Porsche 911 Gt3 Rs
MOTOR Magazine Australia|June 2019
Porsche 911 Gt3 Rs

Driving nirvana, if you’re hard enough

Scott Newman

NOTHING ABOUT the Porsche 991.2 911 GT3 RS makes sense. It defies expectations, logic and certainly physics, delivering a pure hit of driving adrenaline straight to your rapidly pulsating heart. It doesn’t make sense that a car that looks like it’s escaped from the Bathurst 12 Hour grid should be allowed on the public road. It has a bright green roll cage, ferchrissake!

The Lizard Green paint definitely doesn’t help it blend into the background, but the GT3 RS could be painted dishwater grey and still spin observers’ heads quick

LIKE: World’s greatest engine? Ridiculously fast and capable; looks incredible DISLIKE: New 992 makes more sense as a road car; struggles on very bumpy roads enough to cause whiplash. The 911 Turbo bodyshell gives the RS a very Instagrammable, erm, RS.

Optioning the $34,390 Weissach Package lays a liberal layer of carbon fibre across the top of Porsche’s road racer, the bonnet, roof and rear wing all shedding weight, while elsewhere the anti-roll bars and shift paddles also cop the carbon treatment.

If you’re truly offended by the thought of extra kilograms, an extra $7600 will substitute the steel roll cage for a titanium one to save 12kg and a further $26,600 will add magnesium wheels and drop another 11.5kg. A $68,590 option package won’t make sense to most, but the take-up rate suggests it makes very good financial sense for Porsche at the very least.

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June 2019