Porsche 911 GT3 RS 2015 review - Faster than a Ferrari 458 Speciale? Watch to find out - Design

Breathtakingly exciting and the most communicative 991 yet, the latest GT3 RS is a triumph

Evo rating
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  • Pace; grip; best steering yet in a 991; motorsport-inspired styling
  • Engine lacks the last 500rpm flourish of the regular GT3; PDK-only

Porsche’s Rennsport models are always just that fraction more deranged, more track-ready, more boisterous than the models on which they’re based, and the latest GT3 RS is no exception.

At a glance, you might not spot the alterations. But peer closer and you’ll spot the alloy wheels, larger than before at 20in front, 21in at the rear. They barely clear the arches that shroud them – particularly once the 265/35 R20 front and 325/30 R21 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s at the rear are taken into account.

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Then there are the vents – from motorsport-inspired slats above the front wheels to the gaping intakes on the rear arches, which deliver a ram-air effect to the intake at speed. The front splitter is deep and jutting, the rear spoiler as tall as that on a race car.

Peer even closer and you’ll spot the sculpted, reprofiled, shallower bonnet, and huge meshed air ducts. Inside, there’s a similar hint of the extra-ordinary, in the 918-sourced seat and steering wheel designs and the ever-present roll cage in your rear-view mirror.

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Above all though, it’s a Porsche 911. If you’ve not grown to like the half-century old silhouette by now, not even Porsche’s motorsport modifications are likely to convince you otherwise.

evo Tip

If we were speccing our perfect RS, we would go for PCCB (Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes), the fixed back buckets inspired by those found in the 918 and while we would accept the additional bulk of air-con we would delete the added mass of the half cage in the back. And we’d definitely go for Ultra Violet (purple).


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