By TechThop Team
Posted on: 18 Aug, 2022
The Porsche 911 GT3 was amazing to drive on the track at Sydney Motorsport Park earlier this year and they can also be used to get groceries. Over four days, we drove the 992 GT3 1000km on the street straight off the racetrack.
We'll never forget those 4 days, but one thing was for sure, you couldn't use the GT3 every day in Clubsport specs. Knowing that the GT3 RS is as focused as any GT3 we've ever been in, what can we expect of the 992 generation GT3?
The Porsche cup car with numberplates has been unveiled, and it's more intense than we could have imagined. Here's everything you need to know about the 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS. In terms of packaging, having an engine where the boot usually goes makes Porsches Porsches.
The GT3 RS engineers were only able to fit one radiator on the car. The 911 has three radiators to combat this issue. Porsche engineers doubled the ducktail wing size for the Porsche 911 GT3 RS to triple downforce.
The wing provides 409 kg of total downforce at 200 km/h in combination with other aerodynamic measures. It's twice the GT3 RS and three times the 992 GT3. Downforce is 860kg, which is 60kg more than a McLaren Senna with an equally ridiculous wing.
The rear wing integrates a fully functional DRS that flattens during straights and engages during emergency braking. It is higher than the roof. The rear side panel openings are used solely for aerodynamics.
A sideblade and intake are located in the rear wheel arches to optimize airflow. This rear diffuser has been slightly adapted from the standard GT3. Double-wishbone front axles make the track wider by 29mm than the 992 GT3 overall.
The GT3 RS goes beyond Porsche's typical driving modes - Normal, Sport, and Track - with an extra setting. Adjustable rebound and compression damping settings for the front and rear axles, and an adjustable rear differential.
The steering wheel has a rotary dial that can be turned. In addition, there is a button for the DRS system. In what ways does Porsche improve a naturally aspirated engine? New camshafts and cam profiles boost 386 kW out of the 4.0-liter engine.
A single throttle system has been added, along with motorsport-derived rigid valve drives. The Porsche GT3 RS offers two brake options. The first is aluminum monobloc fixed-caliper brakes with six pistons each and brake discs with a diameter of 408 mm.
The piston and disc are 2mm wider and thicker than the standard GT3. With 380-mm discs and four-piston fixed-calipers, the rear brakes remain the same as the current GT3. If track work is your focus, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake is available with 410-mm front discs and 390-mm rear discs.
The GT3 RS is coated in Carbon Fibre exterior components. Despite active aero wings, splitters, and ducts, the 911 GT3 RS weighs just 1,450 kg. In total, AUD 195,740 was spent on equipment.
The final drive-away price for our fully optioned 2023 Porsche GT3 RS? Seventy-four million dollars. Our bare-bones 2023 GTS RS would cost AUD 540,932 drive-away, but prices can vary from state to state.
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