Porsche 911 GT3 RS sets ultra-quick Nurburgring time

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The caller Porsche 911 GT3 RS has shaved 10.6 seconds disconnected the Nurburgring clip acceptable by the GT3.

The naturally-aspirated way limb completed the 20.8km Nordschleife successful 6:49.328 minutes, with erstwhile racing operator and existent Porsche ambassador Jörg Bergmeister down the wheel.

On the shorter circuit, which excludes the T13 straight, it posted a clip of 6:44.848 minutes.

The second is implicit 2 seconds quicker than the clip acceptable by Porsche successful the twin-turbocharged 991.2 GT2 RS, and lone astir 1.2 seconds disconnected the existent accumulation car grounds holder, the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series.

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Technically a Porsche 911 has posted the quickest Nordschleife clip astatine 6:38.835, though this was a 911 GT2 RS modified by Manthey Racing.

“Today the 911 GT3 RS delivered what it had already promised astatine archetypal glimpse – implicit excellence connected the racetrack,” says Andreas Preuninger, Porsche’s manager of GT cars.

“Considering the acold from perfect conditions, with a beardown headwind connected the agelong consecutive of the Döttinger Höhe and chill asphalt temperatures, we are satisfied with this time.

“The 911 GT3 RS is mounting caller standards for aerodynamics and the chassis. Never earlier has a roadworthy car embodied truthful overmuch motorsport.”

Bergmeister noted helium mislaid a small downforce owed to beardown winds, but was blessed with the car’s show – peculiarly its braking.

The GT3 RS arrives successful Australia successful the 2nd 4th of 2023 with a starting terms of $500,200 earlier on-road costs.

It takes the basal laid down by the 911 GT3 and cranks the details to 11.

Power inactive comes from a 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated flat-six engine, but it’s been boosted by 11kW to present 386kW acknowledgment to caller camshafts featuring modified cam profiles.

That powerfulness is sent to the rear wheels done a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission featuring shorter cogwheel ratios than successful the GT3.

The 0-100km/h sprint flies by successful 3.2 seconds, and level retired you’ll beryllium doing 296km/h connected track.

Rather than a accepted three-radiator cooling system, Porsche has fitted a larger azygous radiator wherever the footwear is connected different 911 models.

The attack borrows from the caller 911 R racer, and allows Porsche the abstraction to make a much assertive progressive aerodynamics bundle than we’ve seen elsewhere successful the 992-generation 911 range.

The chemoreceptor is location to continuously-adjustable helping elements, and the rear helping is movable. Porsche says the 409kg of downforce connected connection astatine 200km/h is treble what the past GT3 RS could manage, and is 3 times what the GT3 offers.

Prod a fastener connected the steering instrumentality and a flap connected the rear helping opens, fundamentally giving the operator an F1-style Drag Reduction System; cleanable for erstwhile you’re stuck down a Mercedes-Benz connected the autobahn. The rear helping besides acts arsenic an airbrake nether dense braking.

The broadside blades connected the beforehand instrumentality arches are inspired by those connected the Le Mans-winning 911 GT1, portion aerial from the cardinal beforehand radiator flows implicit the extortion wherever it’s sent outwards by 2 fins. They’re meant to marque definite blistery aerial isn’t being fed to the motor which, naturally, is mounted astatine the rear.

Carbon fibre reinforced integrative has been utilized for the doors, beforehand wings, extortion and beforehand bonnet lid to assistance support kerb value astatine 1450kg – astir connected par with the PDK GT3, contempt the uprated hardware fitted to marque the GT3 RS adjacent much susceptible connected track.

Speaking of uprated hardware, the beforehand way connected the RS is 29mm wider than that of the GT3. The suspension has been modified to halt the car pitching guardant nether hard braking, and some the electrical operator assists and rear-steer are much assertive than connected the GT3.

The beforehand brakes are 408mm units, and the rears are 380mm units. The pistons connected the beforehand brakes person a larger diameter than connected the GT3, and the brake discs themselves are thicker. Carbon ceramics with 410mm beforehand and 390mm rear discs are optional.

In Track mode, drivers are capable to customise the nitty-gritty details of however the car behaves.

The rebound and compression damping of the beforehand and rear dampers tin beryllium individually tweaked, for example, and the differential’s cognition tin beryllium modified connected the alert utilizing 4 dials connected the steering wheel.

The compartment is location to a acceptable of carbon-backed bucket seats, and a steering instrumentality trimmed successful grippy Alcantara. A alloy rotation bar, a occurrence extinguisher, and six-point belts are portion of a no-cost Club Sport Package.

The Weissach Package is backmost for 2023, and brings CFRP beforehand and rear anti-roll bars, rear coupling rods, and a CFRP shear sheet connected the rear axle. The rotation cage is made of CFRP to shave 6kg comparative to the alloy unit, and magnesium wheels are disposable arsenic an option.

Opting for the Weissach Package besides gets you displacement paddles with what Porsche calls “motorsport-derived magnet technology” for a much satisfying click.

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