The new 911 GT3 RS is uncompromisingly designed for maximum performance. The 386 kW (525 PS) road-legal high-performance sports car takes full advantage of technology and concepts from motorsport. Apart from the high-revving naturally aspirated engine with racing DNA and intelligent lightweight construction, it’s the particular cooling and aerodynamic concept that proves a direct kinship with its motorsport brethren. At 285 km/h the 911 GT3 RS achieves a total downforce of 860 kg – three times more than the 911 GT3.
“Today the 911 GT3 RS delivered what it already promised at first glance – excellent performance on the racetrack,” says Andreas Preuninger, Director GT Car. “Considering the far from ideal conditions, with the long straights at Döttinger Höhe and the cool asphalt temperatures, we are satisfied with the timing. The 911 GT3 RS is setting new standards for aerodynamics and chassis. Before No road car has ever had so much motorsport.
The 911 GT3 RS with the Weissach package was equipped with optionally available Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tires, sized 275/35 R 20 at the front and 335/30 R21 at the rear. The new 911 GT3 RS completed the previously standard short lap in 6:44.848 minutes.
“We lost a bit of downforce due to the strong, sometimes gusty wind, but I’m still very happy with the laps,” says Bergmeister. “Especially in fast sections, the 911 GT3 RS is in a league of its own. Here it is at a level usually reserved for top-class racing cars. The car is also setting new standards in braking.” Fast laps on the Nordschleife are great fun in this car.
Frank Moser, Vice President Model Lines 911 and 718, was following the high-speed lap from the pit wall: “I am incredibly proud of what the entire team has achieved during the development and testing of the new 911 GT3 RS. have achieved something,” he says. “Today, Jörg Berg-meister brought everything together and brought out the car’s full potential. The 911 can still surprise us and proves that the rear-engine concept is still extremely important for high-performance sports cars. is suitable.