The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS unveiled | New Release - Car News Mar 2015

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09:54 Wednesday 04 Mar 2015

Porsche have revealed their latest incredible blend between track performance and road legality.

The German giant has made improvements to the engine and aerodynamics, as well as stripping some weight in order to produce a car even bigger and better than the 911 GT3. It crams in as much race performance as humanly possible while still remaining legal for the average road user.

The 911 GT3 RS has lapped the Nurburgring in just 7 minutes 20 seconds which beats the historic record of the Carrera GT at 7 minutes 29 seconds. It is powered by a 4.0 litre six-cylinder engine which provides 500 bhp and acceleration of 0-62mph in just 3.3 seconds. Porsche say combined fuel efficiency is 22.2 mpg.

The RS model is around 10kg lighter than its predecessor with a roof panel made from magnesium and with carbon fibre used to build the boot and bonnet lids. Rear axle steering is teamed with the widest tyres ever seen on a 911 to produce enhanced steering and agility.

The 911 GT3 RS is available to order now in the UK priced from £131,296. First models will arrive in showrooms during May.


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