Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Porsche is once again breaking down the barrier between sports cars and race cars.
It is equipped with the maximum degree of motorsport technology that is currently possible in a street-legal 911 that is suitable for everyday driving. Extensive modifications to its drive system, aerodynamics and lightweight design enhance performance even more than in the 911 GT3. With a lap time of seven minutes and 20 seconds, the new 911 GT3 RS even beats the historic record value of the Carrera GT super sports car of just under seven minutes and 29 seconds on the North Loop of the Nürburgring. This once again qualifies the high-performance sports car as the benchmark in its class - directly at its launch. The 911 GT3 RS is celebrating its world premiere at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show.
Motorsport expertise is the reason for this superior performance. The 911 GT3 RS is powered by a four-litre six-cylinder engine with 500 hp (368 kW) of power and 460 Newton metres of torque, combined with a specially developed PDK transmission. The engine, which has the largest displacement and most power of any naturally aspirated engine with direct fuel injection in the 911 family, accelerates the high-performance sports car from zero to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and to 200 km/h in 10.9 seconds. Its combined NEDC fuel consumption is 12.7 l/100 km. Functions such as declutching by "paddle neutral" - which is comparable to pressing the clutch with a conventional manual gearbox - and speed limiting by the Pit Speed button have been customised for motorsport use. They give drivers more freedom in terms of driving dynamics, while also providing them with more assistance when driving on a circuit racetrack. Read more on evlear.com/cars/the-new-porsche-911-gt3-rs