porsche malaysia unveils barely legal 911 gt3 rs
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Porsche Malaysia unveils barely-legal 911 GT3 RS

Your heart wants the 911 GT2 RS, but your marbles will tell you to buy the 911 GT3 RS

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Christopher Ng

11 Oct 2018


The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS has, hanging off its tail, one of the world’s most powerful naturally aspirated engine in the world. When every sports car and supercar maker has embraced turbocharging in a big way, Porsche included, it is heart-warming that you still can still inspire fear in your nemeses with an engine that doesn’t need turbines.
 
So, from a 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated boxer-6 comes 520hp that destroys 0-100kph in 3.2 seconds and goes up to an eye-watering max speed of 312kph. Although the 911 GT3 RS laps the Nurburgring 9.0 seconds slower than the more potent 911 GT2 RS, it is still minutes quicker than many other sports cars. The boxer redlines at an atmospheric 9,000rpm, which the seven-speed PDK will take full advantage of.


But we didn’t need to tell you all that, take one look at the 911 GT3 RS and you’ll know what its main business is. Body, rear wing, tyre choices, lightweight door panels and lightweight wheels are just some of the equipment that makes the sports car race-ready at all times.
 
You can opt for the Clubsport package that comes at no cost, which adds a rollover bar, manual fire extinguisher, preparation for a battery disconnect switch and six-point seat belts. Yes, getting this is a no-brainer.


Or, you could pay a more and get the Weissach package that swaps parts of the chassis, interior and exterior with carbon fibre bits. Wearing this package will reduce the 911 GT3 RS’ weight by about 17kg.
 
The Porsche 911 GT3 RS will require at least RM2,230,000, pre-tax. And if you think that’s an insane price, well, the car you see here has already been sold. Madness.


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