Porsche 911 GT3 RS Testing At Nardo: Video
Having already seen the brand-new 911 GT3 RS in all its splendor at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show earlier this week, I was already looking forward for the obligatory track videos to start hitting the Interwebz. Fortunately, it didn’t take long for the first footage to go up on Porsche’s official YouTube account, and we can finally have a glimpse of Stuttgart’s latest road-legal race car being put through its paces on a closed course. The bad news is the video above wasn’t filmed at the Nurburgring, as many of you probably expected, but on Volkswagen’s very own Nardo test track. I’m not complaining though, as I’m sure there’s more where this came from and we’ll be seeing the GT3 RS being hooned around various tracks soon enough.
Meanwhile, Porsche asked factory driver Brendon Hartley to take the RS out for a spin while also showcasing some of the vehicle’s features. The script is a bit sentimental as it shows an enthusiastic Hartley documenting his first encounter with the RS, but the six-minute video has enough track action to make it worth watching. At least the music isn’t loud enough to cover the awesome soundtrack of the naturally aspirated, 4.0-liter, inline-six powerplant.
As a brief reminder, the new GT3 RS packs 500 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque, which is identical to the 997-generation GT3 RS 4.0. However, the new RS is 0.6 second quicker to 60 mph due to improved underpinnings and a lighter curb weight.