Porsche 911 GT3 RS 992: $500,000 price tag for the most road-focused sports car in Stuttgart

Porsche is pushing its track-focused car to the next level, with 386 kW, active aerodynamics and a hefty entry cost.

Porsche has revealed its toughest, race-focused 911 offering: the new generation 992 GT3 RS.

Despite the outrageous aerodynamic features and technologies generated by racing, the new GT3 RS remains a road-legal and recordable car.

Porsche has added a large drag reducing spoiler to the rear of the car that not only provides useful downforce – up to 860 kgf at 285 km/h – but also reduces overall drag and helps streamline the car against wind resistance.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS is faster and has much more downforce

The rear spoiler actually consists of two parts that can be electronically adjusted depending on the driver’s input, along with an air brake function that deploys when braking from very high speeds.

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is scheduled to arrive in Australia in 2023 with deliveries beginning in the second quarter. The GT3 RS will cost buyers $500,200 before road costs.

Facts about the GT3 RS engine and suspension

2022 Porsche 911 GT3 RS from top to bottom in front
911 GT3 RS spins around the circuit

The engine in the 2022 911 GT3 RS is a 4.0-liter flat-six, naturally aspirated, with total power now constant. 386 kW. This engine is the same as that of the “regular” GT3, however it has been improved upon according to Porsche.

The camshafts and camshafts are completely new in the RS, with the single throttle mechanism and valve actuator derived directly from the racing cars.

Porsche added air intakes under the new RS to help cool the PDK transmission, which can potentially get very hot during track days.

Inside the GT3 RS it’s focused on the track but it’s not ridiculous

In terms of suspension upgrades, the RS features three different modes: Normal, Sport and Track.

With track mode, the suspension can be adjusted electronically. Areas such as rebound and compression damping for the front and rear axle can be adjusted independently of each other in several stages.

The rear differential can also be adjusted via steering wheel controls via rotors. The steering wheel drag reduction controls are also located, in a very sporty setup.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 2022
Fresh cool dials are located on either side of each side of the central tachometer

Energy saving and lightweight construction

To pull the GT3 RS out from very high speeds, Porsche installed larger 408mm discs (up from the 380mm in the last generation cars) to the front axle, with the 380mm discs staying behind.

Owners have the option to add carbon ceramic brakes to their new GT3 RS. These are slightly larger 410mm discs at the front and 390mm discs in the rear.

The road-legal sport tires cover center-lock forged alloy wheels, measuring 275/35/20 up front and size 335/30/21 wide in the rear.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 2022 transmission
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a PDK only

Porsche has made extensive use of the lightweight materials and has applied Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP), or carbon fiber for short, to the doors, front wings, roof and front lid, while the material inside has also been used in standard bucket seats.

Additional Packages for the Porsche 911 GT3 RS

The Clubsport and Weissach packages will be available as options for Porsche’s new flagship RS.

The Clubsport package is available at no additional cost and includes a coiled steel bar, a hand-held fire extinguisher, and six-point driver belts.

2022 Porsche 911 GT3 RS rear spoiler
The rear wing is electronically adjustable and can produce up to 860 kg of downforce

For an additional cost, the Weissach package will include several other features including the front hood, roof, rear spoiler parts, brushed carbon-fiber exterior mirrors, a carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic case (save six kilos of steel) and a special PDK. oars;

Finally, a set of lightweight magnesium wheels is available at an optional cost, saving an additional eight kilos.

How does the new GT3 RS compare to the latest GT3 RS?

The current and standard Porsche 911 GT3 is very different in comparison

The last GT3 RS was the 991.2 version, which was launched in 2018 and sold here in Australia. Like the new 992 GT3 RS, the 991.2 version also used a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-panel engine. Only 3 kW less From the new 922 GT3 RS.

Unless the 991.2 variant is the electronically adjustable rear spoiler, miss the dual driver displays that the new RS has.

The downforce of the 991.2 RS variant was 144 kg at 200 km / h, while the new GT3 could manage 409 kg at 200 km / h.

How about the price? The outgoing 991.2 GT3 RS cost $416,000 before road costs in 2019. Now, the new 911 GT3 RS will cost an additional $84,000. That’s the price for an all-new Ford Ranger Raptor.

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