911 GT3-RS: 500 PS! No Porsche 911 sprints faster

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500 hp! No Porsche 911 sprints faster

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500 hp and 100 things in 3.3 seconds: the new Porsche 911 GT3-RS

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More power, more downforce: Porsche is presenting an extra-sharp version of the 911 GT3 at the Geneva Motor Show. The vacuum cleaner beats the strongest 911 in an important discipline.

“Borders are there to be expanded,” writes Porsche about the 911 GT3 and takes himself at his word. The sports car manufacturer has created an RS version of the "circuit suitable" version of the classic sports car for the more ambitious HP purists for whom the naturally aspirated engine is the ultimate.

Yes, there are these differences in the 911. For some drivers, the normal 911 is perhaps too comfortable and too soft, so it has to be a wider rear, stretched wheelbase and the abbreviation RS. The development team of the racing department in Weissach boasted that more racetrack technology could not be made with road approval at the moment.

The engineers re-drilled the six-cylinder: In the RS, with a displacement of four liters, the largest naturally aspirated engine in the current 911 works (3.8 liters in the RS). At the same time, the power increases from 475 to 500 hp, and the maximum torque climbs from 440 to 480 Newton meters.

The nine-eleven with maximum performance

The future also lies in the construction of sports cars in smaller displacements with turbocharging. But Porsche is once again presenting a car with a powerful naturally aspirated engine at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Together with a newly developed automatic double clutch, this is enough for a sprint from 0 to 100 in 3.3 seconds. A speed of 200 is reached after 10.9 seconds, and speeds of up to 320 km / h are possible. This beats the “simple” GT3 by 0.2 seconds in the standard sprint and by 5 km / h in the top speed. The RS even outperforms the Turbo S by 2 km / h, although it is still slightly inferior to it in the sprint.

Ventilation for more contact pressure

In addition to the more powerful engine, the GT3-RS has a strict diet. For example, Porsche made the roof from magnesium for the first time, the engine and trunk lids are made from carbon fiber, and many add-on parts are designed for strict lightweight construction. The bottom line is that this saves ten kilos compared to the already light GT3 and pushes the center of gravity.

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A racer for the racetrack: the Porsche 911 GT3-RS

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For aerodynamics and the unmistakable design, there is a front lip that seems to scratch the asphalt and a massive rear spoiler, as well as an almost 30 centimeter wide recess that runs over the hood and roof. In addition, as with real racing cars, the engineers have cut a striking vent in the front fenders, which increases the contact pressure on the front axle. Oh yes: And the GT3-RS has the widest series tires of all 911 models.

How you can recognize the 911 GTS

911 GT3-RS: 500 PS! No Porsche 911 sprints faster-Geneva Motor Show

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The Porsche 911 GTS, here as a convertible, had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show at the end of November 2014. In the background on the video wall: Historic Porsche racing cars. A more interesting …

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… US actor Patrick Dempsey ("Grey’s Anatomy"), who drives part-time for Porsche races, currently with a 911 RSR in the GTE class of the Langstreet, was eye-catchingcken world championship.

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The correct name of the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS is to close the gap between the "normal" 911s (Carrera and Carrera S) and the 475 hp GT3. In addition …

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… among other things, the output of the 3.8 liter six-cylinder in the rear has been increased to 430 hp. The GTS accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.4 seconds (with dual clutch transmissione in 4.0 seconds) and creates a top speed of 306 (304) km / h. The light strip at the rear distinguishes the all-wheel drive GTS from the variant with rear-wheel drive.

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The GTS has special sports seats that are four-way adjustable as standard, and the interior is characterized by black Alcantara. The color …

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… Black appears again and again as a contrasting element on the outside, which is particularly noticeable on the wheels. They are also attached with a central lock and can be used that way Change faster – a little tribute to racing, maybe not that important in everyday life.

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Additional details such as the carbon bucket seats, the roll cage and the enclosed six-point seat belts add even more racing flair. And two functions for the drive: With a pull on the paddle shifters you can switch the automatic to idle, as if you were briefly pressing the clutch. And with a push of a button on the steering wheel, the speed can be limited to the speed limit in the pit lane.

Purism drives the price

The developers in Weissach have known that the work has paid off since the last test lap on the Nurburgring’s Nordschleife at the latest. With a lap time of 7 minutes and 20 seconds, the GT3-RS even beats the legendary Carrera GT.

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For racing flair in the cockpit, details such as the carbon bucket seats or the paddle shifters, with which you can switch the automatic to idle, as if you were briefly die Depress the clutch. And with a push of a button on the steering wheel, the speed can be limited to the speed limit in the pit lane.

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The new purism of the GT3-RS also has an unusual impact on the price. With a base price of 181,690 euros, the latest racing version of the classic, which Porsche is unveiling this week at the Geneva Motor Show, costs almost 50,000 euros more than the normal GT3.

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