Beyond all the mechanical modifications found on the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS compared to the ‘regular’ GT3, the German sports car is now also available in a special shade of purple dubbed ‘Ultraviolet’. Unlike any other colour offered by the automaker, Ultraviolet is one of just four colour options available for the car.
Generally speaking, purple isn’t a colour which suits cars all that well. Consequently, very few new cars are ever painted in purple let alone sports cars and supercars. However, the 911 GT3 RS manages to show that with the right design, contrasting silver wheels and a number of matte black elements, purple actually looks quite impressive on four wheels.
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 model 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.