AutoIndustriya.com / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | July 05, 2017 11:23
Updated Porsche 911 GT3 RS gets GT2 RS hood, GT3 bumper
A while back, Porsche unveiled the updated 911 GT3, which received revised styling at the front and rear bumpers. A few days ago, the GT2 RS was also made official at Goodwood. It will only be a matter of time until Porsche unveils the refreshed GT3 RS to match the rest of the 911 GT cars.
Compared to the first time our spies spotted the updated GT3 RS, not much has changed from the prototype vehicle. In fact, the GT3 RS prototype spotted barely has any camouflage. The front bumper is essentially the same as the one found on the regular GT3.
Meanwhile the rear of the 991.2 GT3 RS still retains the same bumper and taillight design of the outoing model. Looking closely however, Porsche seems to have added a rear diffuser to improve airflow underneath the car.
Unlike the previous model, the prototype spotted now is seen with the additional NACA cooling ducts on the front hood uncovered. Our spies claim that the ducting is channeled to the brakes for extra cooling. If the NACA ducts on the hood seems similar, it's because Porsche uses an identical one on the GT2 RS.
With the current 911 GT3 producing 500 horsepower, our spies report that the GT3 RS will likely gain a bump in power as well. Expect a 20-30 horsepower gain, up from the 500 horsepower the 991.1 GT3 RS produces. As for transmission options, expect the GT3 RS to also be offered with a manual transmission along with PDK.
Our spies expect the 991.2 GT3 RS to make its global debut at Frankfurt this coming September.