Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Extreme version 911 for circuits
The 911 GT3 RS is traditionally the highest level of development of the suction motor 911, with certificate. This model -from now the fifth-generation debuts not only offers drivers a technique for circuit racing at the highest level, but also a sport for everyday use.
This supercar is designed not only to roll on the street, if that is not one of those cars that we can see within a circuit.
The 911 GT3 is powered by a four-liter, six-cylinder, 500 hp (368 kW) and an automatic gearbox Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) specially adapted for gear changes with no loss of traction. Result: The two-seater catapult the driver from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and 7.6 seconds after another the tachometer needle passes the mark of 200 km/h. Thus overtaking maneuvers are carried out in a sigh acceleration 80 km/h to 120 km/h takes two seconds flat. The new model has a top speed of 310 km/h with an NEDC consumption of 12.7 liters per 100 km.
The sprint is an impressive combination of high performance and low weight. The new 911 GT3 RS offers a weight/power ratio of 2.8 kg/hp clearly improving the magical limit of 3.0 kg/hp. To do this, Porsche has consistently developed intelligent lightweight construction, one of the key issues of the current generation 911.
For the first time, has built the roof of a 911 GT3 RS with magnesium, ‘Mamma mia – weighing one kilo less than the aluminum roof of the current 911 GT3 and, thanks to its construction, is even somewhat lighter than the version of carbon fibers (CFRP). The weight saving positively affects the low center of gravity and thereby the lateral dynamics of the vehicle. The bonnet, front wings, boot lid and rear wings are carbon fiber (CFRP). The side windows and rear window are made of lightweight polycarbonate and replace the usual glass panes.
The shape of the 911 GT3 RS is consistently adapts to the function and its priority is to: aerodynamic grip. The low front wing generates a pressure of 110 kg on the front axle at a speed of 300 km/h, while the large rear spoiler enhances the pressure on the rear axle by more than 220 kg. In order to have enough room for wide chassis and individually designed UHP (Ultra High Performance) tires, new high-performance sports body adopts the 911 Turbo. This means that the 911 GT3 RS is 50 mm wider on which a 911 Carrera wider and even 72 mm in the area of the front axle drive shaft. The side air inlets typical of the 911 Turbo, which are located directly in the air flow also contribute to improve performance by supplying high-performance motor with hot air and simplifying the work of admission by the effect “Ram Air”.
The interior and equipment are adapted to the unique driving dynamics of the 911 GT3 RS. The driver and front passenger have two bucket seats in carbon fiber visible carbon originally came from the 918 Spyder model. The new button “Pit Speed”, located in the center console, ensures compliance with the prescribed speed limit in the pit straight when driving on the track. Another detail is the series “Clubsport” package with roll cage behind the front seats and a seat belt six points for the driver.
High spontaneous performance: 500 hp engine with automatic gearbox double clutch
This results in spontaneous behavior response and a linear power development schemes to higher revolutions. The combination of the engine with seven-speed PDK, which shifts gears very quickly and without loss of traction, resulting in extremely fast propulsion system optimal for athletic use. PDK is also a special design characteristics of which are based directly on the sequential manual gearboxes used in motorsport. Thanks to this, the driver enjoys advantages and additional dynamic performance as well as increased driving pleasure.
The 911 GT3 RS has been prepared to the last detail to tour circuits; one of these details is, for example, “Speed Pit” button. This function, derived from professional racing competition, used to enable fast and simple automatic speed limit by pressing a button. The driver sets an arbitrary time limit through the steering lever and can enable, for example, in a pit lane speed limit through the button “Pit Speed”. Thanks to this, the driver can keep the rate unchanged, regulated by the throttle, exceed the maximum limit set.
The suction motor 911 most powerful direct injection and with the largest displacement
The engine of the 911 GT3 RS is the vacuum motor direct injection with the largest capacity and the maximum power that Porsche has developed the six-cylinder boxer engine for road use. The increase in engine size 4 mm increases the workload of 3.8 liters to 4.0 liters, improves performance by 25 hp (18 kW) to 500 hp (368 kW) at 8,250 rpm and torque 20 Nm A total of 460 Nm at 6250 rpm. The unit power per liter 125 hp/l. The new crankshaft design allows achieve high speed range of 8,800 rpm despite the increased load. The crankshaft made of doped high purity steel and revised several times, it is also equipped with the LMP1 racing cars, and Hybrid model 919 used in Formula 1.
