A few weeks of thinly veiled camo-wearing test mules into the 2018 Porsche GT3 RS’ test cycle, Porsche probably got bored of all test-mule paparazzi and just went ahead and released images of the new GT3 RS in high resolution. And before you launch into the whole oh, it’s just another squashed beetle or it looks like every other 911. Silence! This is not just any other “looks like every other 911’ this is the latest GT3 RS. And that means it’s the biggest baddest Porsche that money can buy. If a Porsche 911 was a standard cut diamond, the last naturally aspirated GT3 RS is like a custom-cut piece of the Kohinoor diamond! Shaved, cut and polished to perfection. The Porsche chose the lime green accented with black for the GT3 RS soft debut, and it is glorious! The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been launched in India at a price of Rs 2.75 crore.
But for true Porsche fans, the RS is simply not about the colour or the way it looks. It’s what’s under the hood, erm, mid-engine cover. For a naturally aspirated machine, the Porsche GT3 RS makes 520 hp and the tachometer will move till the almost dangerous 9000 rpm mark. What’s more is Porsche have somehow managed to pull of this 520 hp from the same 4.0 litre flat six motor that has always been in the GT3 RS. Porsche will shoot from 0-100 kmph in a superbike rivalling 3.2 seconds and leave most superbikes in the dust at it’s top speed of 312 kmph.
The Porsche GT3 RS will continue to use Porsche’s 7-speed PDK that has been specially rigged for the GT3 RS’ ballistic output, along side the 21-inch lightweight alloys that sport 325/30-series rubber in the rear, and 20-inch 265/35-series tires up front. Porsche have also mounted the suspension on what they are calling, elastokinematic bearings. Now we have no idea what they are but we seem fairly confident that it will make the GT3 RS even faster, in a straight line or around corners, maybe both! And that is good! So there you have it, the Porsche GT3 RS will make it’s official public debut at the Geneva Motorshow next month, after which Porsche will start taking orders globally. We quite frankly can’t wait to hear, the flat six wail down a straight at 9000 rpm. Who know it could easily be the last of an era.
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