The 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS has finally been unveiled. It follows up with the greatness that the 911 GT3 already is known for, but dials up that to 11 with the GT3 RS’s insane amount of aerodynamic upgrades.
Therefore, it’s only appropriate to begin talking about all of those fins, spoilers, and other aerodynamic elements. Starting with the front, the front trunk comes with L-shaped vents, while the saw-tooth vents that the GT3 RS has been known for draw air out of the wheel arches. Ahead of the front wheels are winglets, and behind them are vertical fins that hide the car’s front fenders that have been deeply rolled inwards. Not only does it give the GT3 RS a very interesting look, but also serves as a way to channel air around the vehicle.
Further down the sides, the 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS comes with extended side sills. Another vertical fin can be seen at the rear wheels, again made to reduce air turbulence at the rear wheels. The added aero’s insanity raises even more when we start talking about its double-deck rear wing. The upper deck’s angle can be electrically adjusted for less drag or added downforce. If this sounds like the drag reduction system (DRS) in Formula 1 racecars, then you’re not far off.
To channel air towards that rear wing, Porsche added fins on its carbon fiber roof. Below the two central exhausts are a set of diffusers, and further below the car’s body are a bevy of added aerodynamics right under the vehicle. In total, Porsche says that all of these upgrades contribute 409 kg of downforce when the vehicle is traveling at 200 kph, which is thrice that of the 911 GT3. At 285 kph, the amount of downforce increases to 860 kg.
Topping off the 911 GT3 RS’s insane exterior upgrades are its staggered center-lock wheels–which measure 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear. They are also 275 mm wide up front and 335 mm wide at the rear. Inside those wheels are a set of optional carbon ceramic brakes for tenacious stopping power.
Open up those carbon fiber doors, you’ll be greeted to an interior that comes with a roll cage for added rigidity as well as lighter bucket seats. Unique to the 911 GT3 RS are four knobs that control the various parameters of the sports car. Unlike the lesser 911 models, the 911 GT3 RS still manages to keep the mechanical gear lever rather than the small electronic toggle switch. Unfortunately, you can’t get this model with a manual transmission like in the GT3.
Instead, the 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS only comes with the 8-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic, and this of course sends its power to just the rear wheels. Powering those wheels is an upgraded 4.0-liter flat-six boxer engine that produces 518 hp and 470 Nm of torque without the form of any forced induction. Thanks to the lack of turbos or superchargers, the engine sounds insanely good, and this is even more emphasized with its high 9,000 rpm redline.
The 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is now available for order in Europe and North America. A Philippine launch by its local distributor PGA Cars will most likely happen in ealy 2023.