Siren Song at 9,000 RPM: Go Faster
All the hype around high-performance models of the Porsche 911 seems never-ending. Whenever a new vehicle is released, it’s always proclaimed to be the greatest one ever as well as the speediest edition yet — arguably enough to consider it a divine chariot. Still, once you install a 4.0-liter flat-6 engine without turbochargers into the GT3 RS edition of this iconic sports car, the highest claims appear valid: it is indisputably the swiftest and most superb model to date.
With launch control, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS can shoot off the start line with hardly any drama or slipping of the wheels. Quickly switching gears up to the 9,000 RPM stop line looks truly unbelievable. Watching the speed increase on the significant tachometer resembles something from a classic Porsche 356, which had a maximum point of 4,500 RPM compared to the phenomenal GT3.
Hearing the purr of the six-cylinder motor is a true sonic delight. This engine emits a beguiling dirge, rather than calling you to danger, it encourages higher speeds. The model can cover the Nurburgring circuit in less than seven minutes wielding the power of Porsche’s highest unassisted engine.
Perhaps this is what renders the video to a certain extent of dissatisfaction. Its length is not enough – 54 seconds, and you can experience the intense power of a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, going to a rate of 263 km/h or 163 mph right away. And it just needs around 20 seconds to reach that number. It is unbelievably high-speed but it ends in short time.
Fortunately, there are other ways to experience the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Seyth Miersma’s First Drive Video Review gives a detailed look at the car and how “the new GT3 RS can be adjusted on the fly to suit any track or driver.” If you’re still not satisfied, Porsche created a limited run of soundbars that use the GT3’s exhaust system for an even more immersive experience.
Source: Motorsport Magazine via YouTube