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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Coupe
Production years: 2016, 2017, 2018

From the top of its 1 mm (0.03") thick magnesium roof to the bottom of the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS was a car built for the sunny track-days.

Sometimes, a car-manufacturer builds a car not with its regular engineers, but with the race-engineers. And when the work is done, they kindly ask their colleagues from the road car department to make the car legal enough to be registered.

The 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS had the maximum race-required features to be a serious contender on the track. The front splitter, the front fender air-vents, and the massive rear spoiler are all providing downforce to keep the car planted on the road. The rear wing, for instance, provided a load of 220 kg (485 lbs) at 300 kph (180 mph). The hood is made out of CFRP (Carbon-fiber Reinforced Plastic) and the same goes with the front fenders.

Same weight reduction went on the inside, where the rear seats were replaced by a roll-cage and the front seats are made out of carbon-fiber with Alcantara upholstery. It still had air-conditioning, an infotainment system, and few comfort features, so the driver could drive the car to the race-track and back, and not hauling it on a platform.

Under the rear lid, the 4.0 liters engine was a marvelous technological achievement. The flat-six was naturally aspirated and provided 125 hp/liter. Thanks to its internal components, with airspace (really) technology materials, the engine can revs up to 8800 rpm. It was mated to a special developed 7-speed PDK (double-clutch) transmission with specific functions such as "Pit-lane speed limiter" and de-clutch for instant disengaging any gear.

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PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS (991.1) 2016, 2017, 2018
  1 gasoline engine
  • 4.0 7AT (500 HP)
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PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS Brochure

PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS (991.1) 4.0 7AT (500 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.0 7AT (500 HP)
Cylinders
H6
Displacement
3996 cm3
Power
367.8 KW @ 8250 RPM
500 HP @ 8250 RPM
493 BHP @ 8250 RPM
Torque
339 lb-ft @ 6250 RPM
460 Nm @ 6250 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
193 mph (311 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
3.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
7-speed automatic (PDK)
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
265/35 ZR 20 || 325/30 ZR 21
DIMENSIONS
Length
178.9 in (4544 mm)
Width
74 in (1880 mm)
Height
50.8 in (1290 mm)
Wheelbase
96.7 in (2456 mm)
Ground Clearance
3.7 in (94 mm)
Cargo Volume
4.4 cuFT (125 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.34
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3131 lbs (1420 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
3792 lbs (1720 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
12.3 mpg US (19.1 L/100Km)
Highway
26.4 mpg US (8.9 L/100Km)
Combined
18.5 mpg US (12.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
296 g/km
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