Porsche GT3 RS (997 gen2)



The RS version of the 997 GT3 Gen2 incorporated the improvements to the standard model, including the 3.8-litre engine. However, in this case the engine generated 15bhp more power than in the standard GT3, creating 450bhp.

The 997 RS was the first 911 since the 964 Turbo to feature wider than standard front wheelarches, while the rear arches were the wider items from the Carrera 4 range. These allowed the use of nine-inch-wide wheels at the front and 12-inch wides ones out back.

A massive carbonfibre rear wing on aluminium legs completed the visual changes, while wild graphics were optional.

As with the previous GT3 RS, the interior was set up for track use, with race seats and harnesses.

Capacity: 3797cc
Compression ratio: 12.2:1
Maximum power: 450bhp at 7900rpm
Maximum torque: 430Nm at 6750rpm
Brakes: Front: 380mm discs; rear: 350mm discs. Servo assisted with ABS and PSM. PCCB optional
Suspension: Front: Lower wishbones and MacPherson struts with combined coil springs and dampers, plus anti-roll bar
Rear: Multilink with combined coil springs and dampers, plus anti-roll bar
Wheels & tyres: Front: 19x9J with 245/35ZR19 tyres. Rear: 19x12J with 325/30ZR19 tyres
Length: 4460mm
Width 1852mm
Weight: 1370kg
0-62mph: 4.0sec
Top speed: 192mph

Did you know?
The GT3 RS came as standard with Dynamic Engine Mounts that automatically firmed up when required.