After the latest Geneva Auto Show has been concluded, bringing some exciting news, we came away impressed about the new 911 GT3 that will wear the “RS” moniker. The reason why this car is so exciting, is because it could be the last ever version of Porsche’s iconic 911 series.
Those magnificent cars were the stars of movies, representing the favorite auto choice of many superstars since 1963, when the 911 started its more than 50 years long reign. That could come to an end with the new 911 RS, but if Porsche pulls off most of what they promised, we could end up with the best, most tech-savvy car of the series. It likely won’t be as charismatic as the original Carrera were, but that would be an unfair comparison anyway.
Under the Hood
The new RS will come with the soul of a racing car, equipped with an engine that although will be similar to what some of the other, roughly 20 different 911 models can offer, will still come with its own special characteristics and specifications. For starters, the new six-cylinder engine will be larger, and unlike with most 911 models, it will be a 4.0-liter version, instead of the standard 3.8.
The safety features will include a 4-wheel ABS, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, daytime running lights, headlamps that will come with an auto delay and dusk sensing function, two headrests in the front, passenger airbag, breaking assist in emergencies, child seat anchors, a very sophisticated anti-theft system, and many more exciting additions, including but not limited to the incredible stability and traction control features. It’s safe to say that the new version will include all important safety features.
If we can believe the rumors, the new RS could reach 100 km/h in about 3.3 seconds, and 200 km/h in 10.9. No matter how you slice it, those are remarkable numbers. For that kind of power, we have to pay the price in fuel, which, according to an official source; will be around 12.7 l/100 km.
The car will arrive to the dealerships in July, and the base price will be around $177.000. If you’ll want to buy every specification, however, that price will go well over $200.000.
The new 911 GT3 RS will be an extremely impressive, powerful and tech-savvy car, and truly worthy closings act for one of the best and most iconic automobile series’ of all-time. There will be a healthy competition throughout the year, but the new 911 definitely has what it takes to go out with a bang.