After the rather bleak news for the 2014 Porsche 911 (991) GT3 and how all the cars being called in for inspections, let's be a little more upbeat.
We've got the FIRST spy shots of the all-new Porsche 911 GT3RS that's causing quite a wave in its initial rumors. Though the press has gone bonkers over the 2014 GT3, the RS is starting to sound like it's going to be a significant step up from the standard GT3. Why?
Well, for instance, it's going to sporting 918-sized wheels and tires for enhanced grip. Though it could be merely a trick by Porsche's camo department, note that it has venting a la the Turbo and Turbo S. In addition, note the enhanced aerodynamics at the front/rear valence and side skirts. And, of course, check out that spoiler. We're doubting that's the final iteration but it's MUCH more pronounced.
If you ask me, the GT3RS is starting to look A LOT more like a GT3 Cup car.
Of course if you have oil pumping through your veins this isn't a bad thing at all.
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...However, the major step forward with the new RS has come with the aerodynamics. An extensive system of wings and spoilers, shown here in spy shots, means the car is already developing levels of downforce that make it "close to a racing car" far ahead of its global debut next year.
Currently the car is testing with a standard GT3 engine, but the RS is said to have an output of "at least 500bhp", eclipsing even the 493bhp of the 4.0-litre, limited-edition Porsche GT3 RS 4.0, which will make it the most powerful naturally aspirated six-cylinder road car engine produced by Porsche to date.
Additionally, Porsche has reworked the GT3’s suspension and fitted the wheels and tyres from the 918 Spyder, improving grip and traction...