If the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 isn’t enough track car for you, the Stuttgart-based automaker is bringing back the RS designation for the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, which makes its public debut in Geneva next month. Porsche claims the new car is the most powerful naturally aspirated 911 it’s ever produced, packing 514 hp and 346 lb-ft of torque. Continue reading THE 2019 PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS IS THE MOST POTENT NATURALLY ASPIRATED 911 EVER
The true genius of Porsche’s new GT3, the second coming of the model on the 991 platform, is that even a master will never fully exploit it. That’s the trait that defines the GT3, not just among Porsches but among the world’s best drivers’ cars. As a result, it engenders fascination like almost nothing else. No matter how hard it’s pushed, there’s still magic to be discovered in its responses, beauty in its feedback, joy in its abilities. This is a machine whetted on the mill of necessity and unencumbered by frippery. It is noise and feel and heat and speed wrapped into a physically absurd package then distilled beyond what its design merits.
Porsche has perfected the art of scheduling the launch of new variants of its 911 range to keep something fresh and new in the lineup throughout a model generation. Case in point: This 2017 911 GTS model of the platform launched in its initial 991 form at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show and then updated to 991.2 specs in 2015. One and a half years later, the newest GTS appears—eagerly awaited because it has been one of our favorite models in its previous iterations. It marks the most powerful 911 outside of the monstrously powerful Turbo models and the thinly disguised racer that is the GT3.