Porsche Has Been Secretly Developing a Delightful Aerodynamic Innovation – the GT3 RS
The latest generation of 911 GT3 RS has been unveiled by Porsche in the global market. Compared to the latest
The latest generation of 911 GT3 RS has been unveiled by Porsche in the global market. Compared to the latest 992 generations, GT3 RS is somehow based on them. However, there are several mechanical upgrades introduced by the manufacturer. Some cosmetic changes are also there that have been brought to improve the vehicle’s aerodynamics and performance. These modifications have been done to enable lower drag and carry higher speeds on the race tracks.
Porsche 911 GT3 RS comes with a screaming red line of 9,000 rpm. The max power produced by its engine is around 525 hp and 465 Nm of peak torque. It also incorporates a mated 7-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) transmission. There might be a bit of disappointment for the enthusiasts as there is no manual gearbox on offer. It is very well known to all that PDK is faster when it comes to shifting and response time. In addition, the gear ratios have been shortened by Porsche when compared to the 911 GT3.
According to Porsche, the 911 GT3 RS can hit a speed of 100 Kmph in just 3.2 seconds and can go to a top speed of 296 Kmph. However, for the enthusiasts, it won’t be a matter of surprise that the 911 GT3 RS hits the100 Kmph mark in just 3 seconds. Porsche is popular for its underpromising and over-delivering whenever it comes to acceleration times. So, with the 911 GT3 RTS, the manufacturer has given three driving modes on offer. The modes are Normal, Sport and Track.
With all the aerodynamic improvements, Porsche has introduced a new rear wing that is acting like icing on the cake. It is the first Porsche vehicle to come with a rear wing that goes higher than the roof of the car itself. It is also the first car produced by Porsche to be fitted with a drag reduction system(DRS). The huge rear wing also works like an air brake. The other interesting thing about the car is its new adjustable suspension. The steering wheel is fitted with rotary knobs through which the driver can regulate or adjust the rebound and compression settings. The driver can even adjust the rear differential through the knobs.
More About Aerodynamics
The new 911 GT3 RS makes use of a large central radiator angled in the node of the car instead of a three radiator layout that was seen in the previous models. This helps in integrating more active aerodynamic elements by freeing up space on the sides of the car. It has been incorporated with continuously adjustable wing elements present at the front and two-part rear wing. This eventually results in the production of a staggering 409 kg of total downforce at 200 km/h and 860 kg at 285 km/h which is almost twice the downforce in its predecessor models.
Area For Improvements
While these accessories are imparting an aggressive and sporty look to the car, their improvement role becomes mere when the car is not being operated at its track speeds. Thus, Porsche wants to make these bumper air guides fit flush with the body when it is not being used and extend it whenever required such as in Track mode or after a certain speed attained by the car. This invention would be very helpful in saving the car’s fuel and look neater at its lower speeds. It would be still directing air towards the low-pressure area between the diffuser and the rear wing, thus, improving performance.
Perhaps this could be the reason why the GT3 RS prototypes seen so far have been fitted with different bumpers. But even if it is not there, we feel confident that one-day Zuffenhausen would use the finest tech in its car production, perhaps the GT2 RS.