This is going to be one helluva supercar.
As the Porsche 911 GT3 RS has evolved over the years, it has become more and more of a supercar. As long as the regular GT3's performance remains accessible by mere mortals, that's okay, In fact, it's more than okay. The GT3 RS has been unwavering in its pursuit of perfection, and as the RS skunkworks division approaches its 50th birthday, the 2023 model has been spending more and more time on Germany's favorite testing ground, the infamous Nurburgring. This development is creating the fastest and most capable GT3 RS ever made, and one which we fully expect to make mincemeat of the achievements and lap times of once-indomitable machines like the 918 Spyder. While we wait to see just what it's capable of, check out the below video clip and bask in the glory of a naturally aspirated flat-six at full tilt.
The 2023 911 GT3 RS was spotted testing during the Nurburgring Industry Pool. If you don't know what that is, here's a quick explanation. The Industry Pool refers to the 16 weeks every year that manufacturers are given exclusive access to the Green Hell that is the Nordschleife so that they may develop their cars in peace. Yes, sometimes manufacturers will test their cars while the track is open to the public, but now you know how manufacturers are able to get clean runs in without having to dodge some dunce drifting in his barely road-legal E36. But back to the GT3 RS and its progression towards debut.
As with all current 911 test mules, the trick of using black paint and insulation tape has worked wonders for Porsche in terms of keeping secrets, but we still can see that much wider fenders with vents are fitted while carbon-ceramic discs hide behind tires that are most likely running on Michelin's latest rubber. A vented hood and that attention-grabbing swan-neck wing are other visual highlights to look forward to.
Performance is expected to increase to somewhere between 540 and 580 horsepower, but we're still baffled by the fact that the hip area usually characterized (on all recent GT3 RS models anyway) by intakes is still covered up. Whatever the reason, we're sure to have some surprises when it finally is revealed. Speaking of things to look forward to, the Porschephiles at Manthey Racing have been testing modifications for their GT3, so expect something exciting in that department soon too.