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One Thing We Know About the New Porsche 911 GT3 RS: It’s an Extreme Beast!

The new version of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS appears to be even more extreme.

As the 992 GT3 RS nears completion we’ve spied some photos that show a rather extreme wing.

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The new wing appears to use similar swan-neck mounts as the new GT3.

However, the wing on the GT3 RS sits even higher off the bodywork – and has two sections.

And the GT3 RS’s wing is active, something we know thanks to previous photos of the vehicle’s testing on the Nürburgring. Those photos showed that the wing adjusts its angle under braking.

Other extreme features on the Porsche GT3 RS revealed by the unofficial photos so far:

  • Air exits on the hood and big vents on the front fenders.
  • Cutaways on the front bumper and a similarly dramatic rear bumper with large air channels and a diffuser. 
  • Vertical fins on either side of the roof are located ahead of the rear glass.
  • There are intakes on the rear fenders feeding the engine.

According to Road and Track, there likely won’t be any big power increase over the 520 hp of the last GT3 RS. 

All of the additional speed will come from additional downforce from the new aero kit as well as the mechanical grip generated largely by the double-wishbone front suspension introduced on the new GT3, the publication noted.

“The car should be quite light, too, thanks to extensive use of carbon fiber and other composite materials. Like all Porsche RS models since the 991 GT3 RS, this one will be PDK only. Porsche’s reasoning is that an RS car is built for getting the fastest lap time, and that can only be achieved with a dual-clutch transmission,” according to Road & Track.

porsche 911 GTS tires

This new 911 will use the existing GT3’s naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine and that it will likely have a small performance uptick to the earlier car’s 503 horsepower. 

The drive will go to the rear axle.

We should get our first glimpse of the real thing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June. 

So far it’s been spotted at Germany’s Nürburgring in black. 

So far, the most striking features are those vertical wings on the rear bumper behind the rear wheels and on either side of the front wheels. 

porsche 911 GTS launch

This latest variant of the 911 is expected to be naturally aspirated with a seven-speed PDK paddle-shift transmission. There are even some rumors that it could end up with an increased capacity of 4.2 liters, though others in the media have cast doubt on that speculation.

We’ll just have to wait and find out!

Porsche has a long tradition of translating what it learns on the track into cars designed for the road. And the 2022 911 GT3 – the street-legal version of the GT3 RS – is a perfect example of this tradition. 

With its extensive lightweight materials, refined aerodynamics, and a motorsports-derived double-wishbone front axle layout, the new 911 GT3 aims to raise the bar once again in the already rarified world of Porsche. 

Kjell Gruner, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, Inc., has described 911 GT3 as having a “soul that’s born in the Motorsport.”

Porsche 911 GTS Back side

Whether you’re enjoying a favorite twisty lakeside road or taking to the track, the new 911 GT3 promises to be among the most exciting and rewarding cars you’ve ever driven. 

At the heart of the new model: A naturally aspirated 4.0-liter, six-cylinder boxer engine that revs to 9,000 rpm.

The GT3’s engine churns out up to 502 hp and 346 lb-ft of torque and offers you razor-sharp throttle response due in large part to its six independent throttle bodies. 

It’s everything you want and love in a Porsche!

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