New Porsche 911 GT3 RS Comes Out To Play

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The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been spotted showing off its aggressive aero.

The Porsche 911 GT3 Touring has returned for the 992-generation. With its more subtle adaptive rear spoiler, the GT3 Touring is easier to live with than the regular GT3 and feels more at home on the road and track. But if setting blistering fast lap times is your priority, fear not because the brand new 911 GT3 RS is just around the corner.

As testing continues, our spy photographers have shared some new photos of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS being thrashed on the road and Nurburgring, and it's starting to look production-ready.

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Camouflage still covers up the performance parts, but it clearly looks more aggressive than the regular GT3. Massive vents with aerodynamic flaps adorn the hood and fenders feature prominent vents. More tape covers the rear fenders, likely hiding additional air inlets to channel the airflow. As always, the most noticeable difference is the towering rear wing that looks like it belongs on a race car.

One new detail we also didn't notice before is that the new GT3 RS has traditional door handles. This is significant because other cars in the 992-generation 911 family have pop-out door handles.

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We suspect the traditional door handles are one of several extensive weight-saving measures that will make the new GT3 RS as light as possible.

Like the new GT3, the hardcore RS version will be powered by a 4.0-liter boxer-six. In the GT3, this engine generates 502 horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque in the GT3, but the RS is expected to get a power boost up to around 540-580 hp. To help shave milliseconds off lap times, the new GT3 RS will only be offered with a seven-speed PDK transmission. Porsche hasn't announced when the new GT3 RS will debut yet, but the track-focused sports car is expected to break cover early next year.

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