At this week’s Geneva Motor Show, Porsche took the covers off the 2019 911 GT3 RS featuring an enhanced, race-focused suspension that’s charged with taming the most powerful naturally aspirated engine that’s ever landed inside a road-legal 911. In the RS, it churns out 520 horsepower and 346 lb.-ft. of torque and can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds, shaving off .2 seconds from the current GT3 that has the same engine and one-tenth of a second faster than the previous 911 GT3 RS. Expect track speed to top out at 193 mph with help from a race-bred chassis that features tech derived from motorsport.
Technology derived from motorsport ensures that the chassis offers exceptional driving dynamics. Standard elements include Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), active engine mounts, rear axle steering, and the fully variable electronic locking rear differential with Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV+). And if all that isn’t enough, you can opt for the optional Weissach package to drop even more pounds. With this package, the front and rear sway bars and coupling rods, vehicle roof, steering wheel trim, and shift paddles on the steering wheel are all made of carbon fiber, reducing the weight by roughly 13 pounds. Optional forged magnesium wheels, weighing around 25 pounds less than the standard wheels, are available as well in conjunction with the Weissach package.
Priced at $187,500, Porsche‘s new 2019 911 GT3 RS can be ordered now and will reach dealers in the Fall. For now, you can see more of it in the gallery up top.