2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS May be Delayed by Engine Fix

2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS May be Delayed by Engine Fix

Porsche had plans to roll out the most aggressive version of the 911 this summer, but it looks like it might have to wait. 

Earlier this month, the German brand announced that it would be replacing the engine in every single 911 GT3 the company had built, which totals about 785 cars, because of a fire risk. The problem stems from connecting rod fasteners in the 3.8-liter flat six, the same engine that is supposed to power the GT3 RS.

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Because of these issues, Porsche wants to ensure that the engines are safe for use in the RS, and as of right now it is unclear as to how long that will take, though it seems that the plan to roll out the GT3 RS this summer won’t come to fruition. Also, the engine is likely to more potent in RS form, so Porsche needs to test them rigorously to make sure that the risk of fire has been eliminated.

When the 911 GT3 RS does arrive, expect it to sport a wider body kit, lighter panels, thinner glass and an even more stripped out interior along with a slight increase in power.

[Source: Auto Motor Und Sport]

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