2014 Porsche 911 GT3 RS with PDK gearbox review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 20 March 2013 , 06:03:27 byVeronica

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS with PDK gearbox

This year at the Geneva Motor Show we had the opportunity to meet for the first time a lot of new models and one of them is the new 991 generation Porsche 911 GT3. Now, the carmaker confirmed the fact that it is now working on a more hardcore GT3 RS variant for its fans and customers. Andreas Preuninger declared that the new RS is launched usually three quarters of the year after the GT3 and the 911-generation GT3 RS will be no exception what so ever.

According to Porsche, the new 911 GT3 RS comes after the new 911 Turbo which will be revealed in a few months and after the new 918 Spyder supercar which is scheduled to be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show before the end of this year. The Porsche GT3 RS will be revealed for the first time at the beginning of next year. The man also declared that the new model will use the dual-clutch PDK transmission from the latest GT3 and not the more traditional manual unit. Even so, the gearbox might receive some tuning for quicker shifts. So that you know, the RS will also feature electric steering which according to some it is as good as the one on the GT3 RS 4.0.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 offers increased usability as a daily driver in comparison to the previous model. The RS version on the other hand will have enough room to become more extreme than before. It will come with a bigger wing than the one on the 997-generation model. At the front, the engineers might offer more aerodynamic elements as well. To reduce the weight, the engineers have offered aluminum doors and also a titanium exhaust system and others. The model receives power from a 3.8-liter flat-six engine capable of generating around 493 BHP just like the 4.0-liter that powers the GT3 RS. The price for the model was established at over GBP120.000 in case you were wondering.
Source: carscoop.blogspot