With extensive drive system, aerodynamics and lightweight design modifications, the new 911 GT3 RS has improved its performance with a lap time of seven minutes and 20 seconds. This beats the previous record of the Carrera GT super sports car at Nürburgring by nine seconds.
The 911 GT3 RS is powered by a 4.0L 6-cylinder engine which produces 500hp (368 kW) and 480Nm of torque, combined with a specially developed PDK transmission. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and to 200 km/h in 10.9 seconds. Its combined NEDC fuel consumption is 12.7 l/100 km.
The roof of the 911 GT3 RS is made of magnesium, carbon fibre is used for the engine and luggage compartment lids, and other components are made of alternative lightweight material; making it about 10 kgs lighter than the 911 GT3. In addition, the roof lowers the car’s centre of gravity which improves its lateral dynamics. The body comes from the 911 Turbo, making it the closest road-legal race car.
A 30cm wide recess extends centrally over the Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CRFP) bonnet and the magnesium roof. Another characteristic is the front wheel arch air vents that extend into the upper section of the wings, increasing downforce at the front axle.
The chassis of the 911 GT3 RS has been tuned for maximum driving dynamics and precision. Rear-axle steering and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus with fully variable rear axle differential lock increase agility and dynamics, and the wider front and rear track widths enable better roll stability than in the 911 GT3.
The 911 GT3 RS comes with the widest tyres of any 911 model as standard, resulting in more agile turn-in characteristics and higher cornering speeds.
The interior features Alcantara elements with full bucket seats (based on the carbon bucket seats of the 918 Spyder). Standard features include Club Sport Package with a bolted-on roll cage behind the front seats, preparation for a battery master switch, and separately provided six-point safety harness for the driver and fire extinguisher with mounting bracket. The standard Sport Chrono Package features the Porsche Track Precision app for a smartphone, in addition to the integrated timers. The Track Precision app can be used to automatically measure lap times via GPS, and to log data on a smartphone for a range of driving parameters such as vehicle speed, lateral acceleration as well as acceleration and deceleration in the driving direction.