RE: 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS leaked

RE: 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS leaked

Tuesday 6th February

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS leaked

Ready for another argument about a Motorsport Porsche? Here are your first details...



Supposedly meant to remain under wraps until later this month, with a full Geneva reveal on the cards, the latest iteration of 911 GT3 RS has broken cover ahead of time. As far as details go, the new car will have a redline of 9,000rpm and 20hp more than its predecessor, taking the total output from its naturally aspirated 4.0-litre engine to 520hp and dropping the 0-62 time by a tenth to 3.2 seconds.


Power is still sent to the wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch PDK gearbox, with no suggestion that a manual option will be offered. The rear-wheel steering system has been recalibrated, though, and a series of aerodynamic and styling upgrades have been implemented. These include a redesigned front bumper with larger side intakes, two new NACA style ducts in the bonnet, and additional air channeling at the rear, where new wing and bumper designs can also be seen.

Inside, carbon-backed racing seats, lightweight door panels and reduced sound-proofing keep unnecessary heft to a minimum; in addition and, as has become custom for Porsche's GT models, the new GT3 RS will be available with an optional Clubsport package comprised of an aluminum roll cage, fire extinguishers and six-point belts.

 

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Glennroiiy

Original Poster:

3 posts

32 months

Tuesday 6th February
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Don’t care how difficult it would be to get one, don’t care how much over list a a Porsche dealer will charge you for one because I’m in no position to obtain one. But f**k I want one

Edited by Glennroiiy on Tuesday 6th February 18:15

Plate spinner

12,577 posts

129 months

Tuesday 6th February
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It’s weird how on paper the series just keeps getting better.

Yet if I had the funds and a spare garage slot, I’d nab one in the 996 flavour...

RamboLambo

4,453 posts

99 months

Tuesday 6th February
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Great, super, smashing, look at what you could of won but sadly you cant get one as you ain't on the list

cossers

1,382 posts

69 months

Tuesday 6th February
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Lovely! Even in green, no doubt there will be someone calling all who want one sheep with no idea of what a good car is! Spray me blue and give me an ear tag anytime!

subirg

517 posts

205 months

Tuesday 6th February
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Who cares? More rubbish journalism. Another impossible to get car. Pointless even talking about it.
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MDL111

2,372 posts

106 months

Tuesday 6th February
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subirg said:
Who cares? More rubbish journalism. Another impossible to get car. Pointless even talking about it.
Just because I/many either can’t get it or can’t afford it, does not make it pointless to talk about on a car forum. It is a new track focused spots car, so for many readers of a site like Pistonheads should probably be of interest ....

MDL111

2,372 posts

106 months

Tuesday 6th February
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Not a fan of bright coloured stitching on black leather, I hope this is a fad that will soon have run its course (given I can only buy GT Porsches used ....)

jwwbowe

79 posts

101 months

Tuesday 6th February
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(Correction biggrin) Cue the motoring press claiming this as the best performance car the world has ever seen sleep

Edited by jwwbowe on Tuesday 6th February 22:23

numtumfutunch

2,510 posts

67 months

Tuesday 6th February
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Looks bloody great but whats the point?

Even if I had the money my local OPC would laugh at me and all those other poor saps who have made a career of buying Cayennes and Macans whilst the chosen few either flip them on at vast profit - possibly even through the dealer network - or else shut them away because nipping out for a pint of milk would trash their "value"

And relax.............


Its Just Adz

9,091 posts

138 months

Tuesday 6th February
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subirg said:
Who cares? More rubbish journalism. Another impossible to get car. Pointless even talking about it.
Aren’t you a ray of sunshine?
Maybe you would like to write an interesting article for us?

roland82

201 posts

144 months

Tuesday 6th February
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subirg said:
Who cares? More rubbish journalism. Another impossible to get car. Pointless even talking about it.
Double impossible for me...

British Beef

1,071 posts

94 months

Tuesday 6th February
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numtumfutunch said:
Looks bloody great but whats the point?

Even if I had the money my local OPC would laugh at me and all those other poor saps who have made a career of buying Cayennes and Macans whilst the chosen few either flip them on at vast profit - possibly even through the dealer network - or else shut them away because nipping out for a pint of milk would trash their "value"

And relax.............
Its ironic that the original usable supercar is now amongst the rest of the un-used supercars, due to residual suicide if used!!

F12DDE

8 posts

8 months

Tuesday 6th February
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Any ideas on the rough price one of these are gunna go for? May have a way of obtaining one wink

kambites

54,107 posts

150 months

Tuesday 6th February
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Plate spinner said:
It’s weird how on paper the series just keeps getting better.

Yet if I had the funds and a spare garage slot, I’d nab one in the 996 flavour...
Ditto. I admire these newer Porcsches enormously, but I don't desire them.

V8 FOU

2,473 posts

76 months

Tuesday 6th February
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N/A and 520 bhp.
Yes, please!

Will94

15 posts

81 months

Tuesday 6th February
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British Beef said:
Its ironic that the original usable supercar is now amongst the rest of the un-used supercars, due to residual suicide if used!!
Residucide!

AmosMoses

2,838 posts

94 months

Tuesday 6th February
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Ohhhh yes please!

DanielSan

12,894 posts

96 months

Tuesday 6th February
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F12DDE said:
Any ideas on the rough price one of these are gunna go for? May have a way of obtaining one wink
Get one and be the first to put it up for sale, you can command the price then and others will follow

LaurasOtherHalf

13,047 posts

125 months

Tuesday 6th February
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Plate spinner said:
It’s weird how on paper the series just keeps getting better.

Yet if I had the funds and a spare garage slot, I’d nab one in the 996 flavour...
This for me too, well a 997 version but you get the point. At the last few Nürburgring track days we've done there have been loads of the 991RS version and as quick as they are, they really don't look great. Fat, bloated, wheels too big, even the ride height looks all wrong-they look like an off roader that's been lowered.

Do these cars even share much with the GT3/Cup cars any more?

Wozy68

4,591 posts

99 months

Tuesday 6th February
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Is a manual car forever dead ? Absolutely no interest for me ....... even if I could afford one biggrin