New face lifted Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS

posted Dec 27, 2009, 1:45 PM by Quentin Ballard Tremeer   [ updated Dec 29, 2009, 10:45 PM ]

The perfect balance between track day race car and everyday usability. It may not look much different from the previous, but our trusty Porsche engineers were VERY deliberate in each and every little subtle cosmetic change they made.

Lower front spoiler and re-designed rear wing double the down force of the previous model.

Racing style centre locking hubs look great and help with pit stops on race days.

3.8litre from the previous 3.6 increases power from 305kW to 320kW with torque from 405Nm to 430Nm.

6 speed manual transmission. 

0-100km/h in 4.1seconds. (Beaten by only a handful - Ferrari 599, Lamborghini Murcielago, 911 Turbo and GT2 to name a few).

0-200km/h in 12.3.  Top speed of 312km/h. Not huge leaps forward on the old car but Porsche's intention was more about sure footedness than speed.

You only have to watch a pro in the new face-lifted GT3 RS going round the track to fall in love.

All I want for Christmas is to get my local Porsche dealership to let me take one of theirs around my local track...... Oh and maybe a crash helmet to match.

Kids don’t try this at home.

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