New Porsche 911 GT3 RS Spyshots Reveal Interior, Almost No Camouflage

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With all the mystery surrounding the 991 generation Porsche 911 facelift, there’s one thing we can be certain of: the Germans are uber-close to giving us the 911 GT3 RS. The latest clues come from the US, with a pair of GT3 RS prototypes being spied almost naked in Georgia.
Everybody knows the GT3 RS is nothing short of a track- and road-hungry machine, so don’t let the shyness the prototypes have displayed so far (read: covering themselves in heavy camo) trick you. In fact, most of the makeup is gone.

These new shots, which come from 6speedonline, literally shed a bit of light on the GT3 RS cabin. Even though there’s nothing unexpected here, it’s still nice to see the massive roll cage keeping things in check. Mind you, the production cage may be a bit different to what the prototypes wear. The carbon fiber GT3 RS-branded bucket seats also look like they’re built for those who live their lives a trackday at a time.

Natural aspiration inside

Moving to the exterior, the cars falls in line with the leaked 911 GT3 RS scale model. By the way, those debate-sparking air intakes at the rear wheels are still there. We’ll remind you that, until now, these were a trademark of the turbo-fed 911s, namely the Turbo, the GT2 and the GT2 RS.

Fret not purists, the GT3 RS won’t switch to forced induction. A recent report, albeit one we’re not ready to buy, indicates that the mid-cycle revamp will bring turbocharging to every 911 in the range. However, even this extreme rumour mentions the GT3 RS will keep its naturally-aspirated nature.

To understand where Porsche’s turbocharging technology sits today, the turbo lag is virtually zero when driving in “Sport Plus” mode, as the engine is always in the optimal rev band. Nonetheless, the engineers still have to work in order to eliminate the lag in the “Normal” driving mode.

We’ll remind you the previous 997 generation of the 911 Turbo was the first to introduce variable geometry technology on a gasoline-powered car. Zuffenhausen’s engineers are working on the next-gen technology, with the most likely candidate being the electric supercharger Audi showcased on the RS5 TDI. Kia has also presented such a development for a production model and yet not one gasoline engine has been fitted with such a goodie so far - no, F1 powerplants don’t count as production hardware.

Perhaps history will repeat itself and Porsche will be the first to introduce electric charging on its petrol engines, but this revolution will certainly shy away from the GT3 and the GT3 RS.

Around the Nurburgring in 7:20

The GT3 RS has never been about sheer power, even though a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six with 500 hp (this is what we’re expecting) would be a marvellous effort. Nonetheless, with its four-wheel steering and its overall tweaks, the new Rennsport model is expected to lap the ‘Ring in 7:20.

Porsche is expected to release the 911 GT3 RS in 2015, along with the 911 facelift, so now you know what to mention when writing to Santa.

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