Want a Porsche that doubles up as a sports car? Your decision to wait has ultimately borne fruit with the all new 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Porsche, always known for its luxury beasts on the road has brought this as a pleasant surprise for all those who want something suave and beautiful on the racing tracks. The marque rides on rear tires which are as wide as the 918 Spyder hyper-hybrid. The 21 inch rear wheels fills up the well nicely. Apart from this, what one definitely should be on the look out for in this Porsche model are the towering rear wing and front fender-top louvers that makes the car a racer of the tracks in all sense of the term.
This Porsche model brings together all that is good about the Porsche. So, the buyer might be impressed to find that this Porsche has the Turbo’s wide rear flanks with an additional aerodynamic and trick material accouterments. As far as the price is concerned, the RS is nearly $50,000 more than the standard GT3. The feasible question is would any buyer go to the extent of investing more for a mere extra 25 horsepower? In the real world, it might not be a good decision but when it comes to the all new Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the little extra actually does not give you a pocket pinch. It is a worthy investment once you see the single run upto it’s 8800-rpm red-line.
However, when it comes to Porsche lovers in Greensboro, NC. They are not simply going to buy it for the engine enhancements it promises. This Porsche model is all wrapped in some expensive pieces. Take the word from a technician at any of the Porsche repair service centers in Greensboro and they are all in awe with the engine cover, the front fenders, and the trunk lid all of which, are rendered in carbon fiber. Going to the top, this Porsche model has a one-millimeter thick sheet of magnesium that makes the roof. This makes the marque a lot lighter, nearly by two and a half pounds which the manufacturer of the marque claims would have been a lot heavier if the roof was all aluminum. It is also lighter by 28 ounces than a carbon fiber roof. The end result of all this? Porsche has finally managed to lose nearly 22 pounds on the body panel in comparison to the GT3. A great achievement one must say when the Porsche 911 GT3 RS carries around a wider rear end.
This feature however is in no way successful in taking the limelight away from this Porsche race car in Greensboro. The car still shows off a NAV system, stereo and air conditioning. The adjustable pit-lane speed function and straps in the place of indoor door handles can be a bit stark but the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission overpowers all of that. Also, the dual clutch makes it faster just as a racing car should be.
The all new Porsche 911 GT3 RS is therefore all about letting the driver have fun. As a racer of the tracks, the car has got to prove certain points and not surprisingly, this Porsche proves its worthiness in all aspects. The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a rock solid car. It is stable while promising neutral handling and a concrete grip of the Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires. The manufacturer points out the capability of the big front splinter and louvered front fenders to deliver nearly 243 pounds of down force at 186 mph. The rear wing of the car can deliver nearly 485 pounds of downward pressure, again at the same speed.
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS also boasts of GT3 spec springs and anti-roll bars with returned electronically controlled dampers. The front suspension is easily adjustable for caster, camber and ride height; so are the front and rear anti-roll bars. There is more; but then, it is better to discover it with a test drive.
On road, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is not a disappointment either. Once the driver has a complete feel of the car, the drive will be a very smooth one. Not for once does this Porsche Greensboro makes one feel harsh or irritated. Doing justice to its make, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is the best example of a road and race track runner.