The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is designed with the enthusiast in mind.
Porsche has launched the 2018 911 GT3 in India, which will sit above the Turbo S in 911’s range in India.
The GT3 is one of the more driver focused 911s, which houses a naturally aspirated mill under its bonnet, and comes with an optional of a manual gearbox as well. Powering the car is a new 4.0-litre, flat-six engine, which pumps 493 horses and 460Nm of peak torque.
As already stated, purists can opt for an old school 6-speed stick shift in the GT3, while the German company’s PDK automatic is available too. The 2018 911 GT3 can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds in its manual avatar, while the blazing fast PDK gearbox can achieve the same in 3.2 seconds.
Unlike the Turbo S, the 911 RS is supposed to be more tail-happy, as power is only fed to the rear wheels in this one. Engineered to be a corner attacking machine, the 911 GT3 houses bespoke front and rear bumpers, generous carbon fibre treatment in its construction, a large rear spoiler, unique intake scoops on engine cover, among many other enhancements.
On the inside, customers can choose from a range of three seat options - electrically adjustable adaptive sport seats, bucket seats with foldable backrest, and bucket seats made out of carbon fibre reinforced plastic. Host of other customisation options like Alcantara interior, Bose surround sound system, Apple CarPlay, etc. are available as well.
Priced at Rs. 2.31 crore (ex-showroom, pan-India), the Porsche 911 GT3 primarily competes with Audi R8, Nissan GTR and Mercedes-AMG GT R in India.