One of the many worst-kept-secrets in Porsche history, the GT3 RS 4.0 didn’t become official until late April. Six weeks later, Porsche has released a new selection photos for the car that Jesus uses for track days up in heaven. (True story).
Making 500-hp from a larger displacement 4.0-liter flat-six engine, it’s up 50-hp on the GT3 RS. Combined with a curb weight of just 2,998 lbs (with a full tank of gas), Porsche claims a 7:27 lap time around the Nurburgring and a 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds.
Hitting that ultra-low curb weight is the result of extensive use of carbon fiber components, in particular for the seats, front fenders and luggage compartment lid. The interior is typically sparse and the suspension component have even been swapped out for similar parts to the ones used on Porsche racing cars. Being a track-derived machine that’s intended to be used on the circuit, Porsche has worked to create 426 lbs of downforce through extensive aerodynamics.
Just 600 versions of the GT3 RS 4.0 will be offered, priced from $185,000. Oh, and as expected, it’s available exclusively with a 6-speed manual transmission.