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2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Delivering even more engine power, lower weight and shorter transmission ratios, as well as upgraded body and suspension components than all previous GT3s, the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS sets the foundation for homologating the race version of the 911 GT3.

The heart of the new, uncompromising GT3 RS is the power unit. Like the engine featured in the 911 GT3, the naturally-aspirated RS power unit now displaces 3.8 liters and delivers even more power, while revving up even faster to its 8500 rpm redline. It now delivers 450 horsepower, 15 more horsepower than its 911 GT3 counterpart. Even with a specific output of more than 118 hp per liter from the six-cylinder boxer engine, the power unit in the new GT3 RS remains fully suitable for everyday use.

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

The new 911 GT3 RS comes exclusively with a six-speed manual gearbox optimized for short gearshift travel, low weight and high efficiency. To enhance the level of performance throughout the entire range of engine and road speed, the transmission comes with shorter ratios than found in the 911 GT3, deliberately conceding an even higher potential top track speed.

Dynamic engine mounts are standard and serve to improve the car’s handling to an even higher level. Depending on driving conditions, the mounts change in their stiffness and damping effect, improving the connection between the engine and the body when driving under very lively conditions, yet allow for more comfortable conditions during everyday street use.

Porsche is also introducing another new option in 2010 for the GT3 RS, a lithium-ion battery. Delivered with the car and, when replacing the conventional lead-acid battery, it reduces the weight by more than 10 kg or 22 lb and is mainly intended for the track.

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

To further improve its sporting behavior, the new 911 GT3 RS comes with a purpose-built and specially set up PASM suspension, a wider front and rear track and corresponding bodywork.

The front axle comes with nine-inch-wide wheels running on 245/35 ZR 19 sports tires while the rear axle features twelve-inch-wide wheels incorporating 325/30 ZR 19 sports tires.

The new 911 GT3 RS shows its close connection to motorsport through its dynamic looks, in particular by its low ride height, the new, extra large carbon-fiber rear wing and titanium exhaust system.

The 2010 911 GT3 RS goes on sale in the U.S. in early spring of 2010 and will be priced at $132,800.

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Story by Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

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In Detail

type Series Production Car
released at 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show
built at Stuttgart, Germany
price $ $ 132,800
price £/td> £106,870
predeccesor 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
engine Flat 6
position Rear, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
displacement 3797 cc / 231.71 in³
power 331.1 kw / 444 bhp @ 7900 rpm
specific output 116.93 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 324.09 bhp per tonne
torque 429.8 nm / 317 ft lbs @ 6750 rpm
redline 8500
body / frame Aluminium / Carbon Fibre Body over Steel Chassis
driven wheels RWD
front tires 245/35ZR19
rear tires 325/30ZR19
front brakes Ventilated & Cross Drilled Carbon Ceramic Discs w/ABS, EBD
rear brakes Ventilated & Cross Drilled Carbon Ceramic Discs w/ABS, EBD
front wheels F 48.3 x 22.9 cm / 19 x 9 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 30.5 cm / 19 x 12 in
steering Rack & Pinion
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/PASM Dampers, Anti-Roll bar
r suspension 5-Link w/PASM Dampers, Anti-Roll bar
curb weight 1370 kg / 3021 lbs
wheelbase 2359.7 mm / 92.9 in
length 4460.2 mm / 175.6 in
width 1851.7 mm / 72.9 in
height 1280.2 mm / 50.4 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
top speed ~310.54 kph / 193 mph
0 – 60 mph ~3.8 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~8.2 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~12.0 seconds
emission 314 g/km

Auction Sales History

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

2011 Porsche 997 GT3 RS 3.8 WP0AC2A91BS783471 – sold for $231,000 Among the Most Desirable Contemporary 911s. Only Signal Green GT3 RS Optioned with DZM. Two-Owner Example with 1,500 Miles from New. Tastefully Upgraded with GMG Exhaust System and Roll Cage. Documented with Original Window Sticker and Service Invoices. Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions 2015 by Gooding & Company