520bhp For The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
For 2018, Porsche has updated its 911 GT3 RS with some extra power and other goodies. The news was â€˜accidentlyâ€™ release on the Internet by a website. Although it was quickly pulled down, it was still too late and the details spread across.
So, whatâ€™s new here? Nope, no major engine upgrades. But, yes, a bump in the power figure. The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS will produce 520bhp (20 more than before) from its 4.0-litre, in-line flat-six engine. While every other manufacturer is implementing turbochargers in most of their products, Itâ€™s impressive how Porsche manages to extract that much power from a naturally aspirated engine.
Somehow, thereâ€™s a special place for naturally aspirated engines, and the melodious soundtrack of such a flat-six is quite unique. To allow the driver to hear more of this track, Porsche has increased the redline of the 2018 911 GT3 RS to 9,000 RPM. Itâ€™d scream through the streets with such a wide rev range! However, we still donâ€™t get a manual transmission here and would have to work around with the dual-clutch gearbox.
What else? Porsche has also tweaked the rear wheel steering mechanism a bit to enhance the performance of the car. And there are small aerodynamic and aesthetic changes.