2022 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Review



2022 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Review - For a car that occupies such a tiny specific niche within a niche within the vast 911 family members, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS certain has become an enormous thing. The RS's carbon-fiber taken care of back wing has expanded to near-ridiculous measurements; each recent generation has actually seen it become a lot more noticeable, the struts on which it's installed pressing the wing further right into the clear air. The body has swelled in every direction to the point that, piloting the cars and truck along the narrow courses that act as roadways on the Island of Man, the brand-new RS's 74.0-inch size makes it really feel as if it's occupying three-quarters of the surface. So be mindful around those blind corners. The variation of its normally aspirated engine has actually raised throughout the years to 4.0 liters (up from the 2.7 of the original RS from 1973). The engine in the last-generation GT3 RS from 2016 additionally displaced 4.0 litres, but also for 2019 the system is considerably updated and granted 20 even more horsepower, for a total of 520.

 Relying on your viewpoint, the RS engine gets a 20-hp boost compared with the standard 911 GT3 or the GT3 gets a 20-hp hairstyle as compared to the RS. The engines are virtually the same. Both obtain brand-new pistons and also rings, a strong valvetrain with shims for valve-clearance settlement (instead of hydraulic change), a stiffer crankshaft with larger major bearings, bigger and also thicker connecting-rod bearings, as well as plasma-coated cylinder linings. Compared with the last RS, Porsche also bumped up the compression ratio, from 12.9:1 to 13.3:1. The 20-hp void between the present GT3 as well as the GT3 RS comes down to electronic devices as well as a various exhaust system. The RS's exhaust additionally obtains titanium tailpipes, the inside of which transform the loveliest cobalt blue from extended exposure to warmth. The automobile sounds so good at higher revs-- you could twist the engine to 9000 rpm-- that we blurt an entirely unintentional "Whoo!" when we reached the upper reaches of the tach, as well as our co-driver needed to advise us to back out as a result of a quickly approaching corner. It's that amazing.

That extra power, we estimate, chops a massive 0.1 second off the previous GT3 RS's zero-to-60-mph time. The last GT3 RS we examined did the act in 3 secs flat.

Not that this, or any other RS, is a drag racer. This is a track-day destroyer. Its cornering hold is, well, substantial. We weren't able to run numbers on the cars and truck, but we're willing to venture a guess that it'll rack up above the 1.08 g that we achieved with the last RS. That grip begins with a new generation of either Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 or Dunlop Sport Maxx Race 2 gumballs.

2022 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Review

Sized 265/35ZR -20 in advance and also 325/30ZR -21 at the rear, either tire is qualified for the track as well as appropriate when driving, presuming the weather is fine. The front as well as rear suspension systems use steel sphere joints in place of all-rubber pieces (the last-generation RS preserved some rubber up front). Stiffer front as well as rear springs subdue body roll, despite the new RS's less hostile front anti-roll bar.

With its carbon-fiber rear ironing board, bigger front spoiler, front fender-top vents, and also brand-new back underbody diffuser, the RS creates double the downforce at 124 miles per hour of the currently rather downforce-y typical GT3. The outcome is that the front end has more grasp and also feels much better worked out compared to any kind of 911 we've ever before driven. There's a well-founded steadiness-- a severity-- to the experience. Quicker steering than the previous GT3 RS and also retuned rear-wheel steering offer the RS a level of nimbleness that assists make it feel a little less massive than it is.


In maintaining with the motif, the brakes, are, yep, enormous. Six-piston calipers in advance and also four-piston devices in the rear press 15.0-inch iron blades. Or you can choose carbon-ceramic blades, 16.1 inches in front and 15.4 inches rear, for an additional $9210, like those on the autos we drove. The pedal feel is excellent.

The car seems like it can deal with a great deal more than 520 horse power. That's due to the fact that it can. It's basically the same lorry as the turbocharged 700-hp GT2 RS. We suppose there are possibly conditions in which you 'd truly value the extra 180 horsepower, however think us when we inform you that 520 is plenty in this cars and truck on public roadways. Plenty.

Normally, the GT3 RS is readily available only with a dual-clutch transmission, because the DCT is quicker compared to a guidebook on the racetrack, no matter who is rowing the gears. Want a guidebook? Well, it's available in the regular GT3.

There are some alterations compared with the earlier GT3 RS, which was also based upon the existing 991 generation (practically, this car drops under the 991.2 classification). The frunklid is now punctured with NACA air ducts that feed cooling air to the front brakes. There are really brake-cooling air ducts under the nose also, however they are scaled down from those of the last RS. The combination of the NACA and bottom ducts results in higher air quantity with lower wind resistant drag. Additionally, NACA ducts look cool. The louvers of the fender-top vents currently protrude proud of the top of the fender. But or else, the new auto looks virtually similar to the last one.

2022 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Review

The RS begins at $188,550, about $40,000 greater than a GT3 as well as more than $100,000 less than a GT2 RS. If you want to spend more, you can constantly order the $18,000 Weissach package, which swaps the repainted magnesium roofing for a carbon-fiber panel and carbon-fiber anti-roll bars for the conventional ones. A sprinkle of carbon interior little bits as well as Weissach logos and also plaques round out the bundle. Getting the Weissach stuff unlocks the alternative for magnesium wheels, which cost an additional $13,000.

The RS's appearance is, er, extroverted. Reduced as well as vast and accented with reviewed carbon fiber and also numerous aero addenda, the important things is never ever going to be pretty. However it is deliberate in look, as well as RS autos have actually always been the outbound sort, offered in eye-popping shade combos. That's of course true of this brand-new car, and if you desire absolutely large focus in your new GT3 RS, you'll choose the $4220 Reptile Green paint. It's a green so environment-friendly it would certainly embarrass a Dodge Viper. It's kinda perfect below.

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