The spiritual successor of the 1973 911 RS was primarily introduced in 1999. The company started to use the name “RS” in 2003 to name a track-focused and better version of the 996 GT3. The very first model was powered by a 3.6-liter flat-six power unit with the maximum output of 381 hp and when the 997-generation version was launched, the engine produced 415 horses. In 2009, the 997 RS was powered by a 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine with maximum output of 450 ponies. For 2014, Porsche introduced the GT3 RS with a 4.0-liter engine which produced 500 horses, when the 997-gen RS came to an end. Finally, the company introduces the 991-gen 911. The vehicle was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015 and it is clearly visible that it has undergone many changes in terms of styling and features. The greatest news when it comes to the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is that this road-legal racer keeps the traditional naturally aspirated engine. Many people believed that this engine would be dropped off, but the flat-six will stay under the hood of the newcomer. It seems that the GT3 RS only took the rear fenders from the 911 Turbo.
2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Exterior
When we compare the upcoming 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS with the previous 997-gen GT3 RS, a great number of new features have been added to the newcomer. As you can assume, the vehicle will be even greater than its venerable predecessor. Of course, the upcoming model will remain recognizable GT3 RS and some of the design cues of the previous model have been carried over as well but it can be easily seen that the company put a lot of effort to restyle and improve the upcoming generation. On the front fascia of the car, you will notice a bumper with a completely new design. The redesigned bumper now features larger air intakes and newly designed LED strips. There is also a larger splitter. The new bumper seems to be sculpted deeper on the sides. The turn signals of the cars have also received a slightly different design. The hood and headlights are also different from the outgoing model. The front fenders feature louvers just above the wheels. Thanks to the louvers, ground clearance of the care is increased which gives it a more menacing and more powerful look at the same time. The rear fenders now arrive with turbo-like intakes. The new side-skirts and new wheels are also recognizable 991-gen RS package but they look great on the new model as well. Porsche’s new 911 GT3 RS is significantly lighter than its predecessor. The engine of the vehicle is made out of carbon-fiber and the roof of the car is for example made out of magnesium. This trick enabled the designers to lover the center of gravity for better lateral dynamics.
Interior of 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
The interior design of the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is based on the current GT3 model. The layout will be simple, yet sporty with massive amount of Alcantara. The new model gets newly designed full bucket seats, which are similar to the carbon seats in the 918 Spyder. The cabin will be stuffed with great number of advanced technological features for even greater and more outstanding driving feel. The final list of features is unavailable but we will get it soon and share the same with you.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS 2016 Engine Release date and Price
The 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS will be powered by a 4.0-liter flat-six with maximum output of 500 ponies and 339 pound-feet of torque. It will be coupled to a PDK gearbox. Thanks to the combo, the vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 3.3 seconds. The vehicle will go on sale in may 2015 priced at $175.900.
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This is one good looking car and that engine…339 pound-feet of torque will get you really excited I have no doubt. I don’t k now much about the PDK gearbox, but I can only imagine it will do good.
Is this the first engine to be made out of carbon fiber? So many extras available for add ons and upgrades. Porsche has always been very fast and sexy. With the new technology being added and the space age materials, you’d think that it would have added more horse power. However, 500 HP seems to be enough for most people.
Wow, the exterior is very elegant and sporty. The engine is very great to support the speed. I still think porsche is overprice, though.
That is enough money to buy a large house. One car or an entire house, hmm? I’m not sure many people can afford a car like this. But Wow. Autos for rich people are really, really nice. I’m sure the girls will dig it as well. I like the carbon fiber engine and 500 HP. Not sure about the price. I would buy it if I could afford it, though.
I love the way this model has maintained its classic look over the years. Always fast, always sleek and always out of my price range at $175,900. Still, it’s nice to dream of driving one.
It still definitely looks like a Porche 911. Hopefully the enlarged air intakes improve engine cooling and performance!
This porsche is definitely out of my price range. Even if I could afford it, I don’t think I would buy it, I am more of a function over style kind of person. I prefer SUV over sports car any day.
That is one nice looking car. Performance isn’t bad either..
I love Porsche cars very much. This model is really very nice and price is also not much hard.The color is very awesome.
Great review on the porsche 911 gt3. I just LOVE the red color pictured for this porsche. It seems so fast and furious!
that is one sexy car and that engine does it justice. the price is a bit high but then again what can one expect from such an automobile
This looks totally awesome. I am not that fond of the red color for the Porsche, but the rest of the car is just like a dream.