Porsche 911 GT3 Rs: on the track with a supercar of 525 HP flying with wings and Dr.

Porsche 911 GT3 Rs: on the track with a supercar of 525 HP flying with wings and Dr.


Aerodynamics pushed to levels never seen before for a real racing car. Side vents, fenders and Dr. ensure this car performs at the top of its class

Lorenzo Baroni

A story that comes from afar, full of achievements, visions of the future, passion for sports cars, great challenges and technical evolution. A story that is the daughter of wheel racing, from super touring cars to Le Mans models, a story that flows quickly with constant updates and driving performance that always rises with each chef. A story of emotions, angry engines, of unrecognizable sonorities and roaring exhausts and a strong personality. Iconic models that have made sports car enthusiasts dream since 1972 and delighted their lucky owners. The first 911 Carrera RS 2.7 was immediately the fastest German production car, the test was repeated in 1984 with only 21 pieces, but entered in large numbers from 2003 with the first of its kind, the 911 GT3 RS of the 996 series, then followed . for two versions of the 997 series and two of the 991 series. Now it’s the turn of the 911 GT3 RS, a new luxury car designed by Porsche with the express aim of achieve very high performance never without compromise.

Movable wings

Very modern from an aerodynamic point of view, the new 911 GT3 RS guarantees 409 kg of total reduction at 200 km/h, in practice the new 911 GT3 RS develops twice the downforce compared to its predecessor of the 991.2 generation and three times more than that. the current 911 GT3. At a speed of 285 km/h the downforce reaches 860 kg, twice that of its cousin Lamborghini Sto and equal to the Porsche Rsr racing at Le Mans. On the straights, the DRS system allows you to straighten the wings, return to work on fast bends and go to a high vertical position during braking and work. Airbrake of the large rear wing. In fact, in this way, the front and rear elements of the wing are adjusted to a high level, creating an aerodynamic reduction effect that contributes significantly to breaking the wheel (especially important in the event of an emergency). Le Mans-style air chambers behind the front wheels reduce the pressure on the wheel arches, while even the two A-arm front suspension arms that result in a down force by crushing the wheels and around 40kg at high speed. For the first time on a production Porsche, the upper edge of the spoiler is placed higher than the roof of the car. Another striking feature of the German Gran Turismo is the well-developed “swan neck” rear wing in all dimensions. Finally, the movable ailerons under the nose control the flow and deceleration of the frontal area.

Aerodynamics

Smart and light, the design of this new model is the result of a long history that characterizes all RS models, from the legendary 911 Carrera RS 2.7 onwards. In the case of the GT3 RS, however, the weight is still low (equivalent to 1,450 kg) compared to various Porsches of the past, and the extensive use of CFRP ( Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer, fiber-reinforced materials are also used on the doors, front mudguards, roof and front bonnet) which manages to lighten the chassis known for the presence of many dimensions. In addition to the exterior, some parts of the cabin (including the standard sports bucket seats) also include reinforced carbon-fiber polymers.

Responsive engine

The power of 525 HP is only 15 more than the standard GT3, but work on the cylinder head, throttle bodies and camshafts make it more active and aggressive at high revs, increasing its stretch to 9,000 rpm associated with the sound. old fashioned and is always appreciated by sports engine enthusiasts. It takes only 3.2 seconds for this model to go from 0 to 100 km / h. Thanks to a series of measures aimed at simplifying its design, such as the extensive use of composite materials, the 911 GT3 RS weighs just 1,450 kg. In addition to the spoiler, bumpers and seats, carbon fiber also appears for the first time on the doors. Instead of the three radiators of its predecessors, the RS relies on a large central radiator, while the long suspension links extend the track by 29 millimeters. After discussing for the first time The 911 RSR, winner in its category at Le Mans, was the last to be transferred (c arranged diagonally at the front of the car, where the luggage compartment is on other 911 models) also on the 911 GT3 R. Also noteworthy is the adoption of the Roof, Porsche Active Aerodynamics which precisely adjusts the car’s aerodynamic characteristics to the driving conditions, speed and selected driving program. Driven by an uncompromisingly designed professional, the GT3 RS on the track behaves almost like its racing counterpart the GT3 R. Engine response can be set in 3 driving modes: Normal, Sport and Track. The traction control can be changed to 7 positions, or turned off. On the track, the RS is very stable under braking thanks to the combination of adaptive suspension that supports and lifts the front under braking and aerodynamics that crush the rear. Cornering is very fast thanks to the 4-liter boxer, but controllable thanks to the precision of the front end and the self-locking differential that can be adjusted by the driver to several levels that allows the overshoot and acceleration phases to be managed separately. . The fast circuit of Silverstone emphasizes the work of the wings and the beauty of the car, making it very stable in bends and when braking, but to use it fully you need experience and the ability to enter a wide bend very quickly and brake very late. cornering, using the wing and monobloc calipers.

Rims and brakes

The new 911 GT3 RS is fitted as standard with forged light-alloy wheels with central locking and road-legal sports tires measuring 275/35 R 20 at the front and 335/30 R21 at the rear. Aluminum monobloc fixed-caliper brakes with six pistons each and brake discs with a diameter of 408 mm are used on the front axle. The latest version of the big cars produced by the Stuttgart company uses openings in the rear to improve aerodynamics and brake cooling. The rear wheel arch is also equipped with a rest and a lateral blades to improve air handling.

Interior and fittings

In short, the wait of all fans of the industry from around the world has been well rewarded. Finally, in fact, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS arrived on the market in 2022, at the end of the intensive development phase. Apart from a design extreme with racing car inspiration, the German Gran Turismo guarantees performance worthy of one big cars. On the other hand, it was known that, for the latest version of the RS, the Stuttgart company would focus directly on the category. And, perhaps, in this case it even went a little further. On the other hand, for this new model, the German company has decided to add a wing and a side air intake, as well as the one present on the wheel arch (a system previously adopted, also for other models) which, together. with both hands and the suspension works and press the wheel down. There’s also a wide choice of interiors, with the new German Gran Turismo featuring black leather, Racetex and carbon-weave trims, in a clean Rs. The 911 GT3 RS is also available with the Clubsport package at no extra cost. These devices include a steel stability bar, a portable fire extinguisher and six seat belts for the driver. There is an additional cost, however, to the Weissach bag: in this case the front hood, roof, parts of the rear wing and the upper hood of the exterior mirrors feature a carbon weave finish. As already mentioned, the front and rear anti-roll bars, rear link rods and cutting panel on the rear axle are made of CFRP and help to further improve the driving dynamics. The stability bar, made for the first time in CFRP, saves about six kilograms compared to the steel version. Another highlight of the Weissach package is the Pdk paddle shifters with motorsport developed magnetic technology. This makes gear changes more powerful with high pressure point accuracy and a clearly audible shift click. As an option, forged magnesium wheels are available with the Weissach package, which allows to save more than eight kilograms. The list price is 239,435 euros.

Technical paper

Porsche 911 GT3RS

Data Praise
Engine 6-cylinder naturally aspirated gasoline boxer;
civil code 3,996; 525 hp at 8,500 rpm
Maximum torque 465Nm at 6,300rpm
Full speed 296 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h 3.2 seconds
Tension Back
Exchange 7-speed dual clutch e
Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus
Measurements Length 4,572 mm;
width 1,900mm;
length 1,322 mm;
wheelbase 2,457 mm
Weight 1,450 kg empty
You use 13.4 l/100 km (Wltp)
Air production 305g/km (Wltp)
Price 239,435 euros