Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Production years: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
While the GT3 was still a good car to be used as a daily driver, on smooth pavement, the GT3 RS was a true race-car with license plates. It was the base vehicle for the Porsche GT3 racing car.
Porsche needed to build the GT3 RS to get the homologation for the race-car. It was wider by 44 mm (1.73”) than the GT3, to make room for fatter tires. There were more parts shared with the “lesser” version, but only those which didn't need to be replaced.
At the front, the front apron was carried-over from the GT3 version, with the same five air-intakes, plus an additional exhaust on top of the bumper. Some parts were made out of carbon-fiber materials, to make the car lighter. The back window was made out of polycarbonate, to save weight. To add some downforce, a unique, adjustable wing was installed over the engine lid.
Inside, the GT3 RS was offered in two options: regular, and Clubsport. Both were fitted with a decent dashboard, including a CD-radio able to read MP3s if the driver needed to listen to some inspiring music over the track. Both cars featured slim, carbon-fiber seats with no adjustments for the seatback. The Clubsport version was equipped with a roll-cage, so the car was able to enter the track right out of the showroom. On top of that, a fire extinguisher and race-harness were provided.
The 3.6-liter engine was the same as the one on the GT3 and it offered 415 hp. The single-mass flywheel allowed it to rev faster, up to 8400 rpm. The limited-slip differential and the PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) were fitted as standard. The only gearbox available was a 6-speed manual, with race gearing.
ENGINE SPECS - 3.6L 6MT (415 HP)
|Power:||305 KW @ 7600 RPM|
415 HP @ 7600 RPM
409 BHP @ 7600 RPM
|Torque:||299 lb-ft @ 5500 RPM|
405 Nm @ 5500 RPM
|Fuel System:||Multipoint Injection|
|Top Speed:||193 mph (311 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||4.2 s|
|Drive Type:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Tire Size:||235/35 ZR19 || 305/30 ZR19|
|Length:||175.6 in (4460 mm)|
|Width:||72.9 in (1852 mm)|
|Height:||50.4 in (1280 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||58.5/59.5 in (1,486/1,511 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||92.9 in (2360 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||3.7 in (94 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||3.7 cuFT (105 L)|
|Unladen Weight:||3075 lbs (1395 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||3704 lbs (1680 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|City:||11.9 mpg US (19.8 L/100Km)|
|Highway:||26.4 mpg US (8.9 L/100Km)|
|Combined:||18.4 mpg US (12.8 L/100Km)|
|CO2 Emissions:||307 g/km|