Porsche 911 GT3 RS Delayed. Could This Be It?

Porsche 911 GT3 RS? 5 photos
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Porsche has developed the bad habit of putting Easter Eggs in some of its press videos. For example, the Detroit reveal footage for the 911 Targa is believed to contain hints of a Targa Turbo, a car which Porsche says will never exist. We'll have to wait and see with that one, but one thing is for sure: we now check twice (actually more like 10 times).
For your viewing pleasure, we subject this next clip release three days ago when the Cayman and Boxster GTSs came out. It's got that "assembly the A-team" vibe about it, which is fine as a joke Porsche should only do once. But it also contains one potential treasure.

At the 1:20-something minute mark, there's a new type of 911 being shown. It could be just another GT3, but what if it's not? The engineer's head is obstructing the most telling area on the car, where the air intakes would be. It's also being blurred out, but we can see the mesh vent on the front of the car, which is not on the Turbo S but has been seen on test prototypes of the rumored GT3 RS model.

Reports suggest Porsche is dumping the GT2 because the turbo engine is too powerful for RWD an is instead focusing on a 911 GT3 RS. Whichever nameplate will be used, it's clear that a hardcore 911 is on the way. Porsche CEO Matthias Muller recently spoke to Auto Motor und Sport and told them the car won't be coming out this summer as was originally planned because the durability of the motor is now a concern.

As you may recall, two brand new 911 GT3 have made for very high profile fire incident where the German company has had to issue a "stop drive" to all owners. The problem has been traced back to a structural problem which is being fixed using a complete engine swap.

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