Porsche’s 911 line-up is known as one of the longest running line-up of cars in the history of the automotive industry. The signature look of this line-up is a 2-door coupe, rear mid-engine car and was one of first to capitalize on this setup. It was first built in 1968 and was simply called the “Porsche 911”. Cars like the Porsche Turbo S, Porsche Cayman/Cayman S, Porsche Carrera/Carrera S, Porsche 911R, Porsche GT3 & GT2 etc. were all launched under the 911 brand. However, none of the above have done quiet as well as this…
This is the “2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS”, the car that is used as a benchmark for some of the world’s best and most exciting cars. As world renowned car journalist and Top Gear host Chris Harris once said, “The 911 GT3 RS is one of the best cars Porsche has built…..EVER.”
The bodywork of the 2018 GT3 RS is a massive leap from its previous generations. Air vents on the front fenders allow smoother air flow over the car, massive air ducts in the rear fender which have been split into two. The upper half directs air into the engine bay to cool the engine and the lower half direct air to the brakes to prevent the brake rotors from absolutely melting under intense breaking. The GT3 RS comes standard with a massive rear wing which has been redesigned for the 2018 model year along with the redesigned rear diffuser and “twin-titanium” exhaust pipes.
Its interiors haven’t changed much from its previous generation. The steering wheel is taken right out the 918 Spyder, a few areas covered in alcantara to make the interior more luxurious. It comes standard with carbon fibre racing seats and an analogue gauge cluster.
Being the best 911 ever made Porsche knew they had to do something new for the 2018 GT3 RS. This car is powered by an updated 4.0-litre Flat-Six engine producing 520hp and 346 lb-ft of torque which doesn’t seem like much by today’s standards. But considering that the engine is mated to Porsche’s 7-speed PDK transmission and the fact that it can do 0-60 kmph in 3 secs flat the power figures of this car seem to be more than enough. The entire Porsche 911 GT3 RS line-up is also said to have one of the best sounding engines ever produced.
Porsche has some serious work ahead of them as the “2018 Porsche GT3 RS” will be competing against the likes of the “Lamborghini Huracan Performante”, “Mercedes AMG GT R” and the “Ferrari 488 Pista”. However, by now Porsche has probably perfected the 911 GT3 RS formula and the car that has set the benchmark for all sports cars around the world at its best is most likely to blow away the competition.
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