2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 – Click above to watch the video after the jump

The 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 certainly has the stats of a kick-ass track car. Who can argue with a naturally aspirated, 4.0-liter flat-six with 500 horsepower, an 8,250 rpm redline and a Nürburgring time of 7:27? Just as exciting is the fact that the GT3 RS 4.0 weighs only 2,998 pounds soaking wet, thanks to a host of weight-saving measures like light-weight carpet and scads of carbon fiber. And when was the last time you saw a street-legal production car with front dive plates for added down-force?

You know what else we like? Video of the GT3 RS 4.0 on the track. After the jump is video of the 997 911's final iteration tearing up the Porsche development test track in Germany. While you're watching, you can also learn more about the 4.0 from Porsche GT boss Andreas Preuninger. It's too bad that we're only $184,948 short of the GT3 RS 4.0's starting price of $185k, because we'd sure like to be one of the 600 owners to have this 911 in our long-term garage. Hit the jump to enjoy the sights and sounds.



[Source: YouTube]



I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 33 Comments
      poppopeyes
      • 3 Years Ago
      500 hp from a NA six cylinder? that's crazy.
      cullinaire
      • 3 Years Ago
      Mr. Preuninger a year from now: This is probably the best GT3 RS we've ever made. It's gonna be a classic. Mr. Preuninger two years from now: This is probably the best GT3 RS we've ever made. It's gonna be a classic. And he'll probably be right.
      032
      • 3 Years Ago
      All I can say is.... WOW!
      Joey Chen
      • 3 Years Ago
      Amazing car!!!
      kkakear
      • 3 Years Ago
      You have 52 bucks in your pocket? What, are you single? I haven't had $52 bucks in my wallet since I have been married.
        bobmarley
        • 3 Years Ago
        @kkakear
        LOL! As a fellow maried man I can totally relate...so true!
      Kyle James Dahms
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car makes my manhood tingle in a good way :P
      LifeLongCarGuy
      • 3 Years Ago
      The GT3 gets better every year. This 4.0 LE is an animal! At 600 copies Porsche will see every last one. I hope Top Gear can get their hands on one of these.
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      Blue
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car's layout is pushing **** uphill. I get it, it's unique, but having the engine there is ridiculous. I'd always take a Cayman over a 911, in terms of layout.
      racecarstar
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cool stro bro, but the Nissan GTR did the Nürburgring in 7:26.7.
        Zeer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @racecarstar
        Cool story bro, but the Viper ACR lapped the 'Ring 7:22.1. And I'd still take the 4.0 over both vehicles.
      Kennyboy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is it faster than 2012 GTR?
        Varcity
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kennyboy
        I gave you a thumbs up accidentally, i hope you were being sarcastic.
        Vitor Santos
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kennyboy
        who cares? the gt-r might even be faster, but i don't believe it's as fun as this
        TangoR34
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kennyboy
        Faster? Don't know. More special? Definitely. And I'll have a GT3 one day as well as an R34:D
      taipeileviathan
      • 3 Years Ago
      hmm... for not a lot more, i'd take the R8 GT over this.
    • Load More Comments