The 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been teased several times throughout 2024, and it is anticipated to be revealed in full soon. Of course, this will be the ultimate track toy to emerge from Porsche’s excellent 992-generation model range. The previous GT3 RS completed the Nurburgring in under seven minutes, which was a remarkable performance.
Improving on this appears to be a near-impossible task, but Porsche’s dedication to making little but significant improvements from one generation of 911 to the next is famous. Expect outrageous but effective aerodynamic modifications, numerous weight-saving materials, and an unquenchable roar from the powerful 4.0-liter flat-six engine in the new GT3 RS.
2024 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Release Date
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is scheduled to be released later in 2024, following an official reveal before that. It will be released at a time when electrification is affecting practically every vehicle market, which makes the raw RS all the more appealing.
2024 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Price
The pricing of the 2024 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is unknown at this time, but given that the previous-generation model cost almost $190,000, this one might certainly exceed the $200k threshold in the United States. Another point of reference is the new GT3, which starts at slightly more than $160,000.
Exterior And Colors
As shown in recent spy images, the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS coupe’s bodywork features the most aggressive aero of any 911. The massive rear wing with swan-neck mounts draws the eye first, followed by a more discreet ducktail spoiler lower down. The rear bumper has air curtains on both sides and a dual center exhaust outlet in the center. Swollen arches on the sides accommodate huge center-lock wheels. The hood has integrated ducts in the front, and the front bumper has noticeable cutaways.
The redesigned front splitter should channel air beneath the car effectively. On the roof, two small fins also help to guide air throughout the 911’s body. Interestingly, unlike other 911s, the GT3 RS appears to lack flush-fitting door handles, which could be a weight-saving tactic. The GT3 RS was previously photographed with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, which should provide the necessary grip for rigorous track use. The Porsche 911 GT3 RS’s color scheme has yet to be revealed. Porsche’s more eye-catching colors, such as Guards Red and Racing Yellow, will most certainly be joined by the standard blacks and grays.
2024 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Dimensions
We don’t know what the proportions of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS will be, but it should be similar to the standard GT3 with a few inches here and there due to the particular aero flourishes. That vehicle has a length of 180 inches, a height of 50.4 inches, a wheelbase of 96.7 inches, and a width with mirrors of 79.8 inches. The GT3 weighs 3,126 pounds with the manual transmission and 3,164 pounds with the PDK. The multiple lightweight components of the RS variant should make it even lighter.
2024 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Performance
The engine in the Porsche 911 GT3 RS will be unique. Although definitive confirmation from the manufacturer is awaited, it is likely to use the GT3’s 4.0-liter naturally-aspirated flat-six with its fondness for high revs, apparent disregard for fuel ratings, and howling exhaust noise. This atmospheric power unit produces 502 horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque in the GT3. It remains to be known whether the GT3 RS will have even higher stats, however, speculations have claimed 540 hp. Because it allows for the quickest lap times, the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is likely to be the only option.
With the PDK, the standard GT3 can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds and has already completed a loop of the Green Hell in under seven minutes. With the enhancements made to the GT3 RS, one has to wonder whether it won’t break a new record for 911s around the legendary track.
The Audi R8 and Mercedes-AMG GT are competitors, but experience has shown that even the racier variants of these cars fall short of the GT3 RS in terms of pure precision and fun. Gas mileage EPA figures for the forthcoming GT3 RS have not yet been released, which is understandable. These should be comparable to the standard GT3 PDK’s 15/18/16 mpg city/highway/combined. Assuming a GT3-sized tank with a capacity of 16.9 gallons, the RS should have a range of roughly 270 miles.
The interior architecture of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS will be based on other 911s, but with less heavy equipment to keep the weight down. The earlier Porsche 911 GT3 RS seats (seen below) were one-piece, however, more widely adjustable alternatives were available. Inside the RS, we anticipate the removal of the second row and its small seats, as well as a significant amount of carbon fiber. Lightweight door knobs should be included as well.
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS’s trunk capacity will be of little importance to buyers, but there will be enough room for a pair of helmets and a few bottles of water to cool off after a driving experience that should be second to none. If you require a cargo room, get a Cayenne instead.