ball joint of the lower trailing arm has been moved downwards. Similarly, the multi-link rear axle has been modified, so the spring rate has been modified. The driver assistance system and the steering of the rear axle have also been adjusted to be much more dynamic. The 911 GT3 RS offers three driving modes: Normal, Sport and Track. Tracking mode allows you to customize your preferences. For example, the pressure and reaction force of the front and rear shock absorbers can be individually adjusted in several steps. The rear axle transverse lock can also be adjusted using the rotary knob on the steering wheel. The operation is fast and intuitive thanks to the control and display concept borrowed from motorsport as well. The steering wheel is equipped with four independent rotary knobs and a drag reduction system (DRS) button. The graphical representation of the rotary knob during adjustment is clearly visible on the dashboard. The 911 GT3 RS is also equipped with the “track screen” screen already known from the 911 GT3. At the push of a button, the driver can limit the digital displays on the two 7-inch side screens to essential information. The shift indicators on the left and right sides of the analog tachometer are also inherited from the GT3. 4 liter 6-cylinder boxer engine with high revs concept The 4 liter high revs naturally aspirated engine is further optimized compared to the 911 GT3. Power increased to 386 kW (525 hp) thanks to a new camshaft with a modified cam profile. The single throttle intake system and robust valve train are derived from motorsport. The 7-speed Porsche Dual Clutch Transmission (PDK) offers a shorter total gear ratio than the 911 GT3. Air intakes in the underbody allow the transmission to withstand extreme stress when the vehicle is frequently used on circuits. The 911 GT3 RS accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 296 km/h in 7th gear. The front axle is equipped with aluminum monobloc fixed caliper brakes with six pistons each and 408 mm diameter discs. Compared to the 911 GT3, the piston diameter has been increased from 30 mm to 32 mm and the disc thickness has been increased from 34 mm to 36 mm. The rear axle still has 380mm brake discs and four-piston fixed calipers. The optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) have 410 mm discs on the front axle and 390 mm discs on the rear axle. The new 911 GT3 RS comes standard with center-fixed forged light alloy wheels. Road sports tires of sizes 275/35 R 20 at the front and 335/30 R21 at the rear ensure a high level of mechanical grip. Lightweight construction as a principle Since the release of the mythical 911 Carrera RS 2.7, intelligent lightweight construction has been one of the basic principles of all RS models. Thanks to numerous lightening measures, such as the widespread use of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFK), the 911 GT3 RS weighs only 1,450 kg (unloaded weight according to DIN) despite its many larger components. For example, the doors, front fenders, roof and front bonnet are made of CFK. The interior also uses lightweight CFK like standard full bucket seats. The new GT sports car that comes with the Clubsport and Weissach package interiors features typical RS styling. Black leather, lace-tex and exposed carbon characterize a pure, sporty vibe. The 911 GT3 RS is available at no additional cost with the Clubsport package. These include, among other things, a steel roll bar, a portable fire extinguisher and a six-point seat belt for the driver’s seat. With the much more practical Weissach package at an extra cost, certain parts of the front bonnet, roof, rear spoiler and the upper shell of the exterior mirrors are made of exposed carbon. Front and rear stabilizers, rear coupling rods and rear axle thrust panels are made of CFK, which helps to further enhance driving dynamics. The roll bar saves about 6 kg compared to the steel variant for the first time in CFK. The Weissach package has another highlight. These include PDK shift paddles with magnetic technology taken directly from motorsport. More sporty gear shifts are possible thanks to a more precise pressure point and a clearly perceptible click. Magnesium forged wheels are available as an option with the Weissach package. They allow weight loss of 8 kg. The new 911 GT3 RS is available to order now and has a starting price of CHF 278,500. Shipping to Switzerland will start in February 2023. Swiss customers benefit from the extended warranty (2 + 2) and the Porsche Swiss Package, which includes the following options at no extra cost*: Dim LED main headlight system plus (PDLS Plus) with Porsche Dynamic Lights, rain sensors Integrated automatic anti-glare interior and exterior mirrors, 90 liter fuel tank, front and rear parking assistance with reversing camera, BOSEĀ® surround sound system. Porsche Exclusive Design Chronograph The Porsche watchmaker in Solothurn, Switzerland, has developed the 911 GT3 RS Chronograph, inspired by the spirit of motorsport where highest precision is paramount. This mechanical watch is reserved for vehicle owners. The base is a bead blast case in natural or black titanium with a threaded crown. Inside the watch is a Porsche Design WERK 01.200 mechanical movement certified by COSC with high precision. The “flyback” function combines start, stop and reset in a single operation. The laser engraved “Start/Stop” and “Next Lap” pushers make it clear that this chronograph is not limited to timekeeping. In addition to new features like the pulse scale on the bezel, there are many design and material features of the GT3 RS. Information * Prices, equipment and contents of the Porsche Swiss Package are subject to change depending on the model year.
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