Finally, after the long wait, Porsche has unveiled the new 911 GT3 RS at the Geneva Motor Show.
Just like the previous 997 generation, the RS model is all about improving the more standard GT3 model, featuring aluminium body, magnesium roof and carbon fibre reinforced plastic bonnet with new cooling elements and engine lid as well as many other lightweight components.
Other updates include a built-in ducktail spoiler, updated front wings with air ducts, new splitter and a big wing at the back.
The interior is based on the current 911 GT3, featuring new sports seats, which are now based on the carbonfibre ‘bucket’ seats of the 918 Spyder super sports car. There is also a bolted-in roll cage behind the front seats, preparation for a battery master switch, and a separately provided six-point safety harness for the driver and fire extinguisher with mounting bracket.
The lightweight centre-locking forged alloy wheels measure 20-inch at the front and 21-inch at the rear.
As a result the RS version of the 911 GT3 weighs 1,420 kg.
Power comes from a new naturally aspirated flat-six 4.0-litre producing 500bhp and 340 lb-ft of torque linked to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission sending power to the rear wheels, enabling the 911 GT3 RS to hit 0-62mph in 3.3 seconds, 0-124mph in 10.9 seconds and a top speed of more than 200mph.
The new 911 GT3 RS has already managed to lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife in a very impressive 7 minutes and 20 seconds,
Prices start from £131,296 and first cars are scheduled to arrive at showrooms in May.