The 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is another installment in the series that was intended to replace the original series from the 1970’s, although considering the way these get stronger and more track-oriented, it would seem they are getting a little out of track.
After several updates, Porsche company has reached a pinnacle of design and power, at least until the 2017 model rolls off the assembly line. This barely road-legal racer will feature the finest in style and technology. Let us take a look at what lies beneath its rear hood and all the surprises Porsche has in store.
2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Price
The price starts at $175,900 and that does not include extra equipment.
Exterior of Porsche 911 GT3
On the outside, the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS brings a lot of new and cool features, while retaining the original vibe as well as the signature overall appearance.
First of all, there is a new bumper with air intakes that are significantly larger than before, along with new LED strips and a redesigned splitter.
The turn signals also feature a new shape. As one might have guessed, the new headlights have been redesigned and the same could be said about the hood as well.
From the front, the car looks like it belongs on a racetrack rather than the street in front of your house, but this is the look they have been aiming at, so we should probably let it slide.
From the rear, there are some redesigned fenders coupled with some new intakes. The side skirts and wheels also sport some additional variants. As for the taillights, they seem to go in the same package with the headlights, so they have also been slightly modified.
Overall, the car is more aerodynamic and the extra down force will certainly improve the handling. Finally, the overall weight has also been reduced, thanks to a new carbon-fiber engine and magnesium roof.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS Interior
On the inside, the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is actually quite similar to the last year’s model, so we can safely assume there will be lots of Alcantara leather all over the cabin. The overall layout is also relatively simplistic, so there will be few distractions from what is truly important.
However, the driving experience would not be complete without some perks that come with the RS model, including customized seats, carbon-fiber inserts and a new steering wheel.
Naturally, additional equipment packages are mostly race-oriented, including the Sport Chrono Package. The thing about this package is that it comes with its own app that uses GPS to measure lap times and a bunch of parameters and send them to your smartphone.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS Engine
It took a while, but Porsche has finally revealed some details about the engine for the 2016 911 GT3 RS. It will continue to feature a naturally aspirated engine, although it will be a 4.0 L six-cylinder unit with 500 hp and 340 lb-ft of torque, making this engine even more powerful than ever before.
AS for transmission, we are looking at a PDK that is made specifically for this series. In other words, this baby will reach 62 mph in under 3.5 seconds. The top speed is expected to be roughly 195 mph, while the fuel consumption is relatively low – it gets more than 18 miles on a single gallon.