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2022 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Porsche is hard at work on the more track-focused Porsche 911 GT3 RS (992)

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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 01/10/2022: The upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 RS was caught testing again, this time on the roads around Weissach. Check out the story for new details on the future sports car!

Drivetrain & Performance

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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.

Design

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The Porsche 911 GT3 RS has always been the closest thing to a racecar for the road. It pretty much is one. As with other generations before it, the most obvious thing is the crazy aero. Gigantic air vents on the front fenders and a rear wing stolen from a Porsche racecar. And all of that in combination with a wide body.

The car features almost no camouflage, which reveals almost everything we need to know about the car. 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.

That said, the latest footage reveals the final prototype car, with a number plate ending with 4009. We spotted a few differences compared to prototypes 4001 and 4008. First up, car 4008 featured additional aero bits at the rear section of the roof, presumably to increase downforce even further and channel more air towards the rear wing. Car 4009, however, does away with them. In addition, car 4001 seems to have a different rear wing, with slightly more pronounced swan necks, while 4008 and 4009 feature a slightly different design with an additional flap.

Price

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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.

Conclusion

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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. With all that being said, test prototype 4009 seems to be representing the final version of the car.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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