Road Tests Real world tests of 911 GT3 vs GT2 RS

0-60mph

Top speed

911 GT2 RS
204 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Nurburgring time

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Porsche 911 GT3

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Way higher redline 8,500 RPM vs 6,800 RPM 25% more revs
Car-autoblog view of Porsche 911 GT2 RS

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Has an air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None About half of supercars have an air compressor
More torque 518 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM vs 318 ft-lb @ 6,250 RPM Around 65% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 612 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 429 HP @ 7,600 RPM Around 45% stronger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 11 s vs 11.8 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 100mph 6.5 s vs 8.2 s More than 20% faster to 100mph
Faster top speed 204 mph vs 195 mph 9 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More expensive sticker price $246k vs $112k Around 2.2x more expensive harder to own
Faster to 200kph 9.4 s vs 12.3 s Around 25% faster to 200kph
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 7:24.0 vs 7:40.0 Around 5% great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

911 GT3  vs
GT2 RS 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 112,200 245,950
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2009 2010
City mileage 14 MPG 15 MPG
Highway mileage 21 MPG 22 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.06 lb/hp 4.92 lb/hp
Maximum hp 429 HP @ 7,600 RPM 612 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Maximum torque 318 ft-lb @ 6,250 RPM 518 ft-lb @ 5,500 RPM
Max RPM 8,500 RPM 6,800 RPM
Engine placement Rear Rear
Weight distribution 39%/61% 39%/61%
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 3,600 cc
Cylinders I6 Flat 6
Air compressor None Twin turbocharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 4 in / 3 in 3.94 in / 3.01 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

911 GT3  vs
GT2 RS 
Top speed 195 mph 204 mph
1/4 mile 11.8 s 11 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 3.7 s
0-100mph 8.2 s 6.5 s
0-200kph 12.3 s 9.4 s
20.6km nurburgring time 7:40.0 7:24.0
Hockenheim short lap time 1:10.40 1:08.40

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/PSM RWD w/PSM, LSD
Shift system Manual Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 3.82:1
2: 2.26:1
3: 1.64:1
4: 1.29:1
5: 1.06:1
6: 0.92:1
Axle ratio 3.44:1 3.44:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 14.96 in Disc Brembo 14.96 in Disc
Rear brakes 13.78 in Disc Brembo 13.78 in Disc
Front wheels 483/? 216 483/? 19
Rear wheels 483/? 305 483/? 19

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,027 lb 3,014 lb
Width 2.8 in 72.9 in
Height 2 in 58.3 in
Length 6.9 in 175.9 in
Front track width 2.3 in 59.4 in
Wheelbase 3.6 in 92.5 in
Porsche 911 GT3 (997 Mk2)
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