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August 14, 2023

Porche 911 GT3 RS Now In The Philippines

After opening order books last year, Porsche Philippines has announced that stocks of its most extreme road-legal car—the 911 GT3 RS have arrived.

The highly venerated 992-generation of the legendary 911 sportscar now gets a high-revving naturally aspirated engine with a lightweight structure, track-focused cooling, and cutting-edge aerodynamics directly honed from the company’s 911 GT3 R racecar.

Like in the Le Mans-winning 911 RSR and 911 GT3 R, a centrally mounted radiator sits in the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS’s nose. The layout replaces the three-radiator arrangement in previous 911 GT3 RS models, freeing up space on the sides to allow for improved active aerodynamic elements.

In front of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a splitter sending airflow over and underneath the car. Side blades direct air outwards. At the rear is a swan-neck-supported rear wing made up of a fixed main wing and another hydraulically adjustable one. The top edge of this wing is slightly higher than the car’s roof.

Airflow redirected upwards at the front of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS exits via louvered openings behind the front wheels, reducing pressure in the wheel arches. Cooling air coming into the radiator flows out through large nostrils on the hood. Fins on the roof direct the air outwards, ensuring cooler intake temperatures at the rear. Rear wheel arches have intakes and side blades to control airflow. More fins at the bottom of the car redirect air away from the car while a diffuser cleans the airflow exiting the car.

Highlighting the cabin of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS are the four rotary knobs and the DRS button on steering wheel. The knobs allow three driving modes to be selected — Normal, Sport, Track. Car information can be called on the two seven-inch monitors while the gearshift indicators are placed on both sides of the analog tachometer.

Propelling the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated engine outputting 525 horsepower, thanks to new camshafts, a single-throttle intake system, and a rigid valve drive. Matched to the engine is a seven-speed PDK with a shorter gear ratio. These let the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS to accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, and to reach a top speed of 296 km/h in seventh gear.

The doors, front fenders, roof, and hood of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS are made from lightweight CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) components, allowing the car to weigh in at only 1,450 kilograms. The standard full bucket seats, along with other interior pieces, are made from CFRP as well.

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