Porsche Showcases the 2019 911 GT3 RS

Yolanda Curtis
February 25, 2018

While Porsche's all-star model will always adapt to the changing times, the 911's primary concern is the driving experience.

"It is the heart of the company".

Porsche 911 GT3 RS equipped with the upgraded six-cylinder atmospheric unit, outstanding 520 HP, 20 more motor predecessor. He tells that the Porsche customer publication about the steering wheel scoop and avows the 911 would likely be one of the last cars to drive this way.

The most powerful naturally aspirated engine at 520 hp The four-litre, six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine from Porsche in the new 911 GT3 RS pushes the sports auto to new limits: The flat engine delivers 20 hp more than the engine in its predecessor and the 911 GT3. Following the launch of the 911 GT3 and the 911 GT2 RS, this latest release will see Porsche present its third GT road-approved sports vehicle within a year.

When asked about electric drive technology, he said, "Two years ago I'd have said no way". There were worrying rumors that the upcoming 992-generation 911 may also only have a PDK transmission, but we can confirm that this won't be the case.

"We don't necessarily have to be the first in this regard with the 911. But it could be an option somewhere down the line", Porsche said in a press release.

It is therefore likely that the new sports auto will feature adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist, but owners will be able to switch off any assistance features they feel get in the way of the driving experience.

Thankfully that day has yet to arrive and to celebrate the delay, the gents in Flacht (the home of Porsche Motorsport) have unleashed the RS version of the latest GT3. Achleitner noted these types of assistance systems are "convenient and useful" but drivers need to be able to switch them off as desired. Yes, the days of the naturally aspirated GT3 are over. Pricing is yet to be announced, but the existing range starts at £77,891 for the Carrera model, and culminates with the ballistic, limited-edition GT2 RS at £207,506.

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