Porsche in the U.K. has created its own video highlighting the newest 2010 911 GT3 RS model. Filmed on track and with typically wet U.K. weather, there’s plenty of tail-happy sliding and (unlike Top Gear) it’s also educational.
We’re sure you’ve already scrolled down and found the video, but if you prefer to read your facts here goes. Highlights for the new 2010 model include an increased displacement from 3.6 to 3.8-liters, with an additional 15-hp for a new total of 450. That power hits the ground (as it should) through a rear-drive setup and a six-speed manual transmission. Plus, the gear ratios for the 2010 model have been shortened further for increased acceleration. As the GT3 RS is all about performance through light-weight, additional weight has been shaved off the body of the GT3 RS through the use of a titanium exhaust. Porsche will also offer an optional lithium-ion battery in place of the standard lead battery, which will help save an additional 22 lbs. In terms of handling, the GT3 RS gets a dynamic engine mounts, which change their stiffness depending on how the car is being driven. A new special PASM suspension setup has also been included that takes into account not only the RS’s wider rear track, but also its wider front track (new for 2010). Inside those flared fenders you’ll find 19×9-inch wheels with 245/35/19 tires up front and 19×12-inch wheels with 325/30/19 tires in the rear.
The 2010 GT3 RS will be available as of March with pricing is listed at $132,800 ($163,000 CDN).
See after the jump for the video:
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