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Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Cayenne Turbo debut in Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR. Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), the importer of Porsche vehicles in Malaysia, today introduced the new 911 GT3 RS and Cayenne Turbo at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

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The new 911 GT3 RS is synonymous with hard core performance, and is hailed as the perfect bridge between the track and the road. At the heart the new 911 GT3 RS is a 520 hp, four-litre, high-performance naturally-aspirated engine. It accelerates from 0 to 100kph in 3.2 seconds, reaching a top speed of 312kph.

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Following the launch of the 911 GT2 RS, this latest release will see SDAP present its second GT road-approved sports car within the same year.

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“With a lap time of 6 minutes and 56.4 seconds, the new 911 GT3 RS sets a time of just nine seconds below the most powerful Porsche 911, the GT2 RS. Motorsport is an essential driving force behind the Porsche development team, a force that makes motorsport derived technology perfectly adapted for the road,” said Sime Darby Auto Performance CEO Christopher Hunter.

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“The new 911 GT3 RS promises an unadulterated sound, pure performance, and a challenge that a sports car enthusiast cannot resist,” he added.

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Racing flair

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Aerodynamics have determined the design of the wide, weight-optimised body with its classic rigid rear wing. The racing look continues into the interior with full bucket seats made of carbon to provide secure lateral support in response to high-level driving dynamics. Lightweight door panels with storage nets and opening loops, reduced sound absorption and the new lightweight rear lid further emphasise the consistency of the material choices.

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The four-litre, six-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine from Porsche in the new 911 GT3 RS pushes the sports car to new limits: The flat engine delivers 15 kW (20 hp) more than the engine in the previous model and the 911 GT3. Together with a speed range of up to 9,000 rpm, it was the ideal choice as a thoroughbred sports engine. Combined with the specially calibrated seven-speed PDK, the high-performance engine guarantees an outstanding driving performance.

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Motorsport technology ensures that the chassis offers exceptional driving dynamics. Ball joints on all arms provide even greater precision than conventional elastokinematic bearings. The 20-inch lightweight wheels with newly developed 265/35 sports tyres on the front axle enhance agility and steering behaviour, while 21-inch wheels with 325/30 tyres at the rear axle improve traction.

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Packages

As with all current GT sports cars, the Clubsport package is also available for the 911 GT3 RS at no extra cost. The package includes a rollover bar, a manual fire extinguisher, preparation for a battery disconnect switch and a six-point belt for a sporty driving experience.

Weissach package for additional weight savings

For particularly ambitious drivers, the Porsche motorsport department has created an optional Weissach package for a further weight reduction. The package features additional carbon components for the chassis, interior and exterior. In its lightest configuration, this package reduces the weight of the 911 GT3 RS by 17kg.

The retail base price for the new 911 GT3 RS starts from RM2,230,000, which includes a four-year warranty. The stated price includes all applicable duties, except registration fee, road tax and insurance.

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Cayenne Turbo

Making its Malaysian premiere, the new Cayenne Turbo takes its place at the top of the Cayenne model line.

The completely new top-of-the-range model is from the third generation of the Cayenne. The increased driving dynamics are based ona mix of technologies such as active aerodynamics including a roof spoiler, controlled three-chamber air suspension, mixed tyres and the new high-performance brake.

Both models will be at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur from today until Sunday.

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