Porsche is hard at work on the more track-focused Porsche 911 GT3 RS (992)by Dim Angelov, on LISTEN 04:04
With the “regular” 911 (992) GT3 out and official, all eyes are now headed towards the GT3 RS. As expected, the more hardcore version of the already hardcore GT3 will feature more of everything - except for the weight, of which it will have less. The most important thing is that the latest most track-focused normally-aspirated 911 is underway, and here’s what we can expect.
Updated 09/24/2021: The upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 RS was caught testing again, this time on the roads around the Nürburgring as well as on the track. Check out the story for new details on the future sports car!
2022 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Drivetrain & Performance
Naturally, the high-revving 4.0-liter normally-aspirated flat-six will be even more powerful than the standard GT3, which has 503 horsepower (375 kilowatts) at 9,000 RPM and 347 pound-feet (470 Nm) at 6,100 RPM. In the 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the 4.0-liter flat-six will produce between 540 and 580 horsepower. Torque is expected to be around 347 to 369 pound-feet (470 – 500 Nm).
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS has always been the closest thing to a street-legal track weapon.
Since lap times are what counts on a racetrack, the GT3 RS will come with the PDK gearbox only.
Nevertheless, it is expected to be slightly quicker to 62 mph (100 km/h) than the “normal” 911 GT3’s 3.4-second (3.9 with the manual) time. However, the extra aero bits might create more drag, thus slowing the car down at high speeds. On the other side, this will, no doubt, result in better lateral acceleration, thus allowing the rear-engine track weapon to carry a lot more speed through the corners.
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS has always been the closest thing to a racecar for the road. Essentially, it pretty much is one. As with other generations before it, the most obvious thing is the crazy aero. Gigantic air vents in the front hood and a rear wing stolen from a Porsche racecar. And all of that in combination with a wide body.
Although there’s still a lot of camouflage, we can tell that, just like previous 911 GT3 RS models, the 992 will have additional air extractors on the front and rear fenders. The most distinctive feature is the even bigger bi-plane rear wing with swan necks.
We know that the Porsche 911 (992) GT3 RS will be more expensive than the regular 911 GT3, just like it has always been. We know that the regular 992 GT3 starts at $143,600 in the U.S. and €167,518 in Europe. If we use the European prices for the previous generations, we can get an idea of how much more the GT3 RS will cost.
In Europe, the 991.2 GT3 RS had a starting price of €195,137, while the regular GT3 cost €152,416. With this in mind, we can expect the 992 GT3 RS to cost around €205,000 in Europe and $195,000 in the US.
With the latest 991 GT3 RS underway, the Porsche 992 will have a complete portfolio. That is if we don’t count the 991 GT2, which might appear in the 992’s last production year as a very limited version. Regardless, this will be the most hardcore normally-aspirated Porsche 911 and, possibly, the last one without a hybrid powertrain. With that being said, there are indications that the GT3 RS might get slightly delayed since Porsche apparently has problems with getting the engine certified for emissions. Whether that is the case, remains to be seen.