Just like the new Porsche 911 GT3, the higher-performance RS model, which is scheduled to arrive dealerships in late 2014, won’t be available with a manual transmission.
Taking the GT3 and making it more extreme, the German automaker is expected to put the RS variant on a diet with lightweight panels such as a carbon fiber roof. In addition, the GT3 RS will be offered with Porsche’s PDK twin-clutch transmission only, as developing a manual transmission wouldn’t be cost effective for the automaker.
As for its body, the GT3 RS is expected to use the wider 911 Turbo body, which is about one-inch wider than the GT3 that is going on sale in the U.S. this November. Aerodynamics will be further enhanced on the more extreme RS model, along with stiffer and more tuned suspension, and a shorter final drive for tighter gear ratios.
The powerplant for the GT3 RS remains an unknown, as the German automaker could equip it with a 4.0-liter flat-six motor, or use the 3.8-liter from the GT3 and modify it for more performance.
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