Porsche’s upcoming 911 GT3 RS is out doing what it does best – taking on the track.

    The 2022 911 GT3 RS has been snapped at the Nürburgring Nordschleife this week, wearing the same oversized wing and pumped-up bodykit as previous prototypes.

    The main details – air vents over the front wheel arches, an ankle-breaking splitter, broad hips, and a gooseneck spoiler – are unchanged, although this prototype appears to be different to the last one given it has a separate registration number.

    In the previous generation, Porsche offered both a GT3 RS and a more focused RS Weissach Pack with a roll cage, exposed carbon fibre body panels, a magnesium roof, the option of magnesium wheels, and an even more pared-back interior than the standard car.

    Porsche is likely to do the same with the new RS, having also offered similar packages on the 918 Spyder and GT2 RS.

    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.

    Although the regular GT3 and GT3 Touring are expected to maintain a manual option, the GT3 RS is likely to remain dual-clutch only when it launches.

    Porsche has confirmed the current 911 Carrera and Carrera S won’t be available with a manual transmission in Australia, either, although the 911 GTS slated to launch early next will likely have the option.

    The GT3 RS isn’t likely to launch until 2021, given the standard GT3 and GT3 Touring haven’t yet been revealed.

    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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