Chris Harris, host of his own show on YouTube and future presenter for Top Gear, talks about the latest Porsche 911 GT3 RS. It’s easy to see what he’s talking about.
The 991 is the latest 911 to earn a super rare rennsport edition. The GT3 RS comes with a bigger engine than the GT3 – a 4.0-liter flat-six compared to a 3.8 – yet its curb weight is a full 22 lbs. lighter. The roof is made from magnesium, and carbon fiber has been used in generous quantities. Even the interior door handles have been replaced with loops, and a furrow has been hewn down the center of the roof and hood. When Porsche’s engineers want to save weight, they’ll take it from anywhere they can.
For a car built in such small allotments, the 911 GT3 RS is given to excess. Where the 991 is most excessive is the grip it gives the driver.
You start with the aero. The splitter in the front and “all that wing,” which generates almost 800 lbs. of downforce at speed. That’s one way to keep a car’s wheels stuck to the road.
The other way is with the wheels themselves. Not only does rear-axle steering give drivers an extra advantage on the track, the tires are the same dynamic quality as the 918: the front tire measures 265 mm wide with a 20-inch diameter, while the rear tire is 325 mm and 21 inches. Those wheels are enormous, and they take full advantage of the 911 Turbo’s wider frame, which the GT3 RS is built on.
The raw outcome is a 0 to 60 time of 3.3 seconds, and if you’re the type who prefers going around a corner on the local track sideways, well, you’re in luck.
The 911 GT3 RS Is an Exclusive Model and Porsche Will Keep It That Way
The staff at Porsche Auto Gallery Woodland Hills is here to answer your pressing questions about the new 911 GT3 RS. Fire away.
Can I get the GT3 RS in manual?
Not right now, but there’s always hope. We host a prayer circle on Thursdays to send our thoughts and positive energy to Stuttgart. Really though, we will absolutely let you know if they announce a manual option for future production runs.
Here’s a counter-question for you: Have you tried the PDK? It’s really fast.
How many models will Porsche build?
As far as we know, there’s no set number. Based on past production runs: not many.
Porsche built only 600 of the previous generation GT3 RS, and that number was down from the car that came before it. This is an exclusive model, and Porsche means to keep it that way.
We can tell you that your best bet of finding a 911 GT3 RS is right here at our dealership, and we will ship it anywhere in the US.
For such a rare model, we will be happy to discuss pricing during your next visit to our store.
Please let us know if there are any other questions we can answer about this model or the rest of our inventory.