The Porsche 911 will very soon be replaced by a new generation model, so what better way to end the current 911 lineup than with a limited production, ultimate 911 model? And here it is, the limited production Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0!
The ultimate 911 I say? Yup, that’s because Porsche had applied the best of everything they have from their cars (including racing cars) and put it all into one package. The most important change for the GT3 RS 4.0 is just like what the long name suggest, it has a 4.0 liter ( 3996cc) engine with 500hp from the 911 GT3 RSR racer instead of the usual 3.8 liter with “only” 444hp.
And just like the race car, the GT3 RS 4.0 will feature the race car’s forged pistons and titanium conrods, the crankshaft however are directly taken from the race car. Beside extra power and technical updates, Porsche also removed as much weight as they can from the car.
And to achieve it’s 1360kg weight, Porsche uses carbon fiber on almost everywhere in the car. These includes the front fenders, hood, rear and front wings, bucket seats and the list goes on. Even the rear windows are made of plastic and the doors are made of aluminium. Porsche even went as far as not to supply standard equipment such as radio and air-con to further save weight. The result of all these trouble? The GT3 RS 4.0 is 10 kg lighter than the standard car despite having a heavier engine.
The GT3 RS 4.0 is clearly designed to conquer the track. And to increase cornering ability as well as stability, the car features a huge rear wing as well as dive planes or “winglets” on both sides of the front bumper which is a first for a production Porsche. The combination of the rear wing and the dive planes creates 190kg worth of downforce when driving flat out. This increases stability and cornering ability but sacrifices higher top speed which is still not too shabby at 192 mph. Still not convince that top speed is not everything? Well, this car lapped the Nürburgring in just 7 minutes and 27 seconds which is a whole 15 seconds faster than the standard car. The ultimate 911? No doubt.
But who cares about top speed right? No one actually drives or could even reach their top speed on a track. Top speed is just some number to brag about, but unless you own a Buggati Veyron Super Sport, there is no point bragging about your car’s top speed. The ultimate 911 will cost around $185,000 or £128,466 when it goes on sale later this July. Porsche will only build 600 of the 911 GT3 RS 4.0, so better go to your nearest Porsche showroom with your checkbook ready as I believe this car would be a collector’s dream in the future!