Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 

  • $234k built in Germany
  • 2011
  • 493 HP 4.0L
  • 192 mph
Long a Porsche hallmark is excellent steering, as well as the concerto of mechanical interconnectedness that makes the GT2 a delight to drive.
by Car and Driver (Aug, 2010)
In terms of handling it is noticeably sharper in its responses (and it was hardly sluggish before), but the ride remains utterly composed.
by EVO (Jun, 2011)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

0-60mph

911 GT3 RS 4.0
3.6 s

Top speed

911 GT3 RS 4.0
192 mph
Rt 12 R
229 mph
Carrera GT
205 mph

0-100mph

911 GT3 RS 4.0
7.8 s
911 GT2 RS
6.5 s

1/4 mile

911 GT3 RS 4.0
11.8 s
Rt 12 R
10.8 s

Nurburgring time

911 GT3 RS 4.0
7:27.0

Data points Key details of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

Price

911 GT3 RS 4.0
$234k
Carrera GT
$440k
Rt 12 R
$365k

Number built

911 GT3 RS 4.0
600 cars
Carrera GT
1,270 cars

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Performance

The result is a solid 500 horsepower at 8250 rpm (and an eyebrow-raising 125 horses per liter), with 339 pound-feet of torque available at 5750 rpm and a power-to-weight ratio of 5.99 lbs/hp..
by MotorTrend
There is no twitchiness or demonic behavior as with previous hard-core 911s, as long as you’re pointed straight before you pin the throttle.
by Car and Driver (Jul, 2011)
That huge tail wing is the same as the 3.8's, but angled more steeply for extra downforce.
by MotorTrend

Powertrain

The car is, natürlich, fitted only with a six-speed manual transmission, which has gear ratios specifically designed for track work.
by MotorTrend
With 493bhp, it’s got the most powerful normally aspirated engine ever to be fitted to a 911.
by EVO (Jun, 2011)
The engine is has dynamic adaptive mounts, computer-controlled to lock the engine/trans unit near solidly to the shell in hard corners.
by MotorTrend

Engine

It’s a welcome sound overlaid by a 23.2-psi peak hurricane of boost, an increase of 2.9 psi.
by Car and Driver (Aug, 2010)
The engine is a port-injected, 3.6-liter flat-six from the Le Mans–winning GT1 race car of the late ’90s, with a pair of variable-geometry turbochargers huffing a maximum of 23.2 psi of boost into the combustion chambers.
by Car and Driver (Jul, 2011)
How much more can Porsche possibly extract from its rear-engine stalwart?
by Car and Driver (Aug, 2010)

Handling

The front and rear tires are larger and 55 pounds of stuff irrelevant to diving fast has been disposed of.
by MotorTrend
In terms of suspension, it has unique spring, damper, toe and camber settings along with rose joints, and thanks to the liberal use of carbon it has less weight to deal with - just 1360kg - barely any more than the racers.
by EVO (Jun, 2011)
Based as it is on the already stellar GT3 RS, the precision and feel of the GT2’s chassis is sublime, what with its minimal, 3085-pound curb weight and sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup rubber, 245/35-19 in front and 325/30-19 at the rear.
by Car and Driver (Jul, 2011)

Air compressor

We were just waiting for a narrow-body 2WD Turbo Targa Orange Stripe edition.
by MotorTrend
While all mainstream 911s now have an entirely different flat-six (even the Turbo does since the 997 phase 2), Porsche Motorsport's Mezger motor powers the GT3 and GT2s, and the track 911s.
by MotorTrend
Weight was pulled from throughout the car, with a total saving of about 70 pounds compared with the GT3 RS and 400 or so relative to the Turbo S. Some of the more notable lightening bits include a single-mass flywheel, a carbon-fiber hood and front fenders (the latter a $6840 option), various aluminum suspension bits, lighter springs, single-lug wheels, an optional lithium-ion battery ($1700), less sound-deadening material, carbon-fiber racing seats, and polycarbonate rear and rear-side windows.
by Car and Driver (Jul, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Porsche
Price $233,960
Type of car Production car
Year 2011
City mileage 16 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG
Number built 600 cars

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.07 lb/hp
Maximum hp 493 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 340 ft-lb @ 5,750 RPM
Max RPM 8,500 RPM
Engine placement Rear
Steering system rack&pinionVPAS

engine

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

road tests

Top speed 192 mph
1/4 mile 11.8 s
0-60mph 3.6 s
0-100mph 7.8 s
0-200kph 11.5 s
20.6km nurburgring time 7:27.0
Hockenheim short lap time 1:09.50

transmission

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

suspension, wheels & brakes

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

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,992 lb
Width 72.9 in
Height 50.4 in
Length 175.6 in
Front track width 59.4 in
Wheelbase 92.9 in
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