2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Spied Playing in the Snow

Ever since the Stuttgart-based sportscar brand started making the 911 in 1963, Porsche had a feeling in its gut that there’s a lot of work to be done before the rear-engined architecture will become world class. Over the years, Porsche engineers employed technical numerous solutions in order to get rid of the Neunelf’s notorious “slow in, fast out” mantra.
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According to die-hard enthusiasts and owners, the Nine Eleven’s legendary tail happiness was slightly eliminated starting with the 2.7 Carrera RS, which was presented at the 1972 Paris Auto Show. After the adoption of all-wheel drive by the 964 and the demise of air-cooled magic starting with the 996, Porsche’s halo model became more manageable at handling when you give it no quarter in the twisties.

Starting with the 993 Carrera RS and the 996 GT3, the German manufacturer brought lightweight and naturally aspirated boxer lunacy to mortals like you and me, but the most spectacular model from this breed was the the 997 GT3 RS 4.0. Only 600 examples of this rarefied breed were ever built and all of them were propelled by a 493 horsepower and 460 Nm (339 lb-ft) 4-liter boxer tower-of-power.

Even by today’s standards, a rear-wheel drive 911 with so much oomph and a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration of 3.9 seconds is ballistic. Thanks to a PDK seven-speed automatic and better everything, the 3.8-liter 991 GT3 of today trumps the 997 GT3 RS by a huge margin, with its 3.5-second run to 100 km/h.

But Porsche isn’t stopping here...

Our carparazzi spotted the upcoming 991-gen 911 GT3 RS numerous times and this scale model has leaked the Java Orange launch color. But on this occasion, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS was spotted wearing minimal camouflage and playing with its friends in the snow. That front splitter looks like a snow plow, but trust us, this car is mad about aero and downforce. What about the firepower it packs?

Information about the naturally aspirated boxer mill lurking under the hood is still slim, but more or less officials voices hint toward that same powerplant of the 997 GT3 RS, albeit with at least 515 ponies on tap. There’s not a lot to wait to find out the real figures and specifications though because the 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS will reportedly make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show next year.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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