• Sep 20, 2010
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Just when you thought that the Porsche 911 GT3 RS couldn't get any more enticing, word crops up that German sports car manufacturer has a new special edition planned. If the buzz cropping up over at Teamspeed is to be believed, Stuttgart is working up a special edition RS to end all RS models. The car will be limited to just 500 units, each one packing a heady 500 horsepower from a 4.0-liter mill. That represents a 50 horse jump over what's available in the standard GT3 RS and 65 more ponies than the "base" GT3.

The news comes courtesy of Teamspeed member AlexG, who despite the urging of his fellow forum members, won't share his source. Even so, the GT3 RS Limited Edition is supposed to make use of the same flat-six engine found in the mighty RSR. Pricing is supposed to fall well below the 911 GT2 RS but above the standard 911 GT3 RS. We're guessing that the sticker will fall somewhere close to $200,000 if/when it goes on sale in July 2011.



[Source: Teamspeed]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      This will be a beast. Both on the road and in the wallet.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good god
      • 4 Years Ago
      I am so NOT a Porsche guy, yet I LOVE this car.

      Damm, it is just all kinds of badass.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Best. Car. Ever.
      • 4 Years Ago
      500HP?? that's 125hp per liter! The s2000 came out with 120 hp per liter and I think that was the reccord to that time for an NA. But the 911 GTR RS! -this is on a whole new level.
        • 4 Years Ago
        serge,
        engines are one of the heaviest parts of a car. Having a smaller powertrain helps balance the weight.

        With this particular design, where the motor in the back, that's extremely important.

        It's not the end all be all of performance. It is a particular engineering problem that Porsche has an amazing answer to.
        • 4 Years Ago
        A 2005 Dodge viper has 500hp from an 8.3L V10. GM's Vette Z06 makes 505hp from a 7.0L V8. My point in the original comment was that it's a sheer marvel of technology in being able to produce a staggering 500hp from a 4.0L flat 6. Puts a Nissan 370Z's 3.7l V6 332hp in perspective....
        • 4 Years Ago
        Thank you spin cycle...

        @cdave
        Dude, if an engine has smaller displacement it doesn't mean it uses less fuel. The M3 is thirstier than a Camaro SS even though they both make over 400HP and the M3 engine displaces 2.3L less. A smaller displacement engine has to spin faster to make more power, and usually makes much less torque than a higher displacement engine.

        Anyway, it seems that like you guys don't really have a clue about how engines work. My point was not to put the car or the engine down in any way... in fact I think it's probably going to be the best production car ever made to take to a race track. I was just pointing out that the metric you used to measure this as a feat of engineering doesn't really say anything about the actual engineering.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Serge
        Isn't that theoretically the same efficiency? Spend twice the fuel to get twice as much power.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Even though this car is amazing and has the greatest 6-pot mill of them all... HP per Liter of displacement is one of the most pointless measurements of all time. A much better metric would be HP in relation to efficiency, size (physical) and weight.

        Let me give you an example: if engine X makes 100HP while achieving 200HP/L and 5MPG while engine Y makes 100HP with only 100HP/L and gets 10MPG... engine X is pretty stupid and pointless.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Dustin F:
        Displacement doesn't directly measure engine size or weight. That's was Serge's point.

        It's quite easy to make a higher displacement physically smaller and more fuel efficient. Sometimes with the same power output too.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "Dustin F:
        Displacement doesn't directly measure engine size or weight. That's was Serge's point."

        Can you show me where anyone said it 'directly' measured weight or size? The reason you used the qualifier 'directly' is probably because you recognize my point. You could also say an aluminum engine isn't necessarily lighter than a steel one, since density isn't a "direct" measurement of weight, but advances in materials or efficiency or many other areas are for a reason.

        What reason do you think Porsche wanted more output from a smaller engine?

        (shakes fist at internet)
        • 4 Years Ago
        @dustin

        I'm so tired of this "engine in the wrong place" thing. an engine in the front has more disadvantages than an engine in the back. a rear engine concept offers the most mechanical grip, the car's nose doesn't dive that much during braking and so on. why is the 911 the most successfull racecar in history?

        think about it for a little while.
      • 4 Years Ago
      that's amazing for an NA 4.0L 6 :O it was already my most desired supercar, now even more so!


      • 4 Years Ago
      IIRC the old GT3's 415 flat 6 held the record for most powerful 6. This has just shattered it.

      And holy Shute. Only car that can pull off red wheels, racing decals, and a giant wing and look good
        • 4 Years Ago
        Don't forget the lipstick. Such a purty mouf.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "Only car that can pull off red wheels, racing decals, and a giant wing and look good"

        Are you forgetting the Chrysler Sebring? F-150?

        Or need I even mention: http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o126/mr-lama/100_2202.jpg
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hey, where are all the people to condemn the red accents and red wheels of this car like they did with the boss Mustang? Sure, the Porsche has more cache but the idea is the same.
      • 4 Years Ago
      How cool, I can hang my laundry on the back to dry it while I drive.
      • 4 Years Ago
      500hp na flat-six motor gives me a 4.0L boner
      • 4 Years Ago
      WOW 500HP. Who needs a V8? :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      No replacement for displacement, eh Porsche?

      A 4.0L just seems like a travesty to me. You might as well have a V8 at that point.
        • 4 Years Ago
        why is that?

        chrysler has/had a 4.0 6 in their wrangler, atleast from what i saw here on the roads.



        • 4 Years Ago
        This isn't a frickin' Wrangler. It's a Porsche.

        They used to have 3.0L and 3.2L engines. Now it's up to 4.0L? I know it produces a lot of power, but why does the engine have to get 33% bigger? I just feels like Porsche is falling to the same thinking that in America produced muscle cars.

        This might be the largest (physical size, not displacement) 6-cylinder ever placed in a car. That just doesn't feel like Porsche to me.
        • 4 Years Ago
        This isn't a frickin' Wrangler. It's a Porsche.

        They used to have 3.0L and 3.2L engines. Now it's up to 4.0L? I know it produces a lot of power, but why does the engine have to get 33% bigger? I just feels like Porsche is falling to the same thinking that in America produced muscle cars.

        This might be the largest (physical size, not displacement) 6-cylinder ever placed in a car. That just doesn't feel like Porsche to me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      News to me....
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