Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 boasts biggest engine in range

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Porsche has released official pictures and specifications of the 911 GT3 RS 4.0, the latest evolution of the 997 GT3. The car utilizes the muscular 6-cylinder boxer naturally aspirated of  the racing GT3 RSR, but the displacement was increased to 4 liters and, thanks to the absence of legal restrictions, the power up to 500 hp (like the turbo version) in combination to a 6-speed manual transmission.

ENGINE: the 911 GT3 RS 4.0, considered  both a race and production car, will have just 600 units. According to Porsche, the 4-liter of the GT3 RSR, with 500 hp at 8,250 rpm and a torque of 460 Nm at 5,750 rpm, starts from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds and reaches 200 km/h from a standing start in 12 seconds. Top speed value has not been declared, but the lap at the old Nordschleife at Nürburgring was completed in 7 minutes and 27 seconds.

DESIGN: if comaparing the current 911 GT3 RS, changes are concentrated in the new shape of the front bumper with aerodynamic flaps, for first time on a street Porsche. The Photos shared on the web highlights a special white livery with white alloy wheels and roll bar in key-color, while a silver strip with red edges wraps the entire body. The downforce on the GT3 RS 4.0 is 190 kg at full speed thanks also to the large rear wing.

The commercial lauch is scheduled for next July in Germany. The European  average price starts at € 177,000.

 

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