RS has never stood for “Really Subtle”, at least not in Stuttgart.
Felix Berghoff from Carpix has captured the new 992-series Porsche 911 GT3 RS testing, and it’s just as wild as we’ve come to expect from a GT3 RS.
Your eyes immediately gravitate to that mental racecar-inspired rear wing but there are numerous other exterior enhancements. The air intakes on the front fenders, for example, are dramatically flared out.
Elements like the centrally-mounted dual exhaust outlets are shared with the GT3 Touring we’ve spied previously.
The bonnet is aggressively vented under that camouflage, and it looks like there’s a vent on the back edge of the front wheel arches.
We expect the new GT3 RS to continue using Porsche’s naturally-aspirated 4.0-litre flat-six and seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Power outputs haven’t been confirmed, but In the outgoing 991 GT3 RS (below), the flat-six produced 383kW of power and 471Nm of torque and propelled the 911 to 100km/h in just 3.2 seconds, 0.2 seconds quicker than the regular GT3.
That made it the fastest naturally-aspirated model in the sprawling 911 range. Expect that mantle to remain with the RS when it launches.
We don’t expect the GT3 RS to be revealed this year, as the regular GT3 and GT3 Touring have yet to officially debut.
When you have as many variants in a model range as the Porsche 911 does, you have to stagger these launches.