Road Tests Real world tests of 911 GT3 RS 4.0 vs Carrera 4S Coupé

Top speed

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

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More powerful engine 493 HP @ 8,250 RPM vs 400 HP @ 7,400 RPM Around 25% stronger engine
Slightly more expensive sticker price $234k vs $106k Around 2.2x more expensive harder to own
Higher redline 8,500 RPM vs 7,800 RPM Around 10% more revs
Front view of Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupé

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Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupé

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TwinRev is not aware of any important advantages of the 911 Carrera 4S Coupé vs the 911 GT3 RS 4.0.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

911 GT3 RS 4.0  vs
Carrera 4S Coupé 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 233,960 105,630
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2012
City mileage 16 MPG 19 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 26 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain RWD AWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7
Axle ratio 3.89:1 3.44:1

engine

Displacement 4,000 cc 3,800 cc
Cylinders Flat 6 Flat 6
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12.6:1 12.5:1
Bore/stroke 4 in / 3.2 in 4.02 in / 3.05 in
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

911 GT3 RS 4.0  vs
Carrera 4S Coupé 
Top speed 192 mph 185 mph
1/4 mile 11.8 s 12 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 3.7 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.07 lb/hp 7.96 lb/hp
Maximum hp 493 HP @ 8,250 RPM 400 HP @ 7,400 RPM
Maximum torque 340 ft-lb @ 5,750 RPM 325 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM
Max RPM 8,500 RPM 7,800 RPM
Steering system rack&pinionVPAS Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 14.96 in Disc Disc
Rear brakes 13.78 in Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 229 508/? 216
Rear wheels 483/? 305 508/? 279

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,992 lb 3,186 lb
Width 72.9 in 72.9 in
Height 50.4 in 51 in
Length 175.6 in 176.8 in
Front track width 59.4 in 60.6 in
Wheelbase 92.9 in 96.5 in
Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0
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Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupé
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