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NewsNew Porsche 911 GT3 RS: HRRHGHNN!

New Porsche 911 GT3 RS: HRRHGHNN!

We hate to go all 2015-2016 on you all but: The want is very strong with this one.

Porsche has developed a speciality that all other OEMs would love to emulate: Creating countless trims for one car and making them all extremely relevant. Case in point: the new 911 GT3 RS.

The GT3 RS is the ultimate expression of the 911. Sure, the GT2 RS is psycho-fast, same for the Turbo S, but the GT3 RS is a raw and visceral car for those that want, and can afford, a most unfiltered version of speed.

Under the rear bonnet, the GT3 RS sports a normally-aspirated 4.0-litre flat-6 capable of 520 horsepower and revving to 9,000 rpm. It is matched to a specially calibrated 7-speed PDK transmission and all said, the car will reach 100 km/h in only 3.2 seconds.

For the true diehards, a Weissach package is offered and throws in additional carbon components as well as optional magnesium wheels bringing weight down to 1,430 kg, or on equal footing with a base 7-speed manual Carrera.

You can order yours now and expect it later in the year. The starting price is of $213,400.

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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