June 20, 2018 By Carl S. Cunanan

First Drive: 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

The new king, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS on the Grand Prix Circuit, Nurburgring

We take a fully-specced up 520 horsepower Weissach Package Porsche 911 GT3 RS onto the Grand Prix Circuit at Nurburgring. The new king 911 is more powerful but also more drivable. It is safer but also sportier. Key point? The driving experience is enhanced even while the sports and safety systems improve. We learn that the Porsche engineers suggestion to keep traction control (PSM) ON is a good one, because it is so much better than before. How do we know this? Because it was pouring rain of the two hundred plus straight onto the tight curves.

How does it compare to the 700 horsepower 911 GT2 RS? That’s the next video.

The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

  • 3996CC six cylinder naturally aspirated flat engine
  • 520 hp at 8250 rpm
  • 470 Nm at 6000 rpm
  • Maximum Engine speed reached at a wonderful 9000 rpm
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 7 Speed PDK with Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus including controller rear differential lock
  • Porsche Stability Management (PMS) including ABS with two switchable stages (“ESC off” and ESC + TC off”). They say keep it on. They’re right.

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