991 Porsche 911 GT3 RS spied

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We thank Instagrammer johan9ff for bringing the world an early glimpse of what appears to be a production-ready Porsche 911 GT3 RS. We know the RS will feature a PDK transmission but engine specs are still unclear. Those air intakes on the rear wheel arches would indicate the engine is turbocharged. However, previous video evidence […]

991 Porsche 911 GT3 RS patent drawings

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We’ve been given one of the best looks yet at the 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS thanks to a series of patent drawings published by Car magazine. It appears as though almost every body panel will be unique to the GT3 RS. Starting with the dip in the bonnet and the vented front guards—remember we […]

2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS: No turbo for you?!

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A prototype 911 GT3 RS has been spied at the Nürburgring in recent days and judging by the fearsome sound of the car it is not turbocharged. There’s been speculation that Porsche would boost the 991-based RS in order to achieve the 500hp+ target pencilled in for the 3.8 litre flat six. Porsche has also […]

A sneaky preview of the 911 GT3 RS?

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This image of a scale model might just have given the game away as far as the looks for the all-new Porsche 911 GT3 RS are concerned. Certainly the massive rear wing follows expectations. Those front wheel arches, though, are a new thing. What do you think, is this going to be legit? We still […]

Good and bad news for next Porsche 911 GT3 RS

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There’s good and bad news for the 991-based Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. The rollout of the RS will most likely be delayed thanks to the engine replacement scheme for the flame-happy 911 GT3. Originally due for unveiling in the next few months it’s now uncertain […]

PDK-only for 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

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UK publication Car magazine brings the scoop that the 991-based 911 GT3 RS will carry over the PDK transmission and electronic power steering from the just released 911 GT3 (pictured). Their source is very reliable, too, none other than Andreas Preuninger, Head of GT Cars at Porsche. There can be no mistaking Preuninger’s comments, either. […]

OFFICIAL: Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

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First filed 28 April. Porsche has today released official info on the 911 GT3 RS 4.0—it’s been the worst kept secret around—and it will be limited to only 600 cars worldwide. With a 4.0 litre flat six engine sporting a crankshaft from the RSR racecar the GT3 RS 4.0 has 368kW (500PS). Available only in […]

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 speculation increases

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First filed 15 April. The 997 Porsche 911 is nearing the end of its very successful model cycle. For a while now there’s been rumours Stuttgart would see off the 997 with a limited edition 4.0 litre GT3 RS. Thanks to a price list posted to the Teamspeed forums, that speculation has increased. There are […]

From road to racing

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The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is essentially a racecar for the road. At least, that’s what the marketing men from Zuffenhausen would have you believe. So, how close is the GT3 RS to the 911 GT3 Cup in reality? Autocar had a crack at explaining it to us late last year. Now Porsche UK has […]

How close is a Porsche GT3 Cup to a 911 GT3 RS?

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Autocar brings us another interesting video via their YouTube channel. Ever wondered just how close the track only Porsche GT3 Cup is to the road going 911 GT3 RS? Well, so have they. And what better place to compare the two than at Silvertsone. Copse, Maggotts and Becketts before a mini-relax along Hangar Straight. There […]

Behind the scenes with the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid

Here is a real treat for you, Autocar have just posted a video of Steve Sutcliffe driving the Porsche GT3 R Hybrid. This is the same car that very nearly won the demanding Nürburgring 24 hour race at its first attempt. In his written review Sutcliffe says driving the GT3 R Hybrid is, “Quite spooky, […]

The ultimate “run what you brung” weapon?

Driving your own car to a track day and home again after a couple of hours track time is one thing. But imagine driving from Stuttgart to Nürburg where upon arrival you spend 24 hours thrashing the car around the Green Hell in a race with around 200 other cars. At the end of that […]