Porsche is working on the next gen edition of the track focused 911 GT3 RS and the car was spotted without any camouflage.
The spy photos show the car in testing along with which a couple of other details are revealed as well.
The car is camouflaged but it is very minor making it easy to spot some of the design changes Porsche is going with. The front proudly showcases an amazing grille arrangement combined with a completely redesigned bumper. The overall appearance is very similar to the GT3 which the company revealed during the Geneva motor show this year. The rear side of the car once again looks like the GT3 RS that currently exists in the market. It is unclear whether Porsche has decided to change the rear design or go with the tested one to retain the existing persona of the car.
Apart from these highlighted changes, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS will also sport redesigned headlights, taillights and new vents leading to an improved aerodynamic setup in the racing focused car. Under the bonnet, the vehicle is expected to be powered by a 4.0-liter engine that’s capable of delivering more than 493 horsepower. The numbers are derived from the original GT3 and the RS edition is supposed to provide more horsepower than the base model.
The new RS model will not bring back the crowd favorite six speed manual gearbox that car enthusiasts are always fond of. In terms of performance, the Porsche team has decided to not use a manual gear setup because it may not deliver the performance expected of a RS model in the track.
Talking about the choice to not use manual gearbox, Andreas Preuninger, Porsche’s GT head said, “Bringing the manual gearbox to the GT3 RS doesn’t make any sense. It will easily lose to the conventional GT3 equipped with a PDK gearbox in terms of acceleration and top speed. RS is supposed to be the fastest version of the car to hit the tracks and in order to achieve it, we will adopt necessary changes.”
There is no word on when the car will officially be available. It is expected that the 2018 Porsche GT3 will be the first to hit stores before the end of the year. The RS edition of the car usually is out after the base model gets launched. The GT3 RS revised edition may be out in the first half of 2018.