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2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Strips Camo Before Imminent Reveal

Almost 20 years have passed since the very first sighting of the GT3 RS badge on a production 911, and Porsche has definitely kept its GT3 stock low, with only three generations built until now, in limited numbers.
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Adding both the facelifts and the GT3 RS 4.0 edition, we are now anxiously waiting for the seventh iteration of the homologation special model, based on the latest 992 generation of the Neunelfer.

The 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS might very well be the most hardcore RS model in the Zuffenhausen brand’s history, as the model is expected to be the quickest and likely the last one powered by a naturally aspirated, high-revving engine with no electric augmentation.

Despite the paradigm shift taking place all over the world, with carmakers, including Porsche, switching to an all-electric future, the new GT3 RS stays true to the formula of the original, boasting a naturally aspirated flat-six that still runs exclusively on dinosaur juice and can rev to a stratospheric 9,000 rpm.

Speaking of its engine, there is still a dose of mystery surrounding it, since original rumors were talking about a 4.0-liter with around 530 horsepower, based on the one found in the latest 911 GT3. Lately, the word on the street is talking about a version of the 4.2-liter flat-six found in the current 911 RSR race car, which would give the model some extra torque across the rev band.

On one of the latest pre-production prototypes spotted testing almost devoid on any camouflage you can also check out the downward facing twin exhaust, which also hints at an all new powertrain.

Its screaming engine is not the talk of the town, though, because the aerodynamics will leave plenty for discussion as it will likely almost as much performance as much as a thoroughbred racing car, if not more.

That massive coffee table wing on the rear includes an F1 DRS-like system that can either increase downforce substantially or make the car more slippery through the air, meaning that the car’s top speed might be seriously higher than any of its similarly powerful its predecessors despite an increase in lateral Gs.

In other words, whether it has ‘only’ 530 horsepower or more, you can be sure that the new 911 GT3 RS can give a 911 RSR a run for its money on most tracks, mainly thanks to the lack of restrictions regarding aerodynamics.

 
 
 
 
 

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