New Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been launched in India today. Price starts from Rs 2.74 crore, ex-showroom. The car will make global debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show next month. It is powered by the same 4.0 liter flat six engine, which powered the older GT3 RS.
The new one though, delivers 520 PS of power, which is 20 PS more than compared to the older 911 GT3 RS. Torque output too has increased to 470 Nm, which is 10 Nm more than before. The engine is mated to a 7 speed PDK transmission which sends power to the rear wheels. Manual transmission is not on offer.
Ideally designed for the race track, new Porsche 911 GT3 RS can lap across Nurburgring circuit in 7 min 20 secs, which makes it faster that the Carrera GT and competing head on with 991 GT3. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph is achieved in 3.2 seconds while top speed stands at 312 kmph, 8 kmph lower than before.
Made of lightweight materials such as magnesium for its roof panel and carbon fiber for luggage compartment lids, the 911 GT3 RS also sports a host of aerodynamic features such as front lip spoiler, large rear wing and front wheel arch air vents all of which combine to increase downforce on front axle.
Other sport centric features include wider tracks both at the front and rear, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus, variable rear limited slip differential and the widest of tyres yet to be seen on a 911 to date. Interiors which receive the Club Sport Package as standard are dominated by Alcantara and carbon fiber bucket seats. This package also includes a bolted roll cage behind front seats, a fire extinguisher and six point harnesses for driver.
Sports Chrono Package is optional. It comes with Porsche Track Precision app for your smart phone and utilizes GPS to measure lap time and other data such as speed, acceleration and deceleration. First deliveries will happen in Germany, after which deliveries across the world will start.