New Porsche 911 992 GT3 RS spotted: price, specs and release date

Padraig Mallett
October 19, 2020

A new Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been spied testing at the Nürburgring. The track-focused version of the latest 992 911 should be revealed before the end of 2020. 

  • Hard-core 911 GT3 RS spotted
  • Loads of aerodynamic upgrades
  • Will retain 4.0-litre flat-six
  • Naturally-aspirated
  • Automatic and manual gearboxes
  • Two-seat layout
  • Expected price: From £140,000

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been spotted undergoing testing on the famous Nurburgring race track before this Mercedes-AMG GT Pro and McLaren 600LT alternative goes on sale next year.

You could easily mistake this new GT3 RS for a full-blown racing car. 

New Porsche 911 GT3 RS design

For the most part, all Porsche 911s look pretty similar. But, you’ll spot some pretty obvious changes to this new GT3 RS prototype. Firstly, the opening in the lower section of the front bumper is bigger than ever to help guide air to the radiators and there are two sizable air vents in the bonnet to help hot air escape from under the car.

A huge rear wing and new rear diffuser will create more grip at high speeds than the standard 911. 

From the side, you’ll spot large vents ahead of the doors and some huge brakes hiding behind a set of new alloy wheels. The rear end, although disguised by temporary plastic cladding, clearly features a couple of large exhaust pipes, a sizeable diffuser and a vast rear wing to help produce plenty of downforce at speed and give the car more grip in fast corners. The LED lights that run the width of the rear bumper look the same as on the standard 911.

911 GT3s traditionally come with naturally aspirated, rather than turbocharged engines. 

New Porsche 911 GT3 RS engine and driving

The new 911 GT3 RS will likely be fitted with a naturally aspirated 4.0-litre flat-six engine that will produce more than 500hp and help the car hit 60mph from zero in less than four seconds. Every GT3 RS will be rear-wheel drive, but you’ll be able to choose between a dual-clutch automatic and a manual gearbox.

The new GT3 RS won’t be quite as fast as the four-wheel-drive 911 Turbo S in a drag race but it’ll be lighter and its firmer, track-focused suspension should make it more agile through the corners. It’ll also be the fastest 911 that’ll come with a manual gearbox option – that might be a crucial selling point if you’re the sort of petrolhead who prefers changing gear themselves…

The new GT3 RS will get a set of racing buckets instead of the standard 911’s plush leather seats, shown here. 

New Porsche 911 GT3 RS interior

There are no official interior pictures of the new GT3 RS just yet, but because it’s a track-focused car you can expect it to look pretty spartan compared with the standard 911. There’ll be some light-weight carbon fibre bucket seats in the front and a stong track-ready roll-cage in the back where you’d find a standard 911’s rear seats.

Expect the new 911 992 GT3 RS to arrive in showrooms in 2021. 

New Porsche 911 GT3 RS price and release date

Official details on the new 911 GT3 RS are yet to be revealed, but the car will probably be launched later in 2020 with customer deliveries expected in 2021. The new GT3 RS will be priced from approximately £140,000, but add a few bells and whistles – such as fancier interior trim, upgraded carbon-ceramic brakes and a sports exhaust – and you may need to hand around £160,000.

If you can’t wait for the new 911 GT3 RS, read our detailed Porsche 911 review or compare the best sports cars currently on sale. 

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