Geneva 2015: 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Revealed
It’s 2 a.m., and the wait is gone now that the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been revealed ahead of its 2015 Geneva Auto Show official debut.
The track-ready 911 derives its power from a 4-liter flat-six throwing down 493 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque to the back through a seven-speed dual-clutch auto. Zero to 62 occurs in just 3.3 seconds, with speed topping out at 198 mph.
The body boasts a magnesium roof and carbon trunklid and engine cover for weight reduction, and is said to be wider than the standard GT3 so that it can accommodate its 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels. Aggressive aero and a lower center of gravity from the aforementioned lightening keep the GT3 RS planted on the track.
Finally, for those who salivate over ‘Ring times, the 911 GT3 RS reportedly made its mark at 7:20, 20 seconds faster than the Cayman GT4.
Price of admission begins at $175,900 plus $995 destination, and Porsche is taking orders now with deliveries to begin in July.
Chan on Mar 03, 2015
Arrrrrghghghgh more Nurburgring time attack comparisons. Come on, weather + driver differences account for tens of seconds of difference. I get that it's an amazing test track, but using it to actually race or even benchmark a car is a little nutty. Not in my bucket list, but I wouldn't mind a GT3 in Carrara White, please.
Latest Car Reviews
2021 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Premium Convertible Reader Rental Review – California, Not Quite Dreamin'
Latest Product ReviewsRead more
- Flowerplough Liability - Autonomous vehicles must be programmed to make life-ending decisions, and who wants to risk that? Hit the moose or dive into the steep grassy ditch? Ram the sudden pile up that is occurring mere feet in front of the bumper or scan the oncoming lane and swing left? Ram the rogue machine that suddenly swung into my lane, head on, or hop up onto the sidewalk and maybe bump a pedestrian? With no driver involved, Ford/Volkswagen or GM or whomever will bear full responsibility and, in America, be ambulance-chaser sued into bankruptcy and extinction in well under a decade. Or maybe the yuge corporations will get special, good-faith, immunity laws, nation-wide? Yeah, that's the ticket.
- FreedMike It's not that consumers wouldn't want this tech in theory - I think they would. The idea of a self-driving vehicle has commercial appeal. But at this point, consumers aren't willing to pay to put their lives in the hands of tech that's clearly not ready for prime time.
- TitaniumZ Of course they are starting to "sour" on the idea. That's what happens when cars start to drive better than people. Humanpilots mostly suck and make bad decisions.
- Inside Looking Out Why not buy Bronco and call it Defender? Who will notice?
- Sobro My 2012 Yukon had only the passenger side ignitor recalled. Makes me wonder what penny pinching GM did for the driver's airbag.