Porsche is testing remains the generation of the 991 GT3 RS. The top fan is to obviously get a completely new engine.
At the Detroit Auto Show in 2015 spoke our UK sister publication Auto Express with Porsche’s development chief Wolfgang Hatz over the next 911 GT3 RS . Accordingly, the GT3 RS is to get a completely new unit. Recently it had even been rumors that the GT3 RS comes for the first time with turbocharging.
But according Hatz is definitely a free-sucking motor. In the form Unset – – In the wake of the drive could also be used in other 911 models. In addition, according Hatz also the GT3 RS is fitted as standard with a dual clutch transmission, a manual transmission but may be submitted later. The generation of the 991 GT3 is the first and so far only available with dual-clutch transmission.
Compromising on stability?
Background of the effort to construct a completely new engine could the problem be that Porsche had with the GT3 aggregate of 991 series. So come on speculation that it seemed impossible to the developers, the engine to elicit more than 475 hp for the RS version without sacrificing stability.
In the previous series, Porsche, followed the rule of using the engine from the GT3 for the RS version. Unchanged in the generation 996 and 997 (with 380 respectively 415 hp). After the model refinement of the generation of 997 3.8 liter big sucker in the GT3 RS made with 450 then 15 hp more than the GT3. It was, with a few modifications, but at the same boxer engine.
The only exception was the limited edition of 600 copies limited edition 911 GT3 RS 4.0 , a 500-hp naturally aspirated engine with extensive changes (pistons, connecting rods, crankshaft and intake tract) almost equal to the aggregate of the Le Mans GT1 race car.