See The Porsche 911 GT3 RS Active Wing In Action

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F1-style active spoilers are coming to a consumer cars near you.

Ever since we first saw images of the Porsche 911 GT3 undergoing testing, all the talk has been about its new swan-neck rear wing. It seems that this will be a constant feature of future GT Porsches, as we've seen both the 718 Cayman GT4 RS with a similar design and the next 911 GT3 RS. At first, all the spy shots we saw of the GT3 RS showed the double-decker wing in its low-drag setting, but then we found evidence that the wing is movable. Sadly, this evidence was in a very short clip of the car on a public highway, but now for the first time, we get to see it in action on the track.

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We're not sure if the wing was meant to be a secret until now or if Porsche was simply testing other aspects of the new RS, but it seems to be the latter. Development of the lightweight supercar must now be wrapping up, as the GT3 RS you see in the above video is being driven properly hard, opening its wing when accelerating and closing it under heavy braking.

The wing seems to respond very quickly and is surely very effective, but we can't wait to find out what other changes the car will offer. One subtle styling difference over the regular GT3 that we have picked up on is that the central brake light above the lower spoiler is vertical on the RS and horizontal on the normal car.

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There will also be massive vents on the hood, something that we've depicted in our render of the car. Beyond that, expect a slightly more powerful version of the GT3's 4.0-liter flat-six engine, an optional half-cage (in Europe, at least), lightweight centerlock wheels, bespoke rubber from Michelin, and possibly some new tech to make driving around a track at the limit easier.

Pricing will probably be close to $190,000 if not higher and a full reveal should happen sometime this quarter. The new GT3 RS is shaping up to be the ultimate track toy, as it always has been, and we can't wait to experience it for ourselves.

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