2014 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Confirmed by Executive

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Porsche brought its 2014 911 GT3 to the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, showcasing its fastest-ever naturally-aspirated car. But just as you would likely expect, there’s an even hotter version coming.

GT series production boss Andreas Preuninger told U.K. magazine Car that work on a GT3 RS is well underway and that it will be out in 2014. Just like the GT3 seen in Geneva, this car will have the same PDK transmission. It might disappoint some, but that will be the only option – something Preuninger explained by saying that offering both transmissions would make building the car too complicated.

Despite that, he also said the car will have steering at least on par with the GT3 RS 4.0, if not better. That’s especially important considering the new car comes with rear-wheel steering.

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Not only that, but the fact that the new GT3 is designed to be a more livable daily driver means the new RS will be able to be even more extreme. Part of that will mean an even bigger wing than the previous car along with front end tweaks to its aerodynamics.

The GT3’s steel exhaust system will also be replaced with titanium to save weight.

Official output for the car’s 3.8-liter flat six is still a secret, but Preuninger told Car that the official 469-hp rating for the GT3 is conservative and likely closer to 493 hp.

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[Source: Car]

Luke Vandezande
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