2010 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 , 08:08:45 byDan

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2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Porsche developed the new 911 GT3 R and is sending it to the starting line. Delivering even more engine power, offering lower weight and featuring shorter transmission ratios, the new 911 GT3 RS sets the foundation for homologating the racing version of the 911 GT3 and therefore offers everything it takes for ongoing success on the race track, continuing the series of absolutely uncompromising, sporting 911s homologated for the road. Under the hood it hides a 3.8-liter engine capable of delivering more power and revving up even faster and more dynamically. The engine featured in the 911 GT3 RS delivers 15 BHP more than its counterpart in the 911 GT that is maximum output of 450 horsepower from the naturally-aspirated power unit. Unlike many other high-performance engines, the power unit in the new 911 GT3 RS remains fully suitable for everyday use. All the output is being sent to the wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission optimized for short gearshift travel, low weight and high efficiency. Racing qualities are also why Porsche is introducing another new option in 2010, a lithium-ion battery delivered with the car and, replacing the conventional lead battery, reducing weight by more than 10 kg. There is also a connection between the new 911 GT3 RS and motorsport and it is shown through the dynamic looks of the car borne out in particular by its low ride height, new extra-large carbon- fiber rear wing with specifically designed wing support made of aluminum, as well as special front and rear parts exclusive to this model. The sale of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS will start in Germany in January 2010 and the starting price was established to EUR122.400. The US customers will receive it in the spring of 2010 and for a basic price of $132.800.