2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Leaks With New Face And More Grunt

As the 992-generation Porsche 911 is fast approaching, the German marque has decided now is the perfect time to send out the current 991.2-generation model with a bang. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the facelifted 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, leaked online via three low-resolution images.

First published, and since deleted, by Australian publication Drive, these images reveal that the updated GT3 RS receives all the same styling modifications as the 991.2 911 GT3 and mixes them with the more overt aerodynamic elements required of any RS-branded model.

With this in mind, the new GT3 RS receives the same angular front air intakes and thin LED daytime running lights as the GT3. From there, Porsche engineers have created a custom hood complete with two small NