Geneva 2018: Porsche 911 GT3 RS – Third Generation

The last generation of Porsche 911 GT version

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Like the last models in the GT line, Porsche made this GT3 RS longer for 8 mm over the previous GT2 model. We believe that it could be the last 911 model with this mark, but not the last in this segment. They definitely will continue the production with the mark 912 instead, and a lot of GT models in nearest future. 

Design of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS

The overall body of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is changed only in the overall length is 4,557 mm or technically 8 mm longer than the previous model, the hight of the vehicle stay the same 1,297 mm as the wheelbase of 2453 mm. The concept of the vehicle that was presented at Geneva Motor Show reviled many of the new features that this racing model has. The director of the GT line Andreas Preuninger say’s that the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS, beneath the paint has nearly all carbon fiber materials.

With two major differences than it’s predecessor, the one is the bigger opening air outlets from the side of the tires in order to extract the air from the car, in addition of better air dynamics and handling. The front hood is powered by 2 air duct and they got function to reduce the brake temperature or to cooling the whole brake system like the caliper and the brake rotors. The overall effect of this design is getting more downforce, coefficient drag and cooling whole brake system.

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The interior of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is familiar as its predecessor which do include the ClubSport Package that has a perforated Alcantara, light weight and hand crafted superfine materials, whole dashboard has stuck the same as the previous model, sporty seats with superior comfort foam. Leather steering wheel, central leather console with many physical buttons powered by an chrome plated automatic gearbox, which they did an upgrade with improving some of the bearings as well the software changes, it does make it a bit quicker to shift in order to a perform better handling. After all the optional ergonomic of this RS or Racing Sport version do offer the features that are satisfying for a vehicle in its class.

Technology Features

The 911 GT3 RS has a standard central display that offers the new and enhanced (PCM) or Porsche Communication Management which share applications for a better experience. The high-resolution touch screen infotainment system has an integrated proximity sensor which allow simple operation and easy to use.

The Connect Plus option offer LTE speed connection to a vehicle. With a sim-card reader for optimised and high voice quality, wireless internet access point in your car with an excellent signal reception, this feature gives it all.

With connect and connect plus module, Porsche offers access a range of helpful options and services like a map with a real-time traffic information. fastest routes to the desirable destination, country to city traffic, speed limits and everything is carefully update to maximize driving pleasure and time effort.

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Specifications for the 911 GT3 RS

The terms of specs for the Porsche 911 GT3 RS it has changed a lot from the previous version. The RS package did include their own (PCCB) or Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes is a specially designed ceramic brakes for the motor sport category, in addition to perform better than the standard racing brakes they increase the diameter of the front and rear brake rotors of 410 mm and 390 mm, using a six-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers on the front, and four-piston on the rear. The biggest advantage of the ceramic brakes than the standard is the weight which are 50 % lighter than the standard and of course the braking friction.

The engine is 4.0 liter naturally aspirated with a maximum power output of 520 hp, 20 hp than its predecessor model. The GT3 RS has a 470 nm  of torque with 9,000 RPM a high revving concept. The 0-100 km/h the GT3 RS accelerate in just 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 312 km/h as a result of this performance the most of the credit goes for their specially designed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) or Automatic Gearbox.

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For the sport enthusiasts, on the track the direct competitor are the Japanese with the new racing concept the Toyota Supra.

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