All Eyes Are On the New Porsche 911 GT2 and GT3

Pink 2017 Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche has announced even more models, adding to the vast 991-generation 911  lineup. The GT3 RS remains the same, but there is a GT3 variant coming, which will offer a 4.0-liter flat-six unit, instead of the current car’s 3.8. And the GT2 RS moniker is officially back for the 991-gen.

Major GT3 Revisions

In the real world, the GT3, arguably Porsche’s most popular model, is just as fast as the RS. But, by effectively giving it the same engine as the GT3 RS, is Porsche compromising on power and performance? Well, not exactly.

The GT3 RS still uses trick aero, tuned suspension components, and a load of other changes to make it the more track-focused of the two. By contrast, the GT3 truly excels on the open road. It’s a beast on the track, but on fast, sweeping B-roads, nothing short of a hill climb car can keep up with it. The 911 R loses it bragging rights however, because, in addition to the larger engine, Porsche is giving the GT3 variant a six-speed manual.

The 991 R, for those who don’t know, is effectively a GT3 RS with a manual transmission and no rear wing. However, due to the fact that it was sold in small numbers, we suspect it’ll transition into a collector’s car quite nicely and soon be found for sale in The Auto Gallery.

The Return of the Ultimate 911

Then we get to the 911 GT2 RS. Using a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six lifted from the Turbo S, power figures could be as high as 700 horsepower, although for the sake of reliability and simplicity, a 650 horsepower target is much more likely.

The GT2 RS has always represented the best the 911 platform has to offer, and the latest model is no different. Sending power to the rear wheels only and featuring a massive flared body kit and race-tuned suspension, it’ll be the fastest 911 ever produced.

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