SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 9, February 27, 2014

Spy Shots—Porsche 911 GT3 RS Prototype

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KGP Photography's man in Germany has caught a new prototype for the next Porsche 911 GT3 RS on public roads in Europe. The new GT3 RS reportedly represents a significant step over the standard 911 GT3, with more power, lighter weight and new aerodynamic aids to place it securely atop the 911 model range.

This prototype showcases new aerodynamic treatments—many of which are visible on this latest prototype—that are said to give this GT3 RS "nearly race-car levels of downforce," according to sources in Germany.

The GT3 RS gets a variant of the 911 Turbo body, with a large side scoop and wide rear flanks to allow a wider rear track and massive rear rubber. Autocar reports that this prototype is actually wearing the wheels and tires from the 918 Spyder.

The prototype has some curious camouflage running along the central portion of the hood and the roof, but it's unknown what lies beneath. The car also showcases some new venting on its heavily revised engine cover.

In addition to lighter weight, this 911 GT3 RS is rumored to get a minimum of 500 hp from what is expected to be a highly tuned version of Porsche's naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine.

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Photo credit: KGP Photography

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