It is fair to say the world is eagerly awaiting the arrival of Porsche’s newest 911 GT3 RS. And now, thanks to a report by Automobile Magazine, details of Porsche’s most track-focused version of the 911 have come to light.
According to Automobile, the 911 GT3 RS is set to arrive at dealerships in the United States as early as late 2014. A debut of the car will be held well before that at an as yet undecided auto show.
Power is rumored to come from either a 4.0-liter flat-six or a beefier version of the 3.8-liter engine currently available in the GT3. Overall horsepower figures should be near 500 hp, with current reports pinning the number at somewhere around 475 hp.
The most unfortunate news for Porsche purists is the lack of a manual gearbox. Automobile reports the new 911 GT3 RS will solely use Porsche’s PDK gearbox. And as with all RS 911s, expect a sportier suspension and exhaust with the possibility of an adjustable carbon fiber rear wing.
We will keep you updated as more info is made available.