The last of the Porsche 997 high performance series is here, the 2011 Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 and only 600 units will be produced of the 911 GT3 RS. The latest entrant from the 997 series brings together all the attributes that have made the Porsche 911 GT3 a born winner on the race track and makes it available in a limited edition street legal car.
Under the hood is the biggest 911 model line engine ever and is also the most powerful naturally aspirated engine with 125hp/liter capable of producing maximum power of 500hp at 8,250 revs per minute and delivers its maximum torque of 460 Newton metres at 5,750rpm. The RSR derived engine features forged pistons, titanium connecting rods and a crankshaft from the same RSR racing machine.
Equipped as standard with light weight components such as bucket seats, bonnet and front wings made of carbon fiber, plastic rear windows and weight-optimized carpets, the 911 GT3 RS’ ready-for-road weight is a mere 1,360 kilograms with a full tank of fuel. At 2.72kg/hp, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0’s power-to-weight ratio thereby dips below the magical threshold of three kilograms per hp.
The 911 GT3 4.0, available exclusively with a six-speed sports transmission, sprints to 100 km/h from a standing start in a mere 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 193 mph (311 kph).
With the 911 GT3 RS 4.0, Porsche also uses new aerodynamics. The rear wing of the GT3 RS 4.0 is now larger and wider, and the car features front air deflection vanes (flics). Porsche says that at top speed, the new aerodynamic components of the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 are able to generate as much as 190 kg of downforce.
Wanna buy one ? Well the Porsche 911 GT3 RS4.0 has been priced at £128,466 in the UK. Start doing your math.