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Video: Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 UK Preview Event 27
Jul
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, porsche, Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0, video on 07 27th, 2011

“The most hardcore street legal 911 yet” is how Porsche describes the new 911 GT3 RS 4.0 and we would have to agree sole heartedly. The latest 997 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is truly a modern marvel with 500 horsepower and 336 ft-lbs. of torque coming from a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat 6-cylinder engine. That is 125 horsepower per liter.

Power is directed to the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual sport transmission, the way it should be. The new 911 GT3 RS 4.0 weighs in at just 2,998 pounds and should reach 60 mph in 3.9 seconds or less.

A total of 600 units will be produced at a price of around $185,000. Check out the latest preview video of the new 911 GT3 RS 4.0 below.

[source: Porsche]



Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 Official (Video) 30
Apr
Posted by Alex Ion in 911 GT3 RS 4.0, Automotive News, porsche, Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 on 04 30th, 2011

Porsche has officially announced the 911 GT3 RS 4.0. The new machine is said to come featured with the best attributes that helps it make it big on the race track. The highlights sound impressive and will definitely yield remarkable performance.


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The power is extracted from the naturally-aspirated 4.0 liter engine. It is considered to be the biggest engine ever to be incorporated in a Porsche that figure around125 hp/liter (92 kW). This engine has been adopted from the 911 GT3 RSR racing model. The engine produces a total output of 500 PS (368 kW / 493 hp). This leads to a transmission of six-speed sport gearbox. The car does the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint in only 3.9 seconds

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 will be a limited edition of just 600 units, said the manufacturer. The vehicle will go on sale in Germany and UK in July. It will be available for price starting at 178,596 Euro inclusive of 19 per cent value added tax.



2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 Details & Images Officially Revealed 28
Apr
Posted by Larry in 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0, Automotive, featured, News, porsche, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 on 04 28th, 2011

After the speculations and image leak, Porsche has finally revealed the new 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 Limited Edition.

As you already guessed the obvious, the new 911 GT3 RS 4.0 features a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six. The architecture from the new 4.0-liter was taken from the GT3 RSR racecar incorporating titanium connecting rods, forged pistons and virtually the same crankshaft found in the RSR. The new 911 GT3 RS 4.0 will be Porsche’s most powerful naturally aspirated street 911 with 500 horsepower at 8,250 rpm and 339 pound-feet of torque at 5,750 rpm.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 has a light-weight body, at 2,998 pounds, resulting from several carbon fiber bits down to weight-optimized carpets lining the luggage compartment. This will allow the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 to hit 60mph in 3.8 seconds (more than likely another conservative figure from Porsche) and top out at 193 mph.

To keep things proper, a 6-speed manual transmission will be the only choice to direct power to the rear wheels. And that is the way it should be; Thanks Porsche!

To complete things, the Limited Edition 911 GT3 RS 4.0 will come standard in the white paint color as seen in the official images with new innovative air deflection vanes on both sides of the front bumper for added stability and an additional (up to) 426 pounds of downforce.

Only 600 fine examples of the all-new 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 will be produced this year for a price of $185,000. That price will get you a vehicle that can lap the Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 27 seconds which places it as one of the fastest for a production vehicle.

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Full 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 Press Release

Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0: Biggest 911 Engine Ever Offered

Limited-edition car is packed with motorsport technology

ATLANTA – April 28, 2011 — The 911 GT3 RS, one of Porsche’s most popular, coveted and successful track-inspired production cars, has been given a final, thrilling injection of thoroughbred motorsport technology resulting in the 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0. Limited to 600 vehicles worldwide, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 brings together in a sports car the attributes that have made the Porsche 911 GT3 a consistent winner on the race track.

The motorsport-derived 4.0-liter engine, already the highest displacement 911 engine ever, also features the highest per-liter output — 125 horsepower (hp) per liter — from a naturally aspirated Porsche flat-six engine. The engine uses forged pistons, the connecting rods are fashioned from titanium, and the crankshaft has been lifted unchanged from the 911 GT3 RSR race car. It achieves its maximum power of 500 hp at 8,250 rpm. Maximum torque of 339 ft/lbs is reached at 5,750 rpm.

The 911 GT3 RS 4.0 offers truly impressive performance, lapping the famed Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 7 minutes and 27 seconds. Available exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 sprints from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.8 seconds, and with its gearing designed for the race circuit it reaches the 124 mph mark on the race track in under 12 seconds.

The 911 GT3 RS 4.0′s outstanding driving dynamics come from numerous, meticulously coordinated details. In addition to using suspension components typically encountered in motor racing, weight reduction is also of supreme importance. Equipped as standard with lightweight components such as light but strong carbon fiber sport bucket seats, carbon fiber front fenders and luggage compartment lid, and weight-optimized carpets, the two-seater’s ready-for-action weight is just 2,998 lbs with a full fuel tank. The 911 GT3 RS 4.0′s power-to-weight ratio is 5.99 lbs/hp.

This limited edition 911 is painted Carrara White as standard and emphasizes its proximity to motor racing by its dynamic appearance. Signature characteristics are the wide track, the low vehicle position, the large rear wing with side plates, central twin tailpipe, and the aerodynamically optimized body. Air deflection vanes mounted on either side of the front bumper – called ‘flics’ or dive planes – make their first appearance on a production Porsche. They create increased downforce on the front axle, and together with the steeply inclined rear wing, provide aerodynamics on par with its performance capabilities. As a result, at the 193 mph top track speed, aerodynamic forces exert an additional 426 lbs of downforce, thus pushing the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 onto the road.

With a manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting at $185,000 (excluding destination), the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 goes on sale in the United States in late 2011.

[source: Porsche]



Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 Official Images Leaked 27
Apr
Posted by Larry in Automotive, News, porsche, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 on 04 27th, 2011

The official photos of the upcoming Limited Edition GT3 RS 4.0 have made their way to the internet via the TeamSpeed forum just recently.

Many enthusiasts have already started to soak in the trickle of information on the limited edition Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0, which is suppose to have only 600 examples of excellence available when it goes into production. The new Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 is speculated to have around 500 horsepower from a larger displacement naturally aspirated flat-6. The GT3 RS 4.0 will probably be the lightest street-version GT3 with a price of admission upwards of $200,000.

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[source: TeamSpeed]







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