Born from racing: the new 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS − Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG Press Database (2024)

2018/02/20 | Atlanta | Products | Press Release

Atlanta. The Porsche motorsport department is presenting Weissach’s latest treat at the Geneva Motor Show: the 2019 911 GT3 RS with a race-bred chassis and a high-revving four-liter, naturally aspirated engine producing 520 horsepower and 346 lb.-ft. of torque. Based on the 911 GT3, the RS has been refined even further, combining the most powerful naturally aspirated engine ever fitted to a road-legal 911 with a suspension that features recalibrated rear axle steering tuned for maximum dynamics and precision. The new 911 GT3 RS accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds quicker than the current 911 GT3 with PDK and 0.1 seconds quicker than the previous 911 GT3 RS. Top track speed of the 2019 911 GT3 RS is 193 mph. Following the launch of the 2018 911 GT3 and the 2018 911 GT2 RS, the new 911 GT3 RS represents the third road-legal GT model to be unveiled within a year.

Race-inspired aerodynamics and lightweight construction
Aerodynamics and lightweight construction have determined the design of the wide, weight-optimized body with its classic fixed rear wing. Like on the 2018 911 GT3, the front and rear fascia are made of lightweight polyurethane. Additionally, the front trunk lid and fenders on the 911 GT3 RS are made of carbon fiber and the roof consists of magnesium. Like on the 2018 911 GT2 RS, NACA ducts in the front trunk lid optimize brake cooling without increasing drag. The front fascia features a spoiler lip that is larger than on the previous model, increasing downforce in conjunction with the larger side skirts. At the rear, the large wing mounted on the carbon fiber deck lid works in combination with a rear underbody diffusor. The result: The 2019 911 GT3 RS produces more than twice as much downforce as the regular 911 GT3 at 124 mph. The race-inspired appearance continues in the interior: Full Bucket Seats with carbon fiber reinforced backrests provide a high degree of lateral support to suit the vehicle’s exceptional level of lateral grip. Lightweight glass for the rear window and rear side windows, lightweight door panels with door opening loops, reduced sound insulation, and the omission of rear seats emphasize the consistency of the material choices and the dedication to saving weight. The Alcantara steering wheel measuring 360 mm in diameter features a yellow 12 o’clock center marker.

The most powerful naturally aspirated engine in a road-legal 911 ever
The four-liter, naturally aspirated flat-six engine from Porsche in the new 911 GT3 RS pushes the sports car to new limits: It delivers 20 horsepower more than the engine in the 2016 911 GT3 RS and the current 911 GT3. Plasma coated cylinder liners, a central oil supply through the crankshaft with larger bearing diameters, larger connecting rod bearings and the rigid valve train with shims to provide valve clearance compensation all carry over from the 2018 911 GT3. Capable of up to 9,000 rpm like the regular 911 GT3, the thoroughbred engine takes in ram air through openings in the rear quarter panels, and it is closely related to the unit used in current Porsche 911 race cars. The unmistakable flat-six sound escapes the exhaust tips, which are made of titanium like the muffler itself. The engine is mated to a specifically tuned seven-speed PDK, which features performance-oriented gearing with the top track speed being reached in seventh gear, like all GT tuned PDK transmissions.

Race-bred chassis
Technology derived from motorsport ensures that the chassis offers exceptional driving dynamics. Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM), active engine mounts, rear axle steering, and the fully variable electronic locking rear differential with Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV+) are standard. Ball joints on all suspension links provide even greater precision than conventional bearings with rubber bushings. Furthermore, the new 911 GT3 RS features new helper springs at the front axle, in addition to the rear. As is customary for a Porsche GT model, the ride height, toe, camber, caster and sway bar settings of the suspension can be adjusted to suit individual driver preferences. Forged lightweight wheels measuring 9.5 x 20 inches in diameter with newly developed 265/35 ultra-high performance (UHP) tires enhance agility and steering precision, while 12.5 x 21 inch wheels with 325/30 UHP tires mounted at the rear deliver excellent traction. Overall, the wider tires offer a significantly larger contact patch than those of the regular 911 GT3. Large cross-drilled grey cast iron rotors measuring 380 mm front and rear are standard, while the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake system with 410 mm rotors at the front and 390 mm rotors at the rear can be ordered as an option. The ceramic rotors weigh around 50 percent less than the cast-iron variants.

Optional Weissach package and magnesium wheels for extra weight savings
For particularly spirited drivers, the Porsche motorsport department has created an optional Weissach package to reduce the weight of the car even further. With this package, the front and rear sway bars and coupling rods, vehicle roof, steering wheel trim, and shift paddles on the steering wheel are all made of carbon fiber, reducing the weight by roughly 13 pounds. Optional forged magnesium wheels, weighing around 25 pounds less than the standard wheels, are available as well in conjunction with the Weissach package. When equipped with these options, the weight of the 911 GT3 RS drops to 3,153 pounds.

