Turbocharged Porsche 911 GT3 RS Likely

As we speak, Porsche is currently in the midst of a major (by 911 standards) recall of the latest-gen 911 GT3 following fires in Europe. As we know Porsche is building all new engines for the 911 GT3. Understandably, it has emerged that Porsche engineers are concerned about how this engine will cope when fitted to the upcoming 911 GT3 RS with more power.

As a result, Porsche is said to be considering turbocharging the 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS for the very first time. This would make engine power improvements relatively easy while ensuring the reliability of the current 3.8-litre flat six-cylinder engine. Along with the boost in power and performance, turbocharging the next GT3 RS would make sense because it would help reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency for the rev happy engine.

Such reports would fit in line with what we have seen from recent 911 GT3 RS prototypes. All of them thus far have featured side air intakes just like those utilised on the current 911 Turbo and Turbo S models.

When it is all said and done, the new 911 GT3 RS will comfortably deliver over 500 hp. When combined with different gear ratios and sticky tyres, it will hit 100 km/h from naught in around 3.5 seconds. While this remains to be confirmed, there is some suggestion it could be available with a manual transmission.

[Via Autocar, Picture via Motor Authority]

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