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    OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    4.0 l engine, 520 hp (at 8.250 rpm), rev limit at 9.000 rpm, PDK only.

    More info later this day...

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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (2018), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    I like Rc " more info later this day..." what a teasing like Hollywood films


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    997 GT3 RS 3.6 - 964 RS - 993 RS -  991 GT3 RS


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Porsche 911 GT3 RS public debut at Geneva motor show

    ZUFFENHAUSEN, Germany – Porsche’s Motorsport division has raised performance potential of the 911 GT3 RS in a mid-life facelift for the existing 991-series model, which underpins the German automaker’s extensive GT-based motorsport activities.

    Available to order now prior to a public debut at next month’s Geneva motor show, the ’18 model receives an added 20 hp from a lightly modified version of Porsche Motorsport’s race-bred 4.0L 6-cyl. engine, increasing its reserves to 513 hp at 8,250 rpm.

    This is the highest power figure yet for a naturally aspirated road-going Porsche model and serves to distance the new 911 GT3 RS from the standard 911 GT3, which adopted the same 493 hp evolution of the horizontally opposed engine as the previous 911 GT3 RS when it was updated last year.

    Porsche Motorsport isn’t revealing the engineering changes made to the 911 GT3 RS’s engine but confirms the rear-mounted unit continues to rev to a maximum 9,000 rpm and comes mated to a standard 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

    Despite the increase in power, torque is expected to remain at the same level as before, with 339 lb.-ft. (460 Nm) produced at 6,250 rpm.

    The increase in power is claimed to shave 0.1 second off the new model’s 0-62 mph (100 km/h) time, which is put at 3.2 seconds, while adding 1 mph (1.6 km/h) to its potential maximum top speed at 194 mph (312 km/h) in combination with various aerodynamic tweaks.

    Among the chassis changes Porsche Motorsport has announced for the 911 GT3 RS ahead of U.S. deliveries later this year is a recalibrated rear-wheel steering system. As with the old model launched in 2015, the suspension of the new model uses solid ball joints on each arm for added steering precision. Wheels and tires measure 20 ins. and 265/35 in profile up front and 21 ins. with 325/30 profile at the rear.

    Visually, the new Porsche road racer is differentiated from its predecessor by a series of subtle aerodynamic and styling upgrades. They include new LED indicator lamps set within a re-profiled front bumper featuring new vertical air flow guides within the outer air ducts to more efficiently channel air to the front-mounted radiators and brakes.

    Further back, the new 911 GT3 RS receives two new NACA style ducts within the hood and additional air flow guides for the ducts within the rear fenders. At the rear, there are more heavily structured taillamps, a new bumper with larger air extraction ducts and modified supports for the rear wing, which feature newly shaped end plates.

    Inside, there are carbon-backed racing seats, lightweight door panels with storage nets and nylon opening loops. Weight optimization measures include a reduction in sound absorption material and a new lightweight engine lid.

    As with all of Porsche’s existing GT models, the 911 GT3 RS is sold with an optional Clubsport package. It consists of an aluminum roll cage, fire extinguishers and 6-point seat belts.

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    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Sorry, But expected more. No craving for this a all. This is..... Meeeh....yes


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    That must be one of the most lame model upgrades Porsche have ever done. Same, same. Thumbs up for the color. kiss


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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2013 Audi S3 | Glacier White


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    bluelines:

    That must be one of the most lame model upgrades Porsche have ever done. Same, same. Thumbs up for the color. kiss

    The car is amazing, much faster than 991.1 GT3 RS on the track.

    Also, it looks like a small GT2 RS...I love it. 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (2018), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Only faster if you wear your action pants

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    2017 991.2 Carrera 4 GTS | GT Silver Metallic - The GT3 Killah!
    2013 Audi S3 | Glacier White


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Yes, mabye your right RC. But why take a small when I already have the big....heart Was really hoping for a 550 -ish monster NA that would have been great to have beside the turbo beast GT2, but this...... Naaas, think I’ll pass

    But pretty cool color, much better than the “salmon”smiley


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    I like it, except for the side decal, which looks dated.


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    White 991.2 GT3, production week 10


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    bluelines:

    Only faster if you wear your action pants

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    SmileySmileySmiley


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    I like how they've sort of got rid of the black lower part of the rear bumper,  it still there but it is more discrete now.

     


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    The farmer:

    Sorry, But expected more. No craving for this a all. This is..... Meeeh....yes

    Engine is indeed a minor upgrade over 991.2 GT3 engine. Most of the improved lap time is coming from latest generation of tires and further developed suspension.

