Is Porsche Working On An Even Harder GT3 RS?


Rumours are whistling round the internetweb that Porsche is preparing an ultra-hardcore 911 as the swansong for the 997-generation car, before an all-new series, dubbed '991' appears toward the end of this year..

The new car is likely to be called the 911 GT3 RS Limited Edition and will be based on the current 911 GT3 RS, except with a 4.0-litre version of the famous flat six rather than a 3.8. It will develop 500hp, and a run of 500 cars is expected.

The web rumour mill also suggests that the GT3 RS LE could mark the debut of Porsche's new so-called 'PDK-S' gearbox, a more sports-oriented version of the company's twin-clutch transmission, which is widely expected to be available on the next-generation of 911 GT3 models.

So is it true? Porsche, of course, is keeping shtum on the matter, so we won't know for certain until 7th April when - so word has it - the official details of the car will be revealed.

But it does sound like a believable - and deeply tantalising - prospect. Watch this space.

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  • Jack911 08 Apr 2011

    Anyone heard anything more about this?

    I thought the announcement was due on 7 April.

  • anniesdad 29 Mar 2011

    mollytherocker said:
    Rich_W said:
    I wonder if Porsche could concentrate on making the car weigh less than 1000KG. Strip EVERYTHING out.
    This is what I want them to do, but its unlikely. It would only need 300bhp to be a mega quick tool.

    MTR
    The GT3 Cup weighs 1200kg, the RSR 1220kg, so lads I think you'll be dissapointed in waiting for a GT3 that weighs 1000kg. smile

    But that's not to say that there isn't scope within the Porsche range for a <1000kg car.

    smile

  • porka911t 28 Mar 2011

    I do not think it will affect current GT3 prices if they only make 500,there will be so few RHD versions made that you will always pay a premium for one.
    Your dealer will take a letter of intent and a deposit, but unless you won last Fridays euro lottery then I do not think you will be lucky enough to get a build slot.
    But here's hoping.

  • mollytherocker 19 Mar 2011

    Rich_W said:
    I wonder if Porsche could concentrate on making the car weigh less than 1000KG. Strip EVERYTHING out.
    This is what I want them to do, but its unlikely. It would only need 300bhp to be a mega quick tool.

    MTR

  • Rich_W 18 Mar 2011

    I wonder if Porsche could concentrate on making the car weigh less than 1000KG. Strip EVERYTHING out.

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