2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Sounds Majestic: Video
Listening to the 911 GT3 RS in an official Porsche promotional video is a pretty good way to spend the time, but hearing it in the real world is on a whole other level. This is what happened to known car-spotted NM2255, who recently had the chance to be around a 911 GT3 RS in GT Silver Metallic. His encounter obviously resulted in a must-see video, as the Porsche driver frantically revved and briefly launched the car hard on more than one occasion.
Given the license plate, I suspect this is a press car and the driver is probably a Porsche test driver that was kind enough to do a couple of parking lot laps at full chat for the car-spotter. While the car doesn’t looks as glamorous as in the official Porsche videos, its hair-raising exhaust note more than makes up for it.
As a refresher, the 911 GT3 RS is powered by a 4.0-liter flat-six that delivers 500 horsepower at a stratospheric 8,250 rpm and 339 pound-feet of torque. Sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed, dual-clutch, transmission and a limited-slip differential, those numbers are enough to catapult the model from 0-62 mph in just 3.3 seconds. The 911 GT3 is more than some dry performance figures though, and the video above gives a small taste of what is like to be in the presence of such a special car. The only thing missing was probably a bit of paint detailing or a good car wash to enhance the look of that silver paint.