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Porsche Announces The 911 GT3 RS 4.0

Posted in European Rides, Favorite Cars, Porsche by Kurt Ernst | April 28th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0. Image: Porsche

When Porsche calls their new 911 variant “as close to a race car as a street legal car can possibly get”, you know they’re not just blowing smoke. Porsche doesn’t do things halfway, and the new 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is a classic example: it starts with a normally aspirated, 500 horsepower, 4.0-liter flat six engine, then it strips out as much weight as possible. It’s got Perspex windows, a carbon fiber hood and fenders, and Porsche even specified lightweight springs and aluminum dampers. Andreas Preuninger, Porsche’s head of GT Cars, calls it “maybe” the best Porsche RS ever built; since Germans aren’t prone to exaggeration, you know the car will be something special. If you want one, you’d best scrape together a big pile of Euros schnell; Porsche is only building 600 examples, and you know they’ll sell out quickly. See the car in action in the video below.

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