The New 513bhp Porsche 911 GT3 RS Has Been Leaked

Leaks are fast becoming a fact of business life for car makers, but let Porsche's chagrin be your early morning bonus with the first leaked details of the next GT3 RS
The New 513bhp Porsche 911 GT3 RS Has Been Leaked

This is the next Porsche GT3 RS; the final version of the 991-era car. It’s very fast, very green… and revealed before Porsche would have liked.

It’s yet another leak, picked up when Australian web magazine Drive posted these images along with details of the new 520-horsepower, 9000rpm monster. Apparently they weren’t supposed to, because the article was taken down – but not before the rest of the world got their grubby mitts on the contents of the piece.

The New 513bhp Porsche 911 GT3 RS Has Been Leaked

The Internet is a Pandora’s Box, and once it’s open and something is out there, there’s not much you can do to keep it secret. Ah, well. Porsche’s frustration is your gain, this time, because the details are juicy.

The 4.0-litre flat-six has been tickled into coughing up an extra 20 horses courtesy of a higher rev ceiling, and that 513bhp peak shaves a tenth of a second off the car’s 0-62mph launch time. It’ll now smash through that barrier in just 3.2 seconds. You’d imagine the noise will be almost as explosive as the launch, too…

The New 513bhp Porsche 911 GT3 RS Has Been Leaked

It’s still PDK-only, because lap times, but the rear-wheel steering has been revised after feedback from all the cars out there in the real world. More minor tweaks surface in the shape of slightly altered front air ducts and larger rear air extraction ducts in a revised rear bumper.

Normal seat belts come as standard but the Clubsport Package swaps them for six-point harnesses, a fire extinguisher and a roll cage. There’s also less sound insulation than you’ll find in a bag of crisps. We wonder whether someone will build a manual version…



I am almost certain this will be the very last N/A Porsche engine, so we have to appreciate this one!

02/07/2018 - 12:11 |
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You can’t be serious… another car getting leaked this this instead of being unveiled at a show or something!

02/07/2018 - 12:19 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Here is a pro tip for you : it was leaked by Porsche on purpose

02/07/2018 - 12:26 |
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ThatMercFan🅱️oi (EDM ftw) (Likes Aventadors) (O

The level of YES in this car is astonishing.

02/07/2018 - 13:42 |
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The Silver Paseo EL54

I am still curious why there is no base GT2 and we do have a GT2 RS?

02/07/2018 - 15:00 |
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Joseph Le Corre

Yaaay!!! Yet another leaked car.

02/07/2018 - 15:53 |
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Joel Brennan

Porsche GT cars just aren’t special to me anymore. I love seeing them in the wild, don’t get me wrong, but I would really prefer Porsche return to their roots and make a GT3 with about 100 less horsepower and a manual gearbox (ONLY) so that it is more usable.

Numbers and specs on pieces of paper are ruining the car industry. These cars are so fast that they just aren’t usable in the real world, and while these specific cars are for the track, people drive them on the road quite often.

But the first question people ask me about certain cars is “what’s the 0-60 time” or “how powerful is it”. That is completely irrelevant! 0-60 (in around 7 seconds) in a Fiat 124 is actually very fun! Sure, the MX-5 is 0.6 seconds quicker or something (for U.S. spec cars) but in the real world the only thing that matters is how much fun you can have. If you keep your foot down though just 3 gears in a 718 Cayman S you could have your license taken away. Do it in a slow car and you’ll barely reach the speed limit.

Supercars and sports cars would all be better if they were slower, more pure, and WAY, WAY less focused about those few tenths of a second around a racetrack. Besides, when people go to trackdays, there are other people on the track and you can’t possibly drive flat out without risking a major accident. It’s completely pointless.

02/07/2018 - 16:17 |
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I agree with you. Although, no offense, you kind of sound like James May: “The Nurburgring is ruining cars!”

03/20/2018 - 18:44 |
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When will we have a car that will actually be launched instead of leaked?

02/07/2018 - 16:40 |
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This is what a 911 GT3 should be. High-revving and made for driver enjoyment. Pity it’ll lose out to the call for turbos in search of a few seconds shaved off lap times.

02/07/2018 - 16:49 |
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Next up the 911.1247483884 gt3

02/07/2018 - 17:39 |
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I think the “leaks” are just ways to get more people in the car community to read and learn about new cars because the sense that you’re reading something that a huge company doesn’t want you to read. Then the people who are willing and able to purchase these feel they know more than the average Porsche buyer and are more hyped to buy one because of information “they’re not supposed to know”.

02/07/2018 - 18:18 |
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