Porsche 911 GT3 RS Has 500-HP 4.0-Liter Engine
To help save weight, many parts of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS are made from carbon fiber: The front fenders, the rear engine cover, the “frunk” trunklid, the fixed rear wing, and the bucket seats. The roof panel is made from magnesium, and the doors have “lightweight” interior panels with fabric loops inside of plastic grab handles. Visual flair includes silver seatbelts, assorted “GT3 RS” badges, a GT3 RS-specific Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, and tinted taillights. The car also has a “Pit Speed” button on the steering wheel that, like in a race car, can temporarily limit the car’s velocity, such as when entering or exiting a track.
The options list includes a Clubsport package that’s meant for hardcore track users. It features a roll cage, wiring preparation for a battery cut-off switch, a six-point racing harness and HANS brace connector for the driver, and a fire extinguisher. Experience with past iterations of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS suggests that pack won’t be offered in the U.S. market.
Look for the Porsche 911 GT3 RS to make its official debut at the upcoming 2015 Geneva auto show.