Purple Beast: Vorsteiner Goes To Town On Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Because cars like the Porsche 911 GT3 RS are so good, it becomes harder for tuning companies to genuinely improve on something that automotive journalists frequently describe with superlatives.

Vorsteiner playfully named this car the ‘Purple Beast’, which not only fits because the car is purple, but also because it represents everything that Porsche is about when making supercars – ultimate track performance machinery.

Powered by a 4.0-liter flat-six, this 911 is packing around 500 PS to go with its 460 Nm (338 lb-ft) of torque, which boosts its chances of reaching 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.3 seconds before maxing out at 310 km/h (192 mph).

Though not as quick as a Turbo S in a straight line, the GT3 RS will more than make up for it on the track, which is where this type of vehicle belongs.

So how do you improve on something like the GT3 RS? Vorsteiner answered this question by thinking aerodynamically / cosmetically. They came up with new front fender vents, rear fender scoops, a carbon optical wing blade, carbon optical wing end plates, decklid gurney flap, carbon front lip, carbon rear diffuser and a set of lightweight custom forged wheels in a three piece step lip configuration.

It’s not the most obvious build in the world (aside from the rear wing, it’s quite hard to spot the differences between this car and a regular GT3 RS), but as long as you can make a 1,495 kg (3,295 lbs) car even remotely lighter, you might as well go for it.

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