Porsche 992 GT3 RS – figures, data, facts and a driving report

Everything about the Porsche 992 GT3 RS

Would you like to find out as much as possible about the new Porsche 992 GT3 RS? What makes him so special? Its technical data and special features? How much does the Porsche 992 GT3 RS cost? Who are his strongest competitors? And above all: how does it drive?

Then you are exactly right here! We’ll show you everything you need to know about the Porsche 992 GT3 RS.

The model history of the Porsche 992 series

The Porsche 992 series is a milestone in the long history of the sports car brand from Zuffenhausen. The development of this series began in the early 2010s when Porsche decided to redesign the legendary 911 in its latest iteration. The 992 series was presented to the world public for the first time at the 2018 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main and seamlessly continued the tradition of the iconic 911. The design of the 992 is reminiscent of the timeless lines of its predecessors, but with modern elements and aerodynamic improvements.

The 992 series includes a wide range of model variants, from the basic Carrera version to the powerful Turbo and GT models. A notable feature is the use of high-performance materials such as aluminum and advanced composites that help reduce weight and maximize performance. Under the hood, the various variants rely on a range of state-of-the-art drive systems, including powerful turbo engines that take the legendary performance of the 911 to a new level.

The 992 series also stands out for its advanced technology. The interior has been equipped with high-quality materials and an innovative infotainment system that offers state-of-the-art connectivity options. The 992 series also integrates advanced driver assistance systems that not only increase safety but also driving comfort.

With the 992 series, Porsche is once again proving its commitment to excellence in the sports car segment. These vehicles embody the combination of tradition and innovation that has made the 911 a symbol of driving fun and technical sophistication for decades.

Background: The history of the Porsche 911 GT3

The story of the Porsche 911 GT3 is a fascinating journey through the world of high-performance sports cars that began in 1999. Porsche presented the 911 GT3 of the then 996 series for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show, creating an icon that combined the heritage of the 911 with racing technology.

The origins of the GT3 lie in the racing world, where Porsche has already achieved great success with the 911 Cup vehicle. The idea behind the GT3 was to create a road car that carried the racing genes of its predecessor. From the outset, the GT3 was powered by a high-revving, powerful engine that delivered impressive acceleration and top speeds.

Over the years, the 911 GT3 has undergone several evolutions, with each generation incorporating advanced technologies and lightweight materials. The models have not only been made more powerful, but also aerodynamically optimized to ensure better road holding and driving stability. The introduction of the PDK dual-clutch transmission in the later generations (from the 991 series onwards) enabled lightning-fast gear changes and made a significant contribution to the performance of the GT3.

The GT3 has also enjoyed impressive success on race tracks around the world, from endurance races to well-known motorsport events such as the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. The GT3’s racing genes are reflected in its precision and agility, giving drivers on the road the feeling of mastering a real racing car.

The latest generation of the Porsche 911 GT3 – the Porsche 992 GT3 presented here – is a technological masterpiece that captures the essence of racing in a road vehicle. With its distinctive rear wing, wide wheel arches and striking design, the GT3 remains a symbol of performance and driving pleasure that continues to fascinate the enthusiastic fan base around the world.

What makes the Porsche 992 GT3 RS so special?

The current spearhead of the Porsche 911 GT3 has a number of technical delights that have never been found in any other road vehicle – and certainly not in a production model from Porsche:

Extreme aerodynamics concept

Even a current Porsche 992 GT3 generates a decent amount of downforce with its huge rear wing and various other measures. However, the 992 GT3 RS triples this value and, with an incredible 409kg of downforce at 200km/h, still generates twice as much as its direct predecessor!

This is achieved not only by the very distinctive rear wing, air intakes on the side of the vehicle and wheel arch ventilation with side blades for improved air flow, but also some wing elements on the front of the vehicle as well as the cooling principle borrowed from motorsport with a center radiator installed at an angle in the front of the vehicle.

Directly from motorsport: DRS

For the first time ever in a Porsche production vehicle, the 992 GT3 RS has a downforce reduction system (DRS) (familiar to many from motorsport) installed as standard – here part of the rear wing can be hydraulically flattened or acts as an airbrake and thus shortens the braking distance around 2.5m from 200km/h.

Extremely lightweight construction

In racing as well as in high-performance super sports cars, one thing counts above all: an excellent power-to-weight ratio. And here Porsche digs deep into its technical bag of tricks in several places: whether it’s new side doors made of carbon, magnesium wheels with central locking or the extremely light bucket seats. With the GT3 RS of the 992 series, Porsche paid attention to every gram!

Drive: 4.0 liter 6-cylinder naturally aspirated boxer engine

The 6-cylinder boxer engine with a displacement of 4 liters and even sharper camshafts has long been known in the 911 GT3 – What should be particularly emphasized is that, despite current emissions regulations, this is still a hoarse, roaring and, above all, extremely high-revving engine (>9,000 revolutions per minute!) is a naturally aspirated engine!

Top-notch equipment: The Weissach package

If you want to take performance to the extreme, order your 992 GT3 RS with the optional Weissach package and get, among other things: front hood, roof, mirror covers and rear wing made of real carbon fiber with visible optics, shift paddles from the Porsche 911 GT3 R racing car and a massive one Roll cage with appropriate struts.

