2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

The online configurator for the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS has just been released as the car celebrates its ongoing world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show 2015. The configurator provides fans with the opportunity to dream up their perfect GT3 RS with a number of different personalisation options and features available.

For starters, four different colours/shades can be optioned for the car. These are White, GT Silver Metallic, Lava Orange and Ultraviolet which is a deep shade of purple. Only one style of wheel is offered but they can be painted in either silver or satin black. A number of options are also configurable in the interior from the fitment of full bucket seats of adaptive sports seats through to specially-trimmed upholstery.

In case you didn’t know, the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS uses a brand new 4.0-litre six-cylinder engine which remains naturally aspirated. It has been tuned to deliver 493 hp (the same as the 997 GT3 RS 4.0) but now delivers 384 lb-ft of torque which is 15 lb-ft more than the GT3 RS 4.0. Additionally, these figures represent a 25 hp and 60 lb-ft increase over the current 911 GT3.

As always, the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS features rear wheel drive and the aforementioned six-cylinder engine is coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission. When combined with an advanced torque vectoring system and a variable locking differential, Porsche claims the new 911 GT3 RS will lap the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes and 20 seconds. Alongside that ‘Green Hell’ time, the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS will accelerate to 100 km/h in a mere 3.3 seconds and crack the 200 km/h mark in just 10.9 seconds. By comparison, the old 911 GT3 RS needed 3.9 seconds to hit 100 km/h.


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