After all the rumors, speculations and leaks, Porsche today finally unveiled the new 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 – the hardest going 911 before you reach the $245,000 911 GT2 RS.
The track-inspired production 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is powered by a 4.0L flat 6-cylinder engine that uses forged pistons, the connecting rods are fashioned from titanium, and the crankshaft has been lifted unchanged from the 911 GT3 RSR race car. That allows it to push out 500-hp at 8,250 rpm with a maximum torque of 339 lb-ft at 5,750 rpm. The 911 GT3 RS 4.0′s power-to-weight ratio is 5.99 lbs/hp. All that power is transferred to the wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission allowing the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 to go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 193 mph. 0 to 124 mph comes in just under 12 seconds. Porsche says that the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 offers truly impressive performance and has lapped the famed Nurburgring-Nordschleife in 7 minutes and 27 seconds.
In addition to all that performance the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 also gets suspension upgrades and weight reduction thanks to standard lightweight components such as light but strong carbon fiber sport bucket seats, carbon fiber front fenders and luggage compartment lid, and weight-optimized carpets. With a full tank of fuel, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 weighs in at 2,998 pounds.
The 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is available in Carrara White as standard with a bunch of graphics, low ride-height, large rear wing with side plates, central twin tailpipe, and the aerodynamically optimized body.
Production of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 will be limited to just 600 units with prices starting at $185,000. Sales in the United States start in late 2011.
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- By: Omar Rana