Shanghai 2015: Porsche 911 GT3 RS

After stunning onlookers during its world debut at Geneva, the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been put on display at the Shanghai Motor Show 2015. Finished in the same shade as the Geneva show car, the 911 GT3 RS is a real head-turner and we were immediately drawn to it after scanning the Porsche booth from afar.

2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS front

The 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS of course 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.

For more about the potent 911 GT3 RS, see our previous post. For more from the Shanghai Motor Show 2015, see our dedicated news channel!

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