Meet The Porsche 911 GT3 RS MR

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This is a different kind of tuning.

If you've ever had the privilege of riding shotgun in a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, or even been lucky enough to drive one, it's highly unlikely that you stepped out of the car thinking that the experience was underwhelming or that the car was slow. However, we as humans are greedy. We always want more, better, faster. Manthey-Racing is an aftermarket Porsche specialist that is actually majority-owned by Stuttgart's finest automaker and the company decided that the 4.0-liter flat-six N/A in the back of the GT3 RS is cool and all, but the rest of the car has room for improvement. Meet the GT3 RS MR.

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If you're looking at the MR and wondering what exactly has changed, don't fret. The changes are subtle but important. MR has added a set of three- and four-way adjustable KW coilovers, which are regarded as some of the best in the business. New brake pads and lines were also added, but the biggest changes have been made to the aero.

Although it's tough to see past that lurid green paint, the body has been reworked with new carbon parts including an engine deck lid, rear gurney flap, and mounting brackets. A new rear wing is massive but doesn't look too much different from the original one. The side skirts also get new "air-guided elements", but if you want the full package, magnesium wheels are available as are carbon aero discs for the wheels. Interestingly, MR has fitted these to the rear wheels.

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If you're worried at all about whether these changes are worthwhile, remember that its Manthey-Racing that helped the GT2 RS reclaim the Nurburgring lap record. Sure, there are plenty of other companies out there that offer tuning packages that boost Porsches to ridiculous levels, but its the MR touch of flair that caused Chris Harris to have his mind blown. So what does this tuning kit cost? There's no mention of pricing on MR's website, but the company's GT2 RS upgrade kit reportedly cost in excess of $110,000 - excluding the magnesium wheel option. Still, for a Porsche that retains its 9,000-rpm rev limit and just sticks to the road better than ever, it may just be worth it.

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