The 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
has come, and glory with it. The engine provides the first half of the GT3 RS show, that naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six now good for 520 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque. That’s 20 hp above the last GT3 RS and the current GT3, making this motor the most powerful naturally aspirated powerplant ever slipped inside a road-legal 911.The second half of the GT3 RS show is what it can do with that power. Acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour now happens in 3.0 seconds, one-tenth quicker than before, two-tenths quicker than the 2018 911 GT3. Shifting through a retuned, seven-speed PDK, racer types can reach 193 mph in top gear. Downforce goes up, thanks to a larger lip on the front spoiler, larger side skirts, and a reworked rear diffuser. Porsche
says at 124 mph, the GT3 RS achieves twice the downforce of the current GT3.
Recalibrated rear steering and Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus help dispatch corners, bucket seats with carbon-fiber-reinforced backrests hold drivers in place through those corners. New helper springs on the front and rear axles will keep the ride more planted, and NACA ducts in front, cribbed from the 911 GT2, keep the brakes cool. Porsche Motorsport maintained the expected weight-loss regime, with a magnesium roof, polyurethane front and rear fascias, carbon fiber trunk lid and fenders, titanium muffler and exhaust tips, lightweight glass, door pull loops on lightweight door panels, and less sound insulation throughout.