Key To The Autobahn: Is There A GT3 RS 4.0 On The Way?

Jack Baruth
by Jack Baruth
key to the autobahn is there a gt3 rs 4 0 on the way

Life as a Porsche owner/supporter is remarkably like being an Eric Clapton fan. You are continually assaulted with a veritable fusillade of utter and complete garbage created for no possible reason other than to squeeze every last red cent out of a thoroughly impressionable audience— Money and Cigarettes, the Cayenne, Clapton, the Panamera, Crossroads Festival 2010, the upcoming Cajun, the list goes on. Just at the moment when you’re ready to pack it in and find another object for your affection, however, you happen to put on the ’66 Bluesbreakers record or take a drive in the current GT3 or GT3 RS, which are likely to go down in history as the last great Porsches.

Last but one, anyway.

The impeccably neat and always rep-tied Colum Wood reports that Porsche may be readying a four-liter variant of the GT3 RS. There’s no reason not to: the four-liter’s already been proven in racing applications. Such an engine could knock on the 500-horsepower limit and rev up to 8200rpm. Placed in the engine room of the already capable GT3 RS, it could be enough to make us all forget about whatever fresh abomination Porsche is currently hatching in its so-called “design studio”. One thing’s for certain: such a 911 would certainly have a rock n’ roll heart.

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  • Cole Cole on Mar 10, 2011


  • F_Porsche F_Porsche on Mar 10, 2011

    "...which are likely to go down in history as the last great Porsches." How often have we heard that before?

    • Dushenski Dushenski on Mar 10, 2011

      It's been said before but it has rarely proven true. At this point in Porsche's history, with their coffers full, there's no reason why the next generation won't be lighter, more powerful, and faster. The 991 will make the 996 and 997 look like The Lost Years.

  • Willman Willman on Mar 11, 2011

    @beater, @me: mulling this further, though I hate the 4-minute-solo as much as the next Johnny Marr, it is SO much different from singer-songwriter/rhythm/joe-power-chord, that playing competent, non-noodler, non-wanker, non-pentatonic-minor-enslaved 'lead' guitar, should be classified as an Entirely Different Instrument, that's 9x more difficult than that^, as defined by the ISO and the AEC. not even transcribing and playing back someone else's work is as hard; Cliffs of Dover or otherwise. (no matter how badly you screw up Eric Johnson's 3s and 5s). ex: one guy I don't even LIKE; from Living Colour used to transcribe freaking John Coltrane and Charlie Parker solos and play bits of them back in his songs, for chrissakes. JOHN ****ING COLTRANE -!!!

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    • Willman Willman on Mar 11, 2011

      @Ronnie Schrieber: Interesting stuff. -Hundreds- of stock phrases? -Terrifying. I agree on simplicity too; I'd rather hear Jack White than some wanker dude. Even Adam Jones is evidence that simple but well-executed can be powerful. That being said, and not being a shred-head: Unofficial World-Record Rimsky-Korsakov Face Meltage:

  • Olddavid Olddavid on Mar 13, 2011

    I am glad to hear there are others who believe EC is over-rated. The first album I ever bought was Disraeli Gears (I still have that one), so I bought into the Clapton is God hype. Cracks started to show with the Blind Faith debacle followed by his backing of Duane Allman on Derek. I thought that might inspire him to re-assess his blues roots, but I was smacked in the face by 461 and its post junkie drivel. His coffin was nailed shut for me in 1974 at Winterland when Carlos Santana blew him off the stage. Had Clapton not brought Carlos out to trade licks for an extended jam, the audience would've delayed the show. A legend in his own mind.