2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 launched

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With the 911 GT3 RS 4.0, one of the most popular, coveted and successful racing pedigree production cars, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart’s is entering the home straight. Limited to 600 vehicles, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 brings together in a road car all the attributes that have made the Porsche 911 GT3 a serial winner on the race track. The new model purveys thoroughbred motor sport technology to its innermost core. The flat engine’s crankshaft has been lifted unchanged from the 911 GT3 RSR racing car’s six cylinder engine and the forged pistons’ connecting rods are fashioned from titanium. The four-litre displacement sports engine, the biggest 911 model line engine ever. It achieves its maximum power of 500 hp at 8,250 revs per minute. The engine delivers its maximum torque of 339 lb-ft at 5,750 rpm.

The 911 GT3 RS 4.0 offers truly impressive performance. The most eloquent figure: 7:27 minutes for a lap round the famous Nürburgring-Nordschleife. The 911 GT3 4.0, available exclusively with a six-speed sports transmission, sprints to 60 mph from a standing start in 3.7 seconds.

The 911 GT3 RS 4.0’s outstanding driving dynamics are the fruit of meticulously coordinated details. In addition to using the suspension components typically encountered in motor racing, weight reduction is also of supreme importance. Equipped as standard with light weight components such as bucket seats, bonnet and front wings made of carbon fibre, plastic rear windows and weight-optimised carpets, the two-seater’s ready-for-road weight is a mere 2992 lbs.

The limited edition 911 is painted white as standard and emphasises its proximity to motor racing by its dynamic appearance. Trademark characteristics are the wide track, the low vehicle position, the large rear wing with adapted side plates, the typical central twin tailpipe and the aerodynamically optimised body. The lateral front air deflection vanes, so-called flics, making their first appearance on a production Porsche, testify to the aerodynamic precision engineering. They create increased down force on the front axle and together with the steeply inclined rear wing bring the vehicle into aerodynamic equilibrium.

Posted: April 29th, 2011
at 4:09pm by The Editor

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