Finally, the much-awaited review is here of possibly the best sports car money can buy. Chris Harris draws first blood to test the spectacular Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The new GT3 RS has 25 hp more and is ten kilograms lighter that standard GT3. The weight reduction is due to light roof made from magnesium alloy and front and back parts with carbon fibre components. It is powered by 4.0 liter six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine, that develops 500 hp and revs up to 8800 rpm.
The body of GT3 RS is derived from 911 turbo and has a wider track(1880 mm) than GT3(1850mm). A new special vent is carved above front wheel arches to channel the air and increase downforce. With all these upgrades and added power, it can now accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds, two-tenths less than GT3. Due to wider front and rear track, the new set of tires are available measuring 20 inches 265/35 ZR(front) and 21 inch(rear).
The interior is equipped with carbon fibre sports bucket seats covered with Alcantara. The steering wheel is smaller and more accurate than the GT3. Also available is a roll cage body, a six-point belt attachment for driver and a fire safety switch. The GT3 RS will only be available with dual-clutch automatic transmission which is further tuned for faster gearshifts. The Standard GT3 might be a better option for overall road car as it is very hard to drive GT3 RS up to its full limits on public roads. However on track, it is unbeatable in terms of aggressive looks, sheer fun and control. It is no doubt a very agile and lucrative package and Chris Harris agrees with it. Enjoy the full test review below.
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