The 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Is The Car Whose Stories Are Yet To Be Written, It’s That Good
Published March 8, 2015
You know what a GT3 RS stands for in the Porsche world? It stands for a fight prepared Pit Bull that will choke you and bite you if you don’t pet it the right way. The new 911 GT3 RS is exactly that, only with much more power. The 911 GT3 RS is considered by many to be the ultimate track car a money can buy. It’s fast, simple, entertaining and it’s a Porsche. However, Porsche had some problems with the last gen GT3. The engine wasn’t right. At certain conditions the engine would catch on fire and burn and after two of those incidents occurred, Porsche pulled the plug, call every owner of the GT3 and told them to stop driving the thing. After recalling of all 765 units produced to that moment and installing a new engine in every single car, Porsche was certain that the ld engine used for the GT3 won’t suffice in the GT3 RS. And here we are staring at the wonderful red GT3 RS powered by an all new four liter six banger producing tingling naturally aspirated 500 HPs (see here the old one).
How important is this car? Very important. It is possibly the closest any human with enough money (and at 200 grand it’s not that much) can get close to a race car and still drive it on the road. The expertise went into building this car is so huge you’d be amazed to find out that the Nurburgring lap time for the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS stands at 7 minutes and 20 seconds. To put it into perspective this beast has so much sports credentials that the speed it achieves on the track surpases that of the Ferrari 458 Italia A, Ferrari Enzo, Pagani Zonda F, every GT-R ever created and many other supercars you know of. This is the thing that will make your stomach hurt and make your opponents weep in pain.
In order to make it as mental as possible, Porche took that awesome 4 wheel steer system and put it on in. Aerodynamic elements were so oversized that never before that much cool air went into the engine and that much air was pressing the rear wheels. Look at that rear spoiler, it’s so big it would make a wonderful flap for an Airbus A380. And the kind of speed this monster is able to achieve is close to that of an Airbus. 0-62 mph takes 3.3 seconds, 124 mph can be reached in 10.9 seconds and the top speed is electronically limited at 198 mph. That’s not even the most impressive thing about it. In the interior, which received only slight modifications, a new button has been added. Inscription on it says “Pit Stop” and that really is all you need to know. This is a race car that will, in hands of a skilfull driver kill of anything that comes close, just as that Pit Bul from the beginning of this story would.
The roof has been made out of magnesium (the metal used for construction of Aeroplanes and missiles), the hood out of CFRP and the rest of the body out of aluminum. Only 22 lbs have been slashed of the usual GT3, but in racing every pound counts. With the launch control on board, specially adapted seven speed DKG transmission (fancy way of saying double clutch gearbox) and 500 thoroughbreds assisted with 340 lb ft of torque, the 911 GT3RS screams with power and sophistication.
The story about this car cannot be said in just a few sentences. The 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS with its all new engine, lightweight body, extremely well sorted suspension and clear sporty characteristics is possibly the last car of its breed to feature such ingredients to make it best in the world. Porsche came far with it and the stories about this car are yet to be written. It is that important. It is that good.
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