Monday, March 28, 2011
Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 Limited Edition
The release of a brand new limited edition Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is not new to us all. We reported on the sports car a few weeks ago. New information has been revealed over the weekend revealing more details on this ultimate German sports car from Zuffenhausen.
Insiders confirm the existance of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 Limited Edition. One insider even spotted a white version of the vehicle at the German factory in Zuffenhausen and stated the following:
"Think about an RSR with the rear wing of a GT3 RS MK2 and you will have the 4.0 RS!"
Additional information states that the front and rear wheel arches are wider and have rivets RSR style. The car will be fitted with spacers behind the rims to fit with the wider body. The front bonnet and rear boot are in carbon fiber and painted. Ceramic brakes come as standard and there is only a manual six-speed gearbox on the option list.
Despite few carbon fiber parts the overall weight of the car should be the same as the GT3 RS Mk2 due to the 4.0 liter engine being slightly heavier than the 3.8 liter. The rev limiter should be at 8,500rpm but this info cannot be confirmed at this moment.
Porsche will not announce the car on April 7th. They don’t announce new models on Thursdays. They also would announce a car of this magnitude at some type of “event”. There are no events on April 7th.
An insider said the release will be in May, but no specific day given. Porsche feels that they announced so many cars in the last few months that they want the dust to settle. This will be the last 997 announced and then the 998 will start to get revealed.
The GT3 RS Limited edition has got new graphics, new paint schemes, a newly developed aerodynamic package, a two-tone interior setup, some suspension tweaks and a price tag of about $ 185,000. If you include the carbon fiber package it will cross the $ 200,000 boundary. The limited edition will be delivered to the US in August and September.