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

Top speed

1/4 mile

Nurburgring time

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupé

Reasons to consider the
Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupé

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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Faster to 60mph 3 s vs 3.6 s More than 15% faster to 60mph
More torque 457 ft-lb @ 1,950 RPM vs 340 ft-lb @ 5,750 RPM Around 35% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster in the quarter mile 11.3 s vs 11.8 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Car-autoblog view of Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

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Way higher redline 8,500 RPM vs 7,000 RPM More than 20% more revs
Slightly more expensive sticker price $234k vs $191k Around 25% more expensive harder to own
Lighter curb weight 2,992 lb vs 3,462 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Great lap time on the 20.6km Nurburgring 7:27.0 vs 7:38.0 Almost the same

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

911 Turbo S Coupé  vs
GT3 RS 4.0 
Brand Porsche Porsche
Price 191,250 233,960
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.53 lb/hp 6.07 lb/hp
Maximum hp 530 HP @ 6,000 RPM 493 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 457 ft-lb @ 1,950 RPM 340 ft-lb @ 5,750 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM 8,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion rack&pinionVPAS

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 4,000 cc
Cylinders Flat 6 Flat 6
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 4 in / 3.1 in 4 in / 3.2 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

911 Turbo S Coupé  vs
GT3 RS 4.0 
Top speed 193 mph 192 mph
1/4 mile 11.3 s 11.8 s
0-60mph 3 s 3.6 s
20.6km nurburgring time 7:38.0 7:27.0

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD w/PSM, PTM RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Axle ratio 3.44:1 3.89:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,462 lb 2,992 lb
Width 72.9 in 72.9 in
Height 51.2 in 50.4 in
Length 175.2 in 175.6 in
Wheelbase 92.5 in 92.9 in
Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupé
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Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0
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