    BTW, German base price will be in area between 195.000-200.000 €.


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    If it were more than expected so too would be the price.  You can't please all of the people all of the time.


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    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    GT3 is already equipped with ball joint suspension on the front so would be curious to get the full details to see the difference. obviously the aero is reworked and improved with better tyres.

     


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    GT Lover, Porsche fan

    991.2 GT3 arriving, 991 GT3 2014(sold)

    Cayenne GTS 2014


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    the-missile:

    GT3 is already equipped with ball joint suspension on the front so would be curious to get the full details to see the difference. obviously the aero is reworked and improved with better tyres.

    Is it all the joints in the front or just the steering arm (sorry, don't know the proper name) ?


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Meh. It will use super slick tires to achieve its performance improvements. You'll be able to probably stick the same tires on an old one or even a standard GT3 to achieve mostly the same.

    Pretty lame.


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Think in English they're referred to as rose-joints.  This means they are solid and have no rubber parts - so are more precise but transmit more noise and wear out more quickly.  Probably means they fitted the Cup ones.

     


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    2015 911 GT3, 1964 Type 1


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    yes, this is how they called them: rose-joints.

    the GT3.2 is equipped with it for the front axle but Porsche never advertised it.

    Nick posted some picture of this also.

    interested to see if they go further for the RS and installed them as well on the rear axle...

     


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    GT Lover, Porsche fan

    991.2 GT3 arriving, 991 GT3 2014(sold)

    Cayenne GTS 2014


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Absolutely loving the exterior looks, the interior is a bit over the top. I think if the chairs were left black with just green deviated stitching, it would look much better.

    Performance upgrades... are there any? Except for the 20 extra hp?


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    Porsche, separates Le Mans from Le Boys


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Joost:

    Absolutely loving the exterior looks, the interior is a bit over the top. I think if the chairs were left black with just green deviated stitching, it would look much better.

    There'll probably be an option to stick to the normal GT3 seat facings - there was in the .1RS where the orange microfibre was the featured material at launch time. 


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    2015 911 GT3, 1964 Type 1


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Joost:

    Absolutely loving the exterior looks, the interior is a bit over the top. I think if the chairs were left black with just green deviated stitching, it would look much better.

    Performance upgrades... are there any? Except for the 20 extra hp?

    The upgrade is all about the chassis...the engine isn't that bad either though. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (2018), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    bluelines:

    Only faster if you wear your action pants

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    Holy Moly, buddy...Smiley Smiley..


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    I love it. Thats the colour too, beautiful..kiss..


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    throt

    "I Have Done It!".

    991 GT3 pick up in October 2014.

    Rennteam Hairy Chest Advisor.


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    throt:

    I love it. Thats the colour too, beautiful..kiss..

     

    Smiley

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    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    DaveGordon:
    Joost:

    Absolutely loving the exterior looks, the interior is a bit over the top. I think if the chairs were left black with just green deviated stitching, it would look much better.

    There'll probably be an option to stick to the normal GT3 seat facings - there was in the .1RS where the orange microfibre was the featured material at launch time. 

    Yeah, probably. Didn't know this option also existed for the .1... Thanks!


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    Porsche, separates Le Mans from Le Boys


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    RC:
    Joost:

    Absolutely loving the exterior looks, the interior is a bit over the top. I think if the chairs were left black with just green deviated stitching, it would look much better.

    Performance upgrades... are there any? Except for the 20 extra hp?

    The upgrade is all about the chassis...the engine isn't that bad either though. Smiley

    Yeah, the  press release may look a bit subdued... probably because "chassis" doesn't sell as easily as raw horsepower, speed and acceleration numbers. 


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    Porsche, separates Le Mans from Le Boys


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    You think Porsche release "officialy" the car today?


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    997 GT3 RS 3.6 - 964 RS - 993 RS -  991 GT3 RS


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    Am I the only one thinking the press release is 'scripted' (and not real)? 

    Was assured there was a delay.


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    DuckieRS:

    Am I the only one thinking the press release is 'scripted' (and not real)? 

    Was assured there was a delay.

    Me too...the bad quality of the pictures...some doubt


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    997 GT3 RS 3.6 - 964 RS - 993 RS -  991 GT3 RS


    Re: OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018)

    The farmer:

    Yes, mabye your right RC. But why take a small when I already have the big....heart Was really hoping for a 550 -ish monster NA that would have been great to have beside the turbo beast GT2, but this...... Naaas, think I’ll pass

    But pretty cool color, much better than the “salmon”smiley

     

    Oh right you do have the 700HP big brother.

    Smiley

    gonna change your colour to Lizard Green?


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