The new hardcore GT3 will get numerous aero and chassis upgrades.
It’s more track-focused than ever.
We recently got the opportunity to drive the latest Porsche 911 GT3 and we’re still reeling from the experience. To think, that the tested GT3, which was “only” a Touring, as hardcore as it was, is the more civilized version is mind-boggling. Tomorrow, we get all the details on the bar by which all others are measured.
There’s little to go on for the moment as far as official specifications are concerned. Based on Autocar‘s story, the GT3’s horizontally opposed naturally aspirated 4.0-litre six-cylinder engine with 502 horsepower will apparently receive little to no upgrades.
Andreas Preuninger, Vice President of GT Cars, said the decision to all but leave the engine alone was made because it “has proven ideal for use at trackdays and club sport events”, thanks to its “spontaneously responsive, high-revving” nature. “That’s why we focused primarily on aerodynamics and chassis questions in the development of the new 911 GT3 RS,” he added.
It’s clear, based on the images, that the new RS will gain wider wheel arches, larger and more prominent air intakes on the bonnet, and, not to mention, a huge rear wing.
We plan to have all the details available for you once the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS goes live tomorrow at 11 am ET.