The final piece of the current Porsche 911 range is about to be revealed.
The 911 GT3 RS will be unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, but it’s been spied undisguised in the lead-up at the Nurburgring. It’s predictably wild.
As we’ve previously seen, the RS will feature a towering rear wing that goes further than the unit fitted to even the GT3. Low-flying aircraft beware…
The bonnet is more aggressively vented than that of the GT3, and the front bumper features more aero-improving cuts and slashes on it.
Like its predecessor, the RS features louvres on the front wheel arches to lessen pressure at high speed. The rear bumper is slashed more aggressively than that of the GT3, with vertical cutouts similar to those of its predecessor.
Real nerds will notice the RS pictured here is the only 991.1-generation 911 to feature door handles that don’t electrically pop out. Whether that will make it to production isn’t clear.
Power is expected to come from a more powerful version of the 911 GT3’s engine.
The GT3 uses a 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated flat-six engine with 375kW of power and a 9000rpm redline, good for a 3.4-second sprint to 100km/h with the seven-speed PDK transmission fitted.
The engine is derived from the unit in the 911 R endurance racer, and is actually used in the 911 Cup car with minimal changes.
Given the last GT3 RS was available only with a seven-speed PDK, we expect the new car to follow suit even though a six-speed manual is available in the GT3.
Unfortunately, it’s already sold out for Australia.