2016 Porsche GT3 RS Leaked

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by V8stangman, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. #1 V8stangman, Mar 2, 2015
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    Porsche snobs: this is the car of your dreams.

    Returning for the 2016 model year is the GT3 RS – the most track-ready version of the 911 imaginable.

    Bringing back the 4.0-liter flat-six it makes 493 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque enabling a 0-62 mph time of just 3.3 seconds and a tops peed of 198 mph.

    That speedy launch is achieved thanks to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, not a manual.

    Official details haven’t been released but the car will reportedly use an even wider body than the standard GT3 with massive 20-inch front ad 21-inch rear wheels.

    Additional weight savings have been achieved thanks to a magnesium roof, carbon trunklid and carbon engine cover.

    Reportedly the car can run the Nurburgring in just 7:20, a full 20 seconds faster than its new Cayman GT4 model.

    http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2015/03/2016-porsche-gt3-rs-leaked-.html
     
  2. i just completely lost interest in the 911 this generation
     
  3. I'm similar in a way. I wouldn't say I've lost interest, but the appeal of the Cayman is so much greater now that the 911 makes less sense to me.
     
  4. you have a point. I guess the cayman become more focused sport car in terms of driving experience.
     
  5. I disagree to an extent. "More focused" depends on the party judging that particular aspect of the car. The Cayman performance envelope as a whole even in its more extreme trim, GT4, is much more attainable and enjoyable (manual vs PDK) than its 911 counterparts that may need more time to get accustomed to the car behaviour/dynamics.

    The GT3 is already an insanely capable car, the RS will make even more improvements with slightly more power and a considerable increase in downforce.

    Part of the loss on interest now to me personally is not in any one type of car, it's just that I've become a dinosaur at 31 yrs of age where I'd rather have cars that let me make mistakes, that have character etc etc. Performance is irrelevant now due to the onslaught of technology and how it has really permeated every car now.

    I'll purchase cars just after the 2000s or before. There's no doubt I'd like some of the new toys of today, but I'd get bored of them soon.

    The last proper super/hypercars were the CGT, Enzo, MC12, Zonda F, CCX, Ascari... but even those pale in comparison to the McF1, F50, F40, XJ220, Isdera Commendatore (NFS holla)... ugh.

    Also sweet car JJ congtars bro, beast mode combo too.
     
  6. I agree except I still think this is the best 911 since the 993
     
  7. thanks <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
    I meant the cayman is more focused as a whole range than a specific model. I am still big 911 fan and I will take 911 over any car (other than lambos) anytime, but when I see how big the 991 became and how its technology is being aimed for less interested drivers I find the cayman as a range is more focused. the GT3 for me is still the best car available in today's market I will prefer if it was more hardcore like the last gen.
     
  8. I'd still take a 996 GT3 RS thanks.... much more focused and no fancy driving aids
     

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