Nurburgring

What Is Porsche Testing In This 911 GT3 RS Mule?

Mysterious testing at Nurburgring generates major curiosity.

With the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS already launched, sold out and on its way to be delivered to its first customers, spectators at Germany's Nurburgring track were surprised to witness a test mule of the same model running some unusual testing there the other day. While some guesses point to Porsche ironing out some final issues such as calibration prior to customer delivery, others assumed that a software upgrade of sorts had taken place, and the company was out to double-check them out before customers have to do it themselves.

But being such a high profile car, the 911 GT3 RS, with its 4.0-liter naturally aspirated six cylinder engine, 493 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque, would obviously not be able to get away with low profile testing on Germany's most popular track. However, with acceleration times of 0-62 mph in 3.3, the ability to break through 124 mph in just 10.9 seconds and a top speed of 193 mph, we're lucky that these pictures were snapped just in time to open the door from some interesting conspiracy theories. So, is Porsche just putting the finishing touches on its most exciting model of the year, or should awaiting customers be biting their nails in anticipation? Photos courtesy of Bridge To Gangry/Dale Lomas.

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