It’s been months since we’ve seen spy videos of the expected test mules Porsche 911 GT3 RS. And it’s only been for months those of stuttgart they managed to put the long teeth on the entire automotive scene with what promises to be the worst nightmare of the Lamborghini there Ferrari, which will materialize on August 17 with a transcendent bet: much better aerodynamic work for less power.
Sometimes less is more is a truth like a temple, and living in a world where cars seem to have no horsepower limits, we’re thrilled to see a manufacturer swimming against the tide. The truth is that this has always been the philosophy of the GT3 RS, a model that has never stood out for reaching stratospheric figures like many of its rivals but which is also faster thanks to aerodynamics. And it seems that on this occasion said binomial has reached its maximum exponent.
The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS will be a reality in terms of superior aerodynamics but less power
And it is that you only have to look at the aesthetics of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS that even the camouflage could not hide. Canards, aerodynamic vents on all sides, a carbon-fiber rich feed and a grotesque spoiler that promises to have defied all current homologation laws in the world.
Here, we are no longer just talking about a strident design worthy of any self-respecting supercar, but also that the shape has a reason for being.. And it is that we can verify without knowing all the details yet that the Porsche engineers have focused their efforts on the GT3 RS like a scalpel on the asphalt and not so much on the engine.
So says Andreas Preuninger, Head of GT Models at Porsche, who says, “The new 911 GT3 RS is even better prepared for track use than its predecessors. answer, it has an approximate output of 500 horsepower and has proven to be ideal for both track days and for customer shopping”, to which he adds that “For this reason, we focused primarily on aerodynamics and chassis when developing the new 911 GT3 RS.”
This calculation was developed after inspiration in purely racing models, such as the 911 RSR and the 911 GT3 R GT. To all this must be added the virtually extinct naturally aspirated six-cylinder boxer engine, a propellant that brings the already radical 911 GT3 to life and, despite the fact that it will initially provide less power in the GT3 RS, the benefits will be considerably higher.
This will have helped a contained weight that will drop from the already commendable 1,493 kilos that the GT3 declares on the scale. The key to reducing this figure will be the extreme use of carbon fiber in the elimination of superfluous elements in a car more well designed for use on the circuit than on public roads.
Either way, it will be August 17 when we finally meet what promises to be Ferrari and Lamborghini’s worst nightmare. And it is that everything indicates that the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS will arrive not only with unsuspected aerodynamics to date, but also with a record at the Nürburgring.