Technical data of the Porsche 992 GT3 RS

Drive of the Porsche 992 GT3 RS

  • Engine: 6-cylinder boxer naturally aspirated engine
  • Fuel type: Petrol Super Plus
  • Displacement: 3996cc
  • Compression: 13.3:1
  • Engine power: 386kW / 525 HP at 8500 RPM
  • Torque: 465 Nm at 6300 RPM
  • Drive type: Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
  • Transmission: 7-speed dual clutch transmission
  • Low in pollutants: EURO 6d

Body of the 992 GT3 RS

  • Vehicle type: coupe
  • Seating: 2 people
  • Dimensions: length 4572mm x width 1900mm x height 1322mm
  • Wheelbase: 2457mm
  • Track width: 1630mm front / 1582mm rear
  • Ground clearance: 100mm
  • Trunk volume: 132 liters
  • Curb weight: 1525kg
  • Weight distribution: 38.8% front / 61.2% rear
  • Permissible total weight: 1795kg
  • Payload: 270kg
  • Chassis: Independent suspension with coil springs and shock absorbers
  • Steering ratio: 14.1:1
  • Rim size: 10j x 20″ front / 13j x 21″ rear
  • Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2R
  • Tire size: 275/35-R20 front / 335/30-R21 rear

Driving performance

  • Top speed: 296 km/h
  • Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h: 3.3 seconds
  • Acceleration from 0 to 200 km/h: 10.8 seconds
  • Braking distance 100 to 0 km/h: 28.0m
  • Braking distance 100 to 0 km/h: 97.0m

Test reports from the Porsche 992 GT3 RS

The Porsche 992 GT3 RS was excessively praised by the trade press and automotive journalists and received almost exclusively excellent reviews. Below is an excerpt from the national and international test reports:

sport auto Supertest

In the super test conducted by the German magazine sport auto, the Porsche 992 GT3 RS shone with top marks in almost all disciplines, making it one of the best sports cars ever tested there.

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TopGear Review 2023

The British culture magazine TopGear praises the Porsche 992 GT3 RS in particular for its excellent performance in all driving capacities and speaks of a “road-legal racing car”.

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Auto Bild driving report

In one of the very first driving reports, Auto Bild praised the Porsche 992 GT3 RS in particular for its uncompromising approach to racing, which can only be found in very few cars these days.

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Target group: Who is the Porsche 992 GT3 RS suitable for?

It’s clear: the Porsche 992 GT3 RS is definitely not a car for everyone – and it doesn’t want to be or should be. Die-hard fans of Porsche’s GT series, on the other hand, know exactly what they love so much about these vehicles. But who is Porsche’s motorsport spearhead actually suitable for?

The Porsche 992 GT3 is the right car for everyone who…

  • place more value on real performance than on simple elegance
  • Looking for a real racing car with legal street approval
  • would rather be at home on a real race track than on the road
  • have a firm character and are sometimes conspicuous
  • think a normal Porsche 911 Carrera is far too boring
  • Even in 2024, people will still drive a car for fun

How much does the Porsche 992 GT3 RS cost?

The new Porsche 992 GT3 RS has a base price of €248,157. As we all know, however, a little equipment increases the cost significantly – driving a Porsche GT3 has never been cheap. A few examples from the equipment catalog:

  1. The Weissach package costs €36,390.20 extra.
  2. The PCCB ceramic brake system is available from €9,186.80 extra.
  3. A color configuration in a color of your choice costs €15,446.20 extra.

A properly equipped example of the Porsche 992 GT3 RS can quickly cost over €300,000 – and the very limited availability on the used car market means that even existing vehicles are traded above the official list price.

Competitors of the Porsche 992 GT3 RS

You might think that with all the praise, the 992 GT3 RS is in a league of its own – but of course that’s not entirely the truth. There are some competitors among the established sports car manufacturers who would like to take on the Porsche 992 GT3 RS:

McLaren 765LT

The McLaren 765LT is the super sporty variant of the already extremely high-performance McLaren 720S and, like the 992 GT3 RS, also has a number of details directly from motorsport.

Ferrari 488 Pista

The Ferrari 488 Pista is not a completely new model from the Italian manufacturer, but it is the last motorsport variant of Ferrari’s mid-engine 488 GTB series – there is no such model of the Ferrari F8 Tributo.

Corvette C8 Z06

The latest Corvette series with the abbreviation C8 Stingray also has a particularly powerful variant with all sorts of motorsport extras up its sleeve and is called the Corvette C8 Z06.. 

How can you drive the Porsche 992 GT3?

We can’t help those of you whose mouths aren’t watering at all the highlights of the Porsche 992 GT3 RS…

However, we would like to show everyone else how you can drive the Porsche 992 GT3 yourself today:

Option 1: Buy a Porsche 992 GT3 RS

If you have the necessary change, you can of course simply buy the GT3 RS from Porsche – so you can drive the 992 GT3 at any time and of course configure your personal dream car.

Unfortunately, due to the expected delivery time, this option not only takes a while but is of course also extremely expensive.

Option 2: Porsche 992 GT3 RS test drive

Another alternative is of course a test drive with the Porsche 992 GT3 RS at a Porsche center of your choice – you probably won’t be able to enjoy driving this dream car yourself cheaper.

Realistically speaking, however, the probability is extremely low, since a) almost no Porsche center has this dream car in stock as a demonstration car and b) hardly anyone will give out a car as rare as the 992 GT3 RS for a test drive…

Option 3: Rent a Porsche 992 GT3 RS from DRIVAR®

If you neither want to buy the Porsche 992 GT3 RS straight away nor have the necessary connections for a test drive at the Porsche Center, you can still rent a Porsche from DRIVAR today – regardless of whether it is actually a Porsche GT3 for rent or one of the numerous other models.

Option 4: Porsche GT3 race track training

Nowhere does a Porsche 911 GT3 feel more at home than on a real race track – so why shouldn’t you simply book a Porsche 911 GT3 race track training course with DRIVAR and drive this motorsport monster around the track yourself?