The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a high-performance sports car built by Porsche since 2003. It is often confused with the non-roadlegal racecar Porsche 911 GT3-RS of 2001 and later, which was based on the Porsche 911 GT3-R of 2000.
This purist variant of the GT3 is particularly suited for use on the track. The GT3 RS is distinguished by its performance capability and the unadulterated driving experience enjoyed with a racing car, but also meets all requirements for road-legal sports cars.

The reference “RS” will quicken the pulse of Porsche connoisseurs. The Porsche 997 version of the GT3 RS was released in Europe in October 2006 and in North America in spring 2007.

It will keep the “GT3 RS” side sticker and the special colored wheels; this time, however, instead of being either blue or red, they will be available in black and arctic silver metallic (both with some orange details like decorative stripe, outside mirrors, sideplates, wheels and roll cage), they will be also available in green or orange as an option (details in black, roll cage in color or black).

A new feature that the RS will employ over the regular GT3, will be the adoption of the 44 mm (1.7 in) wider (at the rear) body of the Carrera 4 models. As a result, rear track width increases. The exceptionally meaty engine boasts a displacement of 3.6 litres to generate 305 kW (415 bhp) at 7,600 rpm. Maximum revs are reached at 8,400 rpm. The power output per litre of engine capacity is 115.3 bhp.

These figures correspond to the present GT3. But the RS puts in an even better performance. Thanks to a close-ratio six-speed transmission with a single-mass flywheel and the 20 kg lower vehicle weight, the engine revs up even more freely, thus enabling the 911 GT3 to sprint from zero to 100 km per hour in 4.2 seconds. That’s one tenth of a second faster than the GT3. It takes just 13.3 seconds to hit to 200 km per hour. Maximum speed is 310 km per hour.


One characteristic of the new “RS” is the body, which is 44 mm wider at the rear (a legacy from the Carrera 4 models) by comparison with the 911 GT3. The muscular-looking rear end conceals a wider track that not only improves directional stability but also increases the transverse acceleration potential of this two-seater coupe. With a view to the registration regulations for the important Gran Tourismo championships as future fields of application, the road version of the GT3 RS has resorted to technical solutions that will also feature in the racing version.

These solutions will include the entire wheel carrier and split wishbones on the rear axle, in addition to the carbon fibre components of the body. And the interior lives up to the vehicle’s sporting aspirations: 2 lightweight bucket seats made of carbon fibre composite materials come as standard and in the club sports package. There is a bolted roll cage and the pre-wiring for the battery main switch.

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A six-point seatbelt for the driver and a fire extinguisher are also provided. Internal trims are black, with the roof lining, steering wheel and gear stick trimmed in high-quality Alcantara leather. The available finishes are Arctic Silver metallic or black; as an option, the GT3 can also be obtained in orange or green. All vehicle insignia and the wheels themselves are styled in orange or black to contrast with the body paintwork.

The basic price for the 911 GT3 RS is €111,600 (excluding country-specific requirements). In Germany, the coupe costs €129,659 including sales tax.

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