The next generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS returns to its natural habitat, the Nürburgring. Our spies caught the hardcore 911 having fun on the track while showing off her seemingly unclothed body.
But like previous sightings in the mountains, the concealment on the 911 GT3 RS prototype is very subtle through the use of black bands. Precise details are still hidden from the naked eye, such as the rear fender vents – although most of the bodywork is substantial, such as the ducts, vents, and large rear wing exposed.
Speaking of goose-neck wings, we expect the next 911 GT3 RS to be customizable, with both low and high downforce configurations. Along with the ducts and ventilation, some adjustments in terms of aerodynamics and cooling are being made.
As for the powertrain, the 911 GT3 RS should be powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six. Power figures were not disclosed but should be close to the previous generation GT3 RS’s output of 520 horsepower (387 kilowatts), with slightly more horses expected to amplify the coupe’s performance. Reports say that the boxer engine can spin up to 9,500 rpm, sending power to the wheels via a dual-clutch gearbox.
The latest Intel says that the next-generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS could debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, which will be held on June 23. However, this hasn’t been confirmed yet, so don’t hold your breath on that one just yet.
Speaking of Goodwood, another German automaker will be making headlines on the famous hill climb. The first BMW M3 Touring will make its global debut, along with the newly released M4 CSL. BMW is celebrating its 50th year at Goodwood, so Porsche sharing that spotlight could be a possibility.