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Car pictures of the week: Porsche 911 GT3 RS at eCoty 2023

Porsche's Cayman GT4 RS stumbled at eCoty last year – how will the more extreme GT3 RS fare?

evo Car of the Year is always tricky to predict, but in 2022, we were pretty sure we'd be blown away by the Porsche Cayman GT4 RS. It was everything we had always wanted – a Cayman that's undergone the full GT transformation. Instead, we came away disappointed. The GT4 RS was a white knuckle ride, and not necessarily in a good way. 

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Enter the new 911 GT3 RS. Could this be a return to form for Porsche, or another GT product that's more at home on a circuit than it is on the road? Pick up your copy of evo issue 317 in-store or via our online shop to read our full Car of the Year test. 

The signs are that this latest 992-generation model is very much a track car at heart. Take one look at the enormous rear wing and it's hard to argue with that. But to be an eCoty contender it needs to have a wide bandwidth in all conditions, the kind of which has defined Porsche's best GT products over the years. 

Thankfully, some of that familiar magic came through when we first drove the new RS on the road. There were layers to explore beyond its super hero ability, thanks in part to the unprecedented scope of chassis adjustability on offer. The dampers can be tuned for bump and rebound on the fly, for both the front and rear axles respectively. The locking factor of the differential can be tweaked for different stages of the corner, and there’s multi-stage traction and stability control. 

But no electronics can mask the fact that the GT3 RS is a wide, extreme and fiendishly complex car. There’s every chance it could feel overwrought in the same company as the featherweight Alpine A110 R, or even the 911 Carrera T which we also brought to the test. Pick up your copy of evo issue 317 to find out how it fared.

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