The Porsche 911 GT3 RS - a street legal racing machine

Few people would disagree that a 911 Porsche is almost always an object of desire. A rapid 911 Porsche is even more desirable. Now, what happens when you take a practically race-spec 911 Porsche and give it a touch of nostalgia? The result can only be a truly amazing beast. 

Like its ancestor, the 1973 911 Carrera RS, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is modified to serve as a homologation model for racing. The GT3 RS takes the standard GT3 but goes that little bit further in purifying it to purpose for motorsport.

Designed to be the supreme rear-veer impel sports car, the RS skin a bespoke account of the GT3′s 3.8-liter boxer engine. Peak yield climbs to 450 hp, which is 15 hp more than the Porsche GT3. Backed up by a six-speed manual transmission with a short-throw gear lever, the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS can accelerate from 0-62 m/h in four seconds, before sprinting to 195 mph.

Other performance tweaks include a wider front and rear stalk, a revised specially set-up Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system and the active engine mounts (Porsche Active Drivetrain Mounts – PADM) that change their stiffness and damping effect to resist the movement of the drivetrain in the bodyshell, and elective lithium-ion series.

With such pedigree and mouth-watering engineering you’d hope this street legal racing machine would have stunning looks to accompany.  The designers at Porsche don’t disappoint. The 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS features a single two-tone paint ruse, complete fender flares, 19-inch wheels, an axis-mounted titanium exhaust order, and a heavy carbon-strand rear wing.

All in all, it’s the kind of car you won’t want to go simply from A to B, but rather go from A round the houses passing B and then perhaps back to A before you decide when it’s time to go back to B.