The Porsche 911 is without doubt ethereal. Since its beginning, the simple to drive, everyday supercar has not only transformed with time but has also managed to hold on to its spirit like no one else. With seemingly high demand, and Porsche not being able to satiate the demand, The Porsche 911 GT3 RS remains a limited edition.
Only last week, the highly anticipated Porsche 911 GT3 officially landed in India as a one-off and brought with it a lot of excitement from car enthusiasts in the country. The Porsche 911 was a great car, but the need to have something extraordinary brought the GT3 RS in India. Along with GT3 RS, Carrera, Carrera S, Turbo, Turbo S were also launched. The new Porsche has been bought already, at an undisclosed price, by a wealthy car fanatic in Bangalore.
Similar to the other Porsche range, the new 911 range is also a direct trade in from Germany. The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is power-driven by a 4.0-litre, 6-cylinder engine that gives power of 500PS and 480Nm of torque.
Specially developed for the super automobile, 911 GT3 uses transmission through a special “PDK dual-clutch automatic gearbox”. Its light mass and advanced aerodynamics helps in its speeding capabilities with a lap of about seven minutes and twenty seconds beating the Carrera GT super sports car at the Nurburgring.
To be precise, the sports car is about 10 kilograms lighter than the GT3. Don’t believe it? What is it that has gone into the automobile that makes it so light yet so powerful?
The manufacturers have made the roof from magnesium; the engine has been made from carbon fibre and boot lids. The other components have also been made with substitute materials.
Talking about the interiors, we think that they are based on the recent Porsche 911 GT3, but what’s not to be missed is the new feature - the full bucket seats. This feature is supposed to be from the 918 Spyder's carbon bucket seats.
Some other features that the supercar possesses include the Club Sport Package which comes with bolted-on roll cage at the back the front seats. There is also a six-point safety control for the driver. The fire extinguisher comes with a mounting bracket and preparation for a battery master switch.
To measure the performance, the Track Precision App is also a great feature. It can be used to (by design) gauge lap times via the GPS. It controls this information. It also allows the driver to share this information and compare it with other comrades.
The 911 GT3 RS also features functions such as de-clutching by 'paddle neutral' this is similar to using the clutch with a conventional manual gearbox. One can also opt for speed limiting using the “Pit Speed button” which has been modified for motorsport use.
The price of this Porsche is still a mystery but the price can very much be assumed keeping in mind the value of the base model of this range, which starts from Rs 1.42 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi) for 911, so you can surely guess the amount for this one!