It has emerged that the impending 991-generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS will utilise a brand new engine rather than an uprated variant of the ‘regular’ GT3’s 3.8-litre six-cylinder.
While recently speaking with Auto Express, the company’s research and development boss Wolfgang Hatz confirmed that a new engine would be used and despite what some rumours have said, that engine will be naturally aspirated.
Further details about the engine remain unclear but there’s certainly a possibility that the displacement will be increased from 3.8-litres to help boost power and torque. Understandably, Porsche is only expected to offer the new 911 GT3 RS with a PDK-transmission but Hatz did insist that a manual gearbox option has yet to be entirely ruled out.
Discussing the car more generally, Hatz said, “Performance has to be the main objective. Customers love the current GT3. The RS has to be the peak. The 991 GT3 was very much a surprise for everybody because it’s a very useable car for every day. The GT3 RS will be more extreme.”
Beyond the mechanical changes, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS will feature a new front splitter alongside enlarged air intakes. Additionally, wider wheels and tyres will be installed alongside new gills on the front wheel arches and a towering rear wing.
[Via Auto Express]