Porsche 911 GT3 RS 2010 unveiled
Delivering even more engine power, lower weight and shorter transmission ratios, as well as upgraded body and suspension components than all previous GT3 versions, the new 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is the latest street edition of the GT3 race car. It will be introduced at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show this September.
The naturally-aspirated 3.8-litre flat-6 engine delivers even more power than the GT3, while revving up even faster to its 8500 rpm redline. It now has 450 hp, 15 hp more than the standard 911 GT3. The new 911 GT3 RS comes exclusively with a 6-speed manual gearbox optimised for short gearshift travel, low weight and high efficiency.
Dynamic engine mounts are standard, while a new option in 2010 for the GT3 RS is a lithium-ion battery. When installed, it replaces the conventional lead-acid battery, reducing weight by more than 10 kg and is mainly intended for the track.
The new 911 GT3 RS also comes with a purpose-built and specially set up PASM suspension, a wider front and rear track and corresponding bodywork. The front has 245/35 ZR 19 sports tyres while the rear features wider wheels incorporating 325/30 ZR 19 sports tyres. Standard are a low ride height, a new extra-large carbon-fibre rear wing and a titanium exhaust system.
The new 911 GT3 RS goes on sale in early 2010 and will be priced at the equivalent of Dhs 500,000.