Sacrilege! That's a term that comes to our mind when we think of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS. After all, when was the last time you saw the letters "R" and "S" plastered on the rear wheel arch of a 911? And that too in funky orange lettering for chrissakes. The RS we remember had the red band running across the bottom part of the car with the words RS on the doors. Now that is what we call and RS!
But hey, we still aren't complaining, because, technically, it still has got everything right. For starters, the engine has been upgraded like the 911 Turbo - from 3600cc to 3800cc. Power is now up to 450 bhp - some 15 bhp up on the regular GT3. Weight saving measures include a lighter-by-10kg lithium ion battery and lighter alloy-ed 19-inch wheels, running 245 section tyres at the front and 325 section at the rear.
Porsche have also made changes to the suspension system (PASM) to account for the change in track, with the addition of a new carbon fibre wing and titanium exhaust. Shorter ratios for the gearbox than the GT3 are bound to make it quicker off-the-line. Which can only be good news, except that it's heading rather quickly to the Frankfurt Motor Show reveal.