Porsche 911 GT3 RS launched at Rs.2.75 crore

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Porsche has internationally revealed and launched its 2nd gen 911 GT3 RS in India, priced at Rs.2.75 crore (ex-showroom, India). The track-ready model gets a raft of performance tweaks to make it even faster than the GT3. The most prominent is the 520hp, 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat-six engine. Power is up by 20hp related to the standard GT3 thanks to new consumption and exhaust systems, along with changes to Porsche’s DME (Digital Motor Electronics) engine management. Demanded 0-100 time is 0.1sec faster (at 3.2sec) and top speed is marginally more too at 312kph. The motor is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission as standard.

The chassis modifications are alike to those seen on the GT2 RS and contain a lengthily reprogrammed back-wheel steering system. The GT3 RS comes equipped with carbon fiber front wings and bonnet (with new NACA ducts to help brake cooling) and a magnesium roof. Speccing the elective Weissach Pack enhances a carbon fiber roof and magnesium wheels. Buyers who state the full pack will be able to shave 29kg of the 1460kg model. The new Porsche 911 GT3 is blisteringly quick off the line, accelerating from 0-100kph in just 3.2 seconds, which is one-tenth of a second faster than its predecessor. However, the top speed of the new 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS has come down by 3kph to 312kph thanks to the revisions to the aerodynamics of the sports car which result in more downforce. The chassis upgrades from the GT2 RS come in the form of new solid ball joints on all control arms and revised spring rates.

A Club sport pack is also on offer that adds a roll-over bar, manual fire extinguisher, training for a battery-disconnect switch and 6-point safety-harness at no additional cost. The standard 20-inch alloy wheels are shod in 265/35 rubber at the front and 325/30 tyres at the rear. The interiors now get carbon fiber-backed racing seats, lightweight door panels with storage nets and nylon opening loops. Other weight-saving measures include a reduction in sound absorption material and a lightweight engine lid for the rear-engine model.

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