The 911 GT3 RS receives the combustion air through a new system of completely independent aspiration. Aspiration not occur, as in the other 911 through the holes in the trunk lid, but through the openings of the side intake body 911 Turbo. In the 911 GT3 RS, these openings -utilizadas in the 911 Turbo admisión- air cooling and air ducts leading intake air into the engine air filter perfected. The new filter element is an original construction in motorsport with a low resistance to draw. The advantage of this intake system is the combination of low resistance to aspiration flow and increasing engine performance and the effect of additional dynamic pressure (ram air) at high speeds. And this advantage is audible to the driver: the suction side generates a special sound within the 911 GT3 RS.
With the base engine, the propeller mechanism RS takes all typical characteristics of the mechanisms of high performance propellers used in motorsport. Some of these features are a dry sump lubrication with individual oil tank, titanium connecting rods, control valves lighter, thanks to the use of outriggers, and sport exhaust system with low backpressure. Just as in the previous model, the exhaust pipes are manufactured with titanium to save weight. The new RS model adopts the dynamic engine 911 GT3 that adhere more tightly to the engine body cornering avoiding thus the mass of the engine influences the driving behavior of the car.
Another option to reduce weight is additionally the starter battery with lithium-ion technology that Porsche already offered for the earlier model as the first automaker. The improved electrical energy accumulator 40 Ah weighs approximately 12 kilos less than the standard battery with 70 Ah. The lithium-ion battery delivered with the car and can be mounted alternately. The supply of both types of battery ensures car use throughout the year, because, even if the battery light construction offers high everyday utility, due to its specific characteristics, its starting capacity is limited at higher outside temperatures to 10 degrees below zero.
Wheels and tires for a strong performance on the track
Unlike the previous model, the 911 GT3 RS has an independent steering rear axles, Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus system with variable rear differential lock, a longer wheelbase (+100 mm) and a braking system large. Additionally, new wheel carriers located in the front and rear axles, and wheel bearings and bushings improve the modified driving characteristics.
Large forged alloy wheels with central locking provide you 911 GT3 RS excellent grip to the ground. Just as in the cars, different sizes of wheels to suit the specific requirements of the axes: the 20-inch wheels on the front axle promote agility and steering and wheels 21 Rear inches traction. Type tires Pilot Sport Club 2, specially designed by Michelin, are correspondingly large: 265/35 ZR 20 front and 325/30 ZR 21 rear. The 911 GT3 RS fits wider tires all series 911 models.
Increased tread width particularly high speeds on curves
In order to increase the stability of rolling, compared with the 911 GT3, it has increased the track width of the front and rear axles. The performance advantages are much more agile and speeds at much higher cornering direction. The front support brackets and supports the rear side cushions body have joints that provide even greater than that of the usual supports elastocinemáticos accuracy. As for all the 911 GT is not only possible to set the track width of the new 911 GT3 RS to the individual requirements of the circuit, but also stabilizers, spring systems and height of the car.
The chassis of the new 911 GT3 RS is completed, as in the previous model, with low weight Helper springs on the rear axle, the Porsche Stability Management system (PSM) detachable in two stages and specially adapted and with the system Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM).
Independent steering rear axles: agile cornering and stable during lane changes
Agility, stability, driving safety and, above all, similar to a fireball 911 GT3 RS are mainly based on independent management direction in rear axles. The steering angle can be varied depending on the speed, in up to 1.5 degrees in both directions through electromechanical actuators. At speeds below 50 km/h the front and rear wheels turn in opposite directions through which the sports provides a more dynamic leadership and is even more agile cornering. At speeds from 80 km/h, the front and rear wheels turn in the same direction increasing stability in lane changes and driving maneuvers at high speeds. Another detail that equips the 911 GT3 RS to improve the driving characteristics is the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus system with variable locking rear differential and selective braking interventions at the rear wheels.
The standard brake system is especially efficient and has been adopted, largely braking system of the 911 GT3. The brake system consists of fixed aluminum calipers Monobloc design with six-piston front and four behind. These brake discs comprise composite material with a diameter of 380 mm whose center pieces are aluminum. Optionally, the system also offers ceramic brakes Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB), with large disc brakes (diameter front/rear: 410 mm/390 mm) and a compound of improved materials, especially the friction layer offers brake performance and greater wear resistance.
Intelligent lightweight construction: less weight, more dynamic grip
Another striking detail is a groove 30 cm wide and between 5 and 10 mm deep extending along the center of the carbon fiber hood roof and magnesium. This groove marks the tailgate of the classic models with air-cooled 911 engine and now characterizes the two largest pieces of lightweight 911 GT3 RS.
Thus clearly they define the typical racing cars featuring body of the 911 GT3 RS features: first, less weight and more aerodynamic grip second. The hood of carbon fibers weighs about one quarter less than the usual aluminum hood. The roof weight magnesium is approximately 30% lower than the aluminum roof. Especially light roof lowers the center of gravity of the sport thus contributing to an excellent lateral dynamics. To this are added other pieces of lightweight construction made of alternative materials. Although the body is wider than the 911 Turbo and tire combination is larger, the 911 GT3 RS has a curb weight of 1,420 kilos, about 10 kilos less than the model 911 GT3.
Generation change: total grip force increases more than doubled
The ingenious aerodynamic concept increases the total grip force of the new model more than doubled, compared with the clamping force provided by the previous model 997 GT3 RS. The downforce generated between the floor of the car and the road in the area of the front axle is produced largely by the interplay of the front wing and the unique ventilation of the wheel arches. The openings extend, and genuine racing cars with large cross sections, until the upper fin area of CFRP. Sheets have openings called “Louvers” serving as cover and conduct air selectively. This solution increases the aerodynamic front grip by approximately 30%.
The high position, size, shape and angle of the rear spoiler significantly improve aerodynamic pressure on the rear axle, compared with the 911 GT3. The spoiler is bolted and can be individually adjusted in three different positions for driving on the circuit. Also the trunk lid RS design contributes to improve aerodynamics with integrated air deflector and the central air outlet opening. The tailgate incorporates a large panel, made of plastic reinforced with carbon fiber (CFRP) black, including side vents to cool the engine, a third brake light and an anagram “PORSCHE” printed. In the lower area of the trunk lid and sides of the back coating further apertures that contribute to ventilate the engine compartment they are located. This back coating is manufactured according to a new concept of polyurethane materials containing hollow glass balls and carbon fibers as a reinforcing filler material. Thanks to this, the weight is reduced by approximately 30%. In addition, the new 911 GT3 RS has single side sills RS black design that, compared with the 911 Turbo, are 20 mm wider on each side.
Standard equipment also includes details such as the “Clubsport” package with a bolted roll cage behind the front seats, a preparation for battery switch, a safety belt six points (driver) and a fire extinguisher with support .
The basis of sports bucket seats and light comes from the 918 Spyder model. The supporting structure is made of carbon fibers and upholstery is black leather with Alcantara center band or microfiber. The seats are adjustable longitudinally mechanically and electrically height and side airbags offer the latest generation. Porsche offered as optional sports seats without equipment height adjustment, but with folding backrest forward.
The GT3 RS sports steering wheel with a diameter of 360 mm are also adopts model 918 Spyder and can be manually adjusted in height and length. Switching cams to select gears of PDK offer short runs of change and behavior change very precise way. The interior is completed with door linings RS design with open loops of woven tape.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS offers standard equipped with the CDR audio system includes a seven-inch touch screen, a power of 2 x 25 watts and four speakers. As an option to bypass the audio system to save weight by replacing a storage compartment bipartite. Alternatively different audio options and the “Porsche Communication Management” (PCM) system can be selected.
“Sport Chrono Pack” with Porsche Track Precision App
With the optional “Sport Chrono Pack”, Porsche offers drivers of the 911 GT3 RS more likely to measure and optimize their personal lap times. The basic equipment of the new package is offering an analog stopwatch on the dashboard, and a digital timer located on the dashboard. In combination with the optional PCM system further it includes an indicator of performance. One of the completely new details of this package is the Porsche Track Precision App for Smartphones and preinstallation for the trigger back (Laptrigger) available through Porsche Tequipment. Through the “Track Precision Porsche App” application timing can be further lap times automatically by GPS, and registered and managed in the Smartphone different driving data (eg speed, engine speed, steering angle , lateral acceleration and braking and acceleration behavior) in addition to share and compare with other drivers. The application (app) used for this highly accurate system data directly from the vehicle through an independent control unit. Graphical analysis of driving data and video analysis help drivers to analyze and further improve their driving performance.
There is also the possibility of more accurate measurements of the lap by lap trigger (Laptrigger) available through Porsche Tequipment. This option includes a stationary transmitter, located in the margin of the road, when the car records the passage sends to the receiver located in the car, a boost to time.
Shall I buy it?
Try it, but discover that all units were sold in the first 48 hours.
The profile of buyers respond well to collectors who already have in your garage many models of the mark or clients who see this acquisition a smart buy, as exclusive and very fast car, which also has potential for appreciation.
The previous 997 GT3 RS 4.0 was limited to 500 units, and already trading above what it cost new :-O
The 911 GT3 RS is not a limited edition, but remains to be seen how long it remains in production. Customers are mad for this type of car, just look what happened to the Cayman GT4, and that the 13 units to Spain and Portugal are already sold. And with this type of car, passed as the concerts of the Rolling or U2, or are in the early or you lose them.
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