Pricing and availability
The new 2019 911 GT3 RS is available to order now and is expected to reach U.S. dealers in fall 2018. The MSRP is $187,500, not including available options or the $1,050 delivery, processing and handling fee. The Weissach Package is available for $18,000. The magnesium wheels can be ordered for an additional $13,000 in conjunction with the Weissach Package and will be available at a later date.

David Burkhalter

Public Relations Department

Corporate Communications


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Born from racing: the new 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS − Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG Press Database (2024)


How much is a 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Weissach package? ›

The new 2019 911 GT3 RS is available to order now and is expected to reach U.S. dealers in fall 2018. The MSRP is $187,500, not including available options or the $1,050 delivery, processing and handling fee. The Weissach Package is available for $18,000.

How much is the Porsche 911 GT3 R race car? ›

Price is a big final difference between the two race cars: The Cup car will set you back $287,500, whereas the GT3 R is literally double that at $575,000.

What is the top speed of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS? ›

As soon as the lights give the starting signal, the new 911 GT3 RS delivers unbelievable performance of up to 342 lb-ft on the racetrack. With up to 518 hp, taking you from 0-60 mph in 3.0 seconds, it can reach a top track speed of 184 mph.

Is the Porsche 911 GT3 RS a race car? ›

The lightweight body design of the 911 GT3 RS production sports car featuring intelligent aluminium-steel composite construction has proven to be the ideal basis for the near-production race car.

Is Porsche GT3 RS Limited Edition? ›

The exclusive, limited-edition 1:18 scale model of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS (992) showcases impressive attention to detail and deserves its place in any collection.

Is Porsche 911 GT3 RS Limited Edition? ›

Announced shortly after the reveal of the 992-generation 911 GT3 RS, the “Tribute To Carrera RS” package was introduced as a limited-production version that celebrates Porsche's motorsport heritage.

Which Porsches are not street legal? ›

The new 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is the most powerful, non-street legal, GT customer sports car we've ever built – a high-performance turnkey race car created for track day and Clubsport events on race tracks around the globe. In an exclusive limited edition of 200 units globally.

Is the Porsche 911 GT3 R street legal? ›

Yes, you can. I would recommend finding roads that are pretty smooth. Porsche is actually pretty good at building extreme performance cars that can still be streetable, but it's not to everyone's taste to actually use them in this way.

Is the GT3 a sports car? ›

The Porsche 911 GT3 is a high-performance hom*ologation model of the Porsche 911 sports car. It is a line of high-performance models, which began with the 1973 911 Carrera RS.

Is 911 Turbo S faster than GT3 RS? ›

The base-level Porsche 911 Turbo already offers 54 more horsepower than the GT3 RS, and 70 more horsepower than the base GT3. With up to 640 horsepower, the Turbo S is a lot more powerful, and significantly faster, than anything in the GT3 lineup.

Is the GT3 RS better than GT3? ›

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS exhibits a much more aggressive and aerodynamic appearance than the standard GT3. Its presence is distinguished by an imposing, enlarged rear wing that contributes to generating increased grip in corners and sensational stability at high speeds.

How many GT3 RS are made? ›

Porsche 911 GT3 Production Build Numbers
CarYears ofUnits Built
997.2 GT3 RS 4.02011600
991.1 GT32013–20166,300
991.1 GT3 RS2016–20174,500
991.2 GT3 - PDK2017–20199,500
14 more rows

Why is the 911 GT3 RS so good? ›

The GT3 RS = made for track; actual “track” car being road-legal, and trying to be lightweight (the reason why you don't have proper door handles but you have a GPS/clim/radio), and made with the spirit of doing a track car that you could actually drive back at home without too much discomfort.

Is GT3 RS only manual? ›

The GT3 offers both a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic (a.k.a. PDK) or a six-speed manual. The PDK-equipped example we drove showcased the automatic's intuitive behavior as well as the engine's spirited responses and intoxicating soundtrack.

How much is the GT3 RS Weissach package? ›

Equipped with the $33,520 Weissach lightweighting package, the $302,020 Racing yellow GT3 RS tested for this story weighed just 3,220 pounds, or less than your average compact econobox. That's a phenomenal feat considering how wide the tires, the wing, and the body are.

How much is the Weissach pack? ›

You should be paying £192,600 in the UK before options, and another £29,600 for the Weissach pack with carbon roll cage… but you won't. As always with RS products, demand far outstrips supply so the chances of getting your name on the list at this late stage are slim to none.

How much is GT3 RS Weissach? ›

The Weissach Package costs $33,520, but we can't imagine a GT3 RS customer not going for it.

What is the GT3 RS Weissach package? ›

The Weissach package enhances look and performance. The developers have also reduced the weight further with lightweight construction features. For example, the front lid, vehicle roof and upper shells of the exterior mirrors are made of carbon-weave finish.

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