Porsche has unveiled the awesome 2023 911 GT3 RS, which is having its public debut this week at Monterey Car Week. It’s powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-6 engine that generates 518 horsepower, which is a slight increase from the previous model’s 502 hp.
The flat-6 is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with shorter gear ratios than the GT3. Porsche says that it can accelerate from 0-60 mph in only 3.0 seconds and has a top speed of 184 mph. To keep all that power under control, the GT3 RS features six-piston front brakes with 16-inch rotors, while at the rear there are 15-inch rotors. Ceramic composite brakes are also an option.
At the front, the frunk is gone and in its place there’s a big central radiator and at the rear the rear wing is split into two components with the top being adjustable and the lower portion being fixed. There’s also a front splitter and louvers. With all the aerodynamic upgrades, the GT3 RS produces 902 pounds of downforce at 120 mph, which is double the previous GT3 RS. At 177 mph it produces 1,895 pounds of downforce.
To help reduce weight, several parts, like the roof, hood, doors and front quarter panels are made from carbon fiber-reinforced plastic. The latest GT3 RS weighs 3,268 pounds and if you want to drop even more weight, there’s the optional Weissach package that adds carbon fiber and magnesium wheels that save 17.6 pounds of unsprung weight compared to the standard wheels.
There are three drive modes: Normal, Sport and Track. The Track mode lets you adjust the rear differential settings, the rebound and compression damping and the drag-reduction system. The Track mode also has a unique display in the gauge cluster.
The 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is priced at $225,250 and will arrive next spring.