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Leaked Document Reveals Porsche 911 GT3 RS Makes 500 HP

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2/24/2015 Karla Sanchez

Information on the upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 just leaked, and after sorting through all the specs on the product planning sheets, we've picked out all the details people want to know most about the new track-focused car that will offer even higher performance potential than before. Namely, expect a more powerful engine and serious aerodynamic tuning.

Thanks to the leaked document, we have confirmed that the more powerful engine will be a 4.0-liter flat-six engine that makes a healthy 500 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque. The engine is all-aluminum and features direct fuel-injection. Drivers will redline at 8800 rpm, and although we were hoping for a manual, a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic is the only transmission choice.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Prototype© Provided by MotorTrend Porsche 911 GT3 RS Prototype

That's not all the leaked document reveals. The new RS comes with a multi-link rear axle with an integrated auxiliary spring, anti-roll bar, and chassis bearings with ball joints at the rear. It boasts 1.98-inch wider front fenders and 1.2-inch wider rear fenders. All-in-all, the entire car's track width has been increased by 1.4 inches. Helping keep the new GT3 connected to the road are 20x9.5-inch front and 21x12.5-inch rear tires, which help carry much lighter weight since the new 911 GT3 RS boasts tons of carbon fiber bits. The front fenders, the hood, rear engine cover, fixed rear wing, and even the bucket seats all benefit from the lightweight material, while the roof panel is made from magnesium. Lightweight polycarbonate rear and front side windows add the finishing touch.

Inside, the cabin boasts visual accents like silver seatbelts, a GT3 RS-specific Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, and tinted taillights. Keeping true to its track roots, the new GT3 now comes with "Pit Speed" button on the steering wheel which temporarily limits the car's velocity. As an option, drivers can throw in a package that brings a roll cage, a six-point racing harness, a HANS brace connector for the driver, and a fire extinguisher.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Prototype© Provided by MotorTrend Porsche 911 GT3 RS Prototype

As we previously reported, the new model features more scoops and vents compared to the standard GT3. It also has a deeper front chin spoiler and huge rear wing that will make it unmistakable on the road. There's still so much more to learn about the new 911 GT3 RS, but this information should be enough to tide you over until the car's official debut at the 2015 Geneva show.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Prototype© Provided by MotorTrend Porsche 911 GT3 RS Prototype
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