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2018 Porsche 911 GT3 launched in India. The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is priced at Rs 2,74,93,000 ex-showroom (India). The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS was unveiled to the world yesterday and will make its official public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in early March. The new 911 GT3 RS is the fastest and most powerful naturally aspirated road-legal Porsche to bear the GT3 RS badge.
Providing the oomph to the lairiest 911 GT3 RS till date is an updated version of the naturally aspirated 4.0-litre flat-six engine that revs till 9,000rpm which along with a new titanium exhaust has resulted in an increase of 20bhp and 10Nm of torque compared to the previous 911 GT3 RS.
The engine in the new 911 GT3 RS (991.2) cranks out 513bhp @ 8,250rpm and 470Nm of torque @ 6,000rpm. The Porsche 911 GT3 RS sends power to the rear wheels via a 7-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic gearbox, which is faster than ever.
The new Porsche 911 GT3 is blisteringly quick off the line, accelerating from 0-100kph in just 3.2 seconds, which is one-tenth of a second faster than its predecessor.
However, the top speed of the new 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS has come down by 3kph to 312kph thanks to the revisions to the aerodynamics of the sports car which result in more downforce.
The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS borrows aero and chassis upgrades from its bonkers GT2 RS sibling including the massive rear wing which sits higher than before on the rear end of the rear-engined sports car.
The chassis upgrades from the GT2 RS come in the form of new solid ball joints on all control arms and revised spring rates.
The new 911 GT3 RS also sports other aero tweaks including new carbon fibre bonnet with brake cooling louvres and a revised rear diffuser for extra downforce.
Porsche desire to shed weight with the 911 GT3 RS has been taken to an extreme with the latest GT3 RS which gets a polyurethane front bumper and forged alloy wheels (saving 100 grams compared to ones on the 991 GT3 RS) and a lightweight engine cover.
Other weight-saving bits can be found on the inside in the form of carbon fibre racing seats, lightweight door panels with storage nets (replacing the storage bins from before) and door opening loops made from nylon.
The regular 20-inch wheels found on the new 911 GT3 RS are shod with 265/35 (front) and 325/30 (rear) Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres.
Owners can add a roll cage, a manual fire extinguisher and six-point harness for the seats to their new GT3 RS by opting for the Clubsport package.
Adding the Weissach pack trims the weight of the car down to just 1,430kg thanks to more carbon fibre bits including the roof and magnesium wheels and add unique changes to the styling and paint schemes.
DriveSpark's Thoughts On The Launch Of The Porsche 911 GT3 RS In India
The launch of the most hardcore naturally aspirated Porsche in the form of the new 911 GT3 RS in India, shows the nation's growing appetite for powerful sports cars. The fact that the new 911 GT3 RS features stickering that proclaims the driver is behind the wheel of the fastest naturally-aspirated track-focused 911 should also help draw in the checkbooks as well.