close-ratio manual RWD
@ 8,250 rpm
/ 2,998 lbs
Limited to just 600 examples worldwide, the Porsche 911 GT3
RS 4.0 is an exclusive road car which is ideally suited for
hardcore track use.
The flat-six engine's crankshaft has been taken directly and
without modification from the 911 GT3 RSR racing car's engine,
while the connecting rods for the forged pistons are fashioned
from titanium. The 4.0 litre displacement engine is the biggest
911 model line engine ever, and it is also the most powerful
naturally aspirated engine with 125 hp/litre (92 kW). It produces
its maximum output of 500 horsepower (368 kW) at 8,250 rpm.
At 5,750 rpm the maximum torque is achieved with 340 lb-ft (460Nm).
The performance figures for the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 are also impressive.
Available solely equipped with a six-speed sports transmission,
the car dispatches the 0-62 mph (100km/h) sprint in just 3.9
seconds, and less than 8 seconds later it passes 124 mph.
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0's suspension setup is also derived
from Porsche's racing models, as are the lightweight components
featured throughout the car. Fitted as standard with lightweight
components such as carbon fiber bucket seats, hood and front
wings, plastic rear windows and weight-optimised carpets, the
GT3 RS 4.0's ready-for-road weight is just 1,360 kilograms (2,998
lbs) with a full tank of fuel.
The 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is painted white as standard, and given a
some fairly discreet and tasteful decals in grey and red to
highlight the car's performance and limited edition spec.
Other telltale clues as to the cars pedigree include the a wider
track, lower ride-height, a large rear wing with redesigned
side plates, and lateral front air deflection vanes, so-called
flics, making their first appearance on a production Porsche.
These create increased downforce over the front axle, and together
with the rear wing, at top speed, aerodynamic forces evenly
exert an additional 190 kg (419 lbs) pushing the 911 GT3 RS
4.0 onto the road.
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