2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS scale model (Image via Autogespot)Enlarge Photo
Porsche is in the final stages of development of a more hardcore version of its track-focused 911 GT3, the infamous 911 GT3 RS, and now a photo of the car in scale model form has surfaced. This is actually the second time we’re seeing a scale model of the new GT3 RS, and this time around some extra details can be seen like the vertical section of the front fender vent.
Along with discovering the photo, Dutch website Autogespot has also managed to source a few more details on the new GT3 RS. The car is said to be skipping a turbocharging system and will instead stick with naturally aspirated performance. And it also will forgo a manual transmission, with Porsche’s PDK dual-clutch unit to remain the only option, as is the case with the regular GT3.
So what features will the new GT3 RS have over the GT3? There will be more power on hand as well as more aggressive aerodynamics aimed at producing greater downforce. We also know that the new GT3 RS will use the extra-wide body of the 911 Turbo, meaning a wider track.
The car is also said to be getting a ‘pit lane’ function that limits the vehicle’s speed when entering a pit lane, just like in a race car, and the paint you see on this scale model is said to be a new color option dubbed Java Orange.
The new GT3 RS was originally scheduled to debut last summer, but its arrival needed to be pushed back slightly because of Porsche’s GT3 engine fire dilemma. Although a fix has been found, Porsche will likely be conducting further tests for the GT3 RS to ensure its engine is as close to bulletproof as possible.
Look for a debut at one of the major auto shows in the next six months.