The downforce monster is here
The most extreme naturally aspirated 911 for the road has arrived in the country.
Porsche Philippines has announced the 992-generation 911 GT3 RS is now available in their showrooms, featuring substantial upgrades to its engine, cooling system, and aerodynamics that were derived from Porsche's motorsport arm.
The latest model is directly linked to the Le Mans-winning 911 GT3 RSR and 911 GT3 R, as it also has a centrally-mounted radiator in front. The layout replaces the three-radiator arrangement in previous 911 GT3 RS models, freeing up space on the sides to allow for improved active aerodynamic elements.
Speaking of aerodynamics, the latest Porsche 911 GT3 RS has winglets, extended sill panels on the lower bodywork, as well as additional aero gadgets underneath to generate max downforce. But perhaps the most obvious aerodynamic feature of the GT3 RS lies in the back - a massive two-deck rear spoiler that's electronically adjustable.
The end result is racecar levels of aerodynamic load. The 992-generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS is capable of producing 409 kg of downforce at 200 km/h – twice as much as its 991.2-gen predecessor and 860 kg at 285 km/h.
Inside the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the main highlights are the four rotary knobs and the DRS button on the steering wheel. The knobs allow three driving modes to be selected — Normal, Sport, and Track. Car information can be called on the two seven-inch monitors while the gearshift indicators are placed on both sides of the analog tachometer. Along with these are standard-issue Porsche bucket seats.
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine that puts out 525 PS, featuring a single-throttle intake system and rigid valve drive drawn heavily from Porsche's Le Mans class-winning 911 RSR and GT3 R race cars. The engine is paired to a seven-speed PDK gearbox with shorter gear ratios, allowing the 911 GT3 RS to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds. Keep your foot down and the car will reach a top speed of 296 km/h in seventh gear.
Currently, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is the fastest naturally aspirated production car at the Nurburgring, clocking at 6:44.848. If you want to see the road-legal downforce monster in the metal, then now's a good time to visit the nearest Porsche Philippines dealerships near you.