• Jan 7th 2009 at 10:31AM
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With the coupe, cabrio, targa and turbo variants of the latest Porsche 911 already out on the road, Zuffenhausen is preparing similar updates for its flyweight road rocket, the GT3 RS. Test mules have been spotted roaming the French alps, which in this season would probably be the last place we'd want to drive a rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive track car. But then we're not zany German engineers, now are we?
We can expect that the latest 911 GT3 RS will receive the same updates as its brethren (including the Turbo's LED light strips up front) and be updated with the retro decal stripe and badge graphic down the quarter panel, plus colored wheels, contrasting wing-mirror housings, a big rear wing and an interior roll cage. A carbon fiber rear wing and hood plus a plastic rear window will help keep the weight down versus the conventional 911 Carrera, which should help the new RS hustle to 60 in a scant four seconds flat.

[Source: Wheels24.co.za via German Car Blog]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Did anyone else notice the 1-piece locking wheel nut? I know their an option you can purchase now but I wonder if they'll be standard on the RS?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I am a great fan of the GT3 RS, but I would like to see a lightweight version of the regular Carrera and Carrera S for more all around usability and a lighter hit on the family fortune. Specifically, strip it of all comfort and convenience features save AC and a radio and offer only a full manual 6spd and no electronic suspension management. I guess it would have to be few thousand more than a loaded Cayman S though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm very excited. They recently stopped allowing the user to configure a GT3 on the website. The official announcement must be near.

      Also, the current RS does the 0-60 run in 4.1 seconds. I would certainly hope for something lower than that.
        • 6 Years Ago
        who cares about low-speed acceleration. Buy something with AWD for 0-60 numbers. Buy a stripped down track tool like this for everything else.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Like the turbo better but this is more pure sport then the turbo.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Contrats to the spy photographer for catching a photo so we can all see the huge changes.