Porsche’s next generation 911 GT3 RS will be revealed next month, supposedly bringing with it less power than the outgoing model.
Like its predecessors, the new GT3 RS will become the range-topping 911 model with a track focus. It is also said to take inspiration from the 911 RSR and 911 GT3 R GT racing cars.
If the large wing is anything to go by, you would think the GT3 RS was a race car itself. Also suggestive of its track orientation are the bulging wheel arches and enlarged bonnet air intakes.
However, Porsche has hinted that the new model will feature no much the same amount of power and torque as the GT3 which makes 374kW and 471Nm.
Porsche may just be keeping the exact figure close to its chest for the time being.
It retains the high-revving responsive 4.0-litre six-cylinder atmo boxer engine found in the GT3 which Porsche says provides the optimal amount of power for use at track days and club sport events.
Director of Porsche’s GT model line, Andreas Preuninger, mentioned that the primary focus for the car is on aerodynamics and its chassis, perhaps explaining why we shouldn’t expect a significant bump in power.
Like the 991 model before it, the new 992 is track focused, meaning it will likely only be offered with a PDK transmission for the shortest shift time possible.
Pricing is unclear at present, but it will not be as expensive as the 911 Sport Classic.
An official reveal of the new GT3 RS will take place at 3AM NZST on August 18.