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General Information
Vehicle Type: 2 door sports car
Price: $185,000
Miles Per Gallon:
Drivetrain
Configuration
Engine:
Displacement: 4.0 Liter
Horsepower: 500
Torque: 339
Max RPM: 8,250
Transmission: 6 speed manual
Dimensions
Weight:
Height:
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Wheelbase:
Track:
Performance
0-60 mph: 3.8 seconds
0-100 mph:
Quarter Mile:
Top Speed: 193 MPH
Lateral Acceleration:
Braking, 60-0 mph:
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Nürburgring Lap Time:

Porsche raises the output of it's street legal race car, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 to 500HP.  Porsche increased the engine size to a portly 4.0 liters resulting in the most powerful normally aspirated 911 of all time with 500 horsepower and 339 ft-lbs of torque.  The new 4.0L motor redlines at 8,250 RPM and puts the power down through the rear wheels only via standard 6 speed manuals tranmission, no fancy dual clutch gearboxes for this dedicated track car.

The updated motor allows for a 0-60 MPH time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 193 MPH while the updated aerodynamics increase the downforce by 426 pounds.   This helped high speed stability around the Nürburgring with Porsche running an impressive time of just 7 minutes and 27 seconds.  While a great time indeed, it still can't trump the 2008 Viper ACR from 3 years ago.

Full Press Release Below:

 

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The 911 GT3 RS, one of Porsche's most popular, coveted and successful track-inspired production cars, has been given a final, thrilling injection of thoroughbred motorsport technology resulting in the 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0. Limited to 600 vehicles worldwide, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 brings together in a sports car the attributes that have made the Porsche 911 GT3 a consistent winner on the race track.

The motorsport-derived 4.0-liter engine, already the highest displacement 911 engine ever, also features the highest per-liter output -- 125 horsepower (hp) per liter -- from a naturally aspirated Porsche flat-six engine. The engine uses forged pistons, the connecting rods are fashioned from titanium, and the crankshaft has been lifted unchanged from the 911 GT3 RSR race car. It achieves its maximum power of 500 hp at 8,250 rpm. Maximum torque of 339 ft/lbs is reached at 5,750 rpm.

The 911 GT3 RS 4.0 offers truly impressive performance, lapping the famed Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 7 minutes and 27 seconds. Available exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 sprints from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.8 seconds, and with its gearing designed for the race circuit it reaches the 124 mph mark on the race track in under 12 seconds.

The 911 GT3 RS 4.0's outstanding driving dynamics come from numerous, meticulously coordinated details. In addition to using suspension components typically encountered in motor racing, weight reduction is also of supreme importance. Equipped as standard with lightweight components such as light but strong carbon fiber sport bucket seats, carbon fiber front fenders and luggage compartment lid, and weight-optimized carpets, the two-seater's ready-for-action weight is just 2,998 lbs with a full fuel tank. The 911 GT3 RS 4.0's power-to-weight ratio is 5.99 lbs/hp.

This limited edition 911 is painted Carrara White as standard and emphasizes its proximity to motor racing by its dynamic appearance. Signature characteristics are the wide track, the low vehicle position, the large rear wing with side plates, central twin tailpipe, and the aerodynamically optimized body. Air deflection vanes mounted on either side of the front bumper – called 'flics' or dive planes – make their first appearance on a production Porsche. They create increased downforce on the front axle, and together with the steeply inclined rear wing, provide aerodynamics on par with its performance capabilities. As a result, at the 193 mph top track speed, aerodynamic forces exert an additional 426 lbs of downforce, thus pushing the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 onto the road.


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