Despite a massive recall of the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3, the German marque is continuing to develop the even more track-focused 911 GT3 RS variant and now it has emerged that the car may have lapped the Nurburgring Nordschleife in a mere 7 minutes and 20 seconds.
If that time proves to be accurate, then the new GT3 RS will be four seconds faster than the GT2 RS as well as just 12 seconds slower than the Nissan GT-R Nismo.
Under the hood, the latest Porsche 911 GT3 RS will see a slight power increase from the standard car pushing the total figure towards the 500 hp mark. It will also feature different gear rations and should be able to sprint to 100 km/h in around 3.5 seconds. Understandably, top speed will be slightly decreased due to the increase downforce.
Interestingly, the prototype featured above, as well as others previously spotted, feature similar side air intakes to Porsche’s turbocharged 911s. There is quite a bit of conjecture as to why they are present but some reports suggest the 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS will be turbocharged. However, following spy videos capturing the exhaust note, we can quite safely say that it isn’t turbocharged with the intakes simply being there to provide extra air and cooling for the 3.8-litre engine.
Visually, the following prototype clearly features a wider track than the standard Porsche 991-generation 911 GT3 and a massively bold rear wing. However, it is unlikely that the exact rear wing you see on this prototype will make it onto the production car. Additionally, this 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS prototype is sporting a larger front splitter. With these aerodynamic improvements, downforce of the new GT3 RS could be up be around 50 per cent when compared to the ‘regular’ 991 GT3.
According to the most recent reports, the 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS could be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show 2014 early next month.
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