Porsche has globally unveiled and launched its second-generation 911 GT3 RS in India, priced at Rs 2.75 crore (ex-showroom, India).
The track-ready model gets a raft of performance tweaks to make it even faster than the GT3. The most prominent is the 520hp, 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat-six engine. Power is up by 20hp compared to the standard GT3 thanks to new intake and exhaust systems, along with changes to Porsche’s DME (Digital Motor Electronics) engine management. Claimed 0-100 time is 0.1sec faster (at 3.2sec) and top speed is marginally more too at 312kph. The motor is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission as standard.
The chassis modifications are similar to those seen on the GT2 RS and include an extensively reprogrammed rear-wheel steering system. The GT3 RS comes equipped with carbon fibre front wings and bonnet (with new NACA ducts to help brake cooling) and a magnesium roof. Speccing the optional Weissach Pack adds a carbon fibre roof and magnesium wheels. Buyers who specify the full pack will be able to shave 29kg of the 1460kg model.
A Clubsport pack is also on offer that adds a roll-over bar, manual fire extinguisher, preparation for a battery-disconnect switch and six-point safety-harness at no extra cost. The standard 20-inch alloy wheels are shod in 265/35 rubber at the front and 325/30 tyres at the rear.
The interiors now get carbon fibre-backed racing seats, lightweight door panels with storage nets and nylon opening loops. Other weight-saving measures include a reduction in sound absorption material and a lightweight engine lid for the rear-engine model.
In India, the 911 GT3 RS is priced about Rs 44 lakh more than the standard 911 GT3, which rivals the likes of the Mercedes-AMG GT R.
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