Watch The New Porsche GT3 RS Take A Beating On The Nurburgring

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It gets driven so hard it goes airborne.

2022 gets off to a really good start with a fresh video of the upcoming Porsche 911 GT3 RS being pushed to the limit while testing at the Nurburgring. The over three-minute video shows the blacked-out test car do what it does best as it tackles each corner with its screaming 4.0-liter flat-six and track-tuned suspension and aero.

The video uploaded by CarSpyMedia gives us a clear view of what we might expect from the soon-to-be-revealed product. For starters, it certainly looks like a handful as it exits the Karussellwith a slight lift of the throttle. The stiffened-up suspension sends the back left wheel into the air but quickly finds its balance on the exit.

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A key component of the design is of course that gigantic rear wing. We've previously covered numerous stories supporting the fact that it will be an active wing, including a patent filing describing how it works, but in this video, we get to see the DRS-style wing in action. Judging by how the rear tends to bobble about after exiting a corner, it sure looks like it is being put to good use, together with the ducktail spoiler that sits just beneath the engine cover.

Other key design components and the vented front wheel arches and hood, LED headlight and foglight combination, and central dual exhaust outlets. This is not too far removed from the standard GT3 but until the final product is revealed, we can't make a distinctive comparison.

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While the visuals are all good and well, we can't deny that the highlight of this viewing experience is the breathtaking sound of that boxer engine. In an age where electric vehicle testing is rapidly taking over the 'ring, it's a bit of a strange experience.

It's already been understood that the upcoming GT3 RS will employ the aforementioned engine with a power figure of around 540-580 horsepower. For comparison's sake, the standard GT3 uses this same engine to send 502 hp and 346 lb-ft of torque to the rears. The hardcore RS model is also expected to be fitted with the seven-speed PDK exclusively.

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