The 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been seen so many times in prototype form that we have almost become accustomed to seeing those huge wings. In fact, scratch that; It still looks offensive.
Sitting so high in the airflow that it is level with the roof of the 911, the rear spoiler can be electronically adjusted, to switch between low and high downforce settings, much like the DRS system in modern F1 cars. And it seems we don’t have to wait long to find out exactly how much downforce the RS has on the rear wing.
We already know that BMW is unveiling its M3 Turing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in late June, and there are rumors that Porsche will finally pull the covers of the 2023 GT3 RS at the same event, which means these pictures may be taken around Nürburgring. We see before we get a glimpse of the last camouflage car.
Based on the already epic basis offered by the regular GT3, the RS will have a naturally ambitious six-cylinder engine that will deliver more than the 503 hp (510 PS) provided by the standard machine’s 4.0-liter motor. There’s even a hint that it could get a larger 4.2-liter version of the Flat-Six that produces 572 hp (580 PS). But unlike the GT3, which offers buyers a six-speed manual and a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, the lap-time-focused RS will only be available with the PDK, again being delivered on the rear wheel alone.
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The giant rear spoiler, whose pylons are mounted on top of the wing instead of fixed from the bottom, will help keep the rear axle mounted to make the most of the traction provided by road-legal trackday tires, but will not be the only arrow device in the workplace. The front splitter will try its best to push the front end of the light into the road surface and the vents above the front fender and behind the rear door will help to avoid pressure from inside the wheel well and reduce unwanted lift.
Prices could be in the 200,000 / $ 160,000 range starting this year, as opposed to $ 161,000 / £ 131,000 for a non-RS GT3, but if you haven’t already contacted your Porsche dealer, try this. Good luck.