Geneva 2015: 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Revealed

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
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.

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  • Chan 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.

  • RHD RHD on Mar 04, 2015

    Wouldn't it be cool to have an American equivalent of the Nurburgring? It could shore up the economy in some backwater Midwest town and create a new tourist destination. Maybe, if I were to win the Powerball...

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