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autoviva2011-04-29 16:10:11

Porsche launches limited edition 911 GT3 RS 4.0

Porsche launches limited edition 911 GT3 RS 4.0

As the current generation of the 911 enters its final laps, Porsche continues to unveil new limited editions of the model. This time, the German brand presents the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 which combines in a road car all the racing attributes that have made the 911 GT3 a major winner on track.

Limited to 600 units, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is filled with pedigree motorsport technology starting with its six cylinder engine, with the crankshaft coming directly from the 911 GT3 RSR, forged pistons’ and connecting rods fashioned from titanium.

With four-litre displacement the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 engine becomes the biggest ever on the 911 model line and also the most powerful naturally aspirated engine with 125 hp/litre (92 kW). It produces a maximum 500hp at 8.250rpm and maximum torque of 460Nm at 5750rpm.

Able to sprint from 0 to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 reaches the 200km/h mark in under 12 seconds thanks to its gear designed for racing. With impressive performance this limited edition makes it round the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 7:27 minutes.

For the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 to reach this level of performance Porsche used suspension components typically encountered in motor racing but also focused on weight reduction. Thanks to the use of light weight components such as bucket seats, bonnet and front wings made of carbon fibre, plastic rear windows and weight-optimised carpets, the limited edition weights 1,360 kilograms with a full tank of fuel. At 2.72 kg/hp, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0’s power-to-weight ratio goes below the threshold of 3 kilograms per hp.

In order to emphasize its proximity to motor racing, the GT3 RS 4.0 has been painted in white as standard. The limited edition’s trademark characteristics include the wide track, the low vehicle position, the large rear wing with adapted side plates, the typical central twin tailpipe and the aerodynamically optimised body. Making a first appearance on a production Porsche are the lateral front air deflection vanes, which testify to the aerodynamic precision engineering.

911 Gen.5911 Gen.5
911 GT3 RS 4.0911 GT3 RS 4.0
Flat 6
244 cu in
Top Speed
193 mph
6, Manual
Maximum power
500 hp @ 8250 rpm
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel consumption (combined)
17.04 US MPG
$ 257.554
* based on United Kingdom prices
annual ownership cost
$ 4.268


Oh boy, drooling over my keyboard. Should be even lighter though!
28.04.2011 @ 11:06
Must resist the urge to sell my organs to buy...
03.05.2011 @ 22:41
Kidneys have redundancy... :-)
05.05.2011 @ 19:29
How many 911 have I seen this past year. Like 100 maybe? I want the new one to arrive already.
06.05.2011 @ 15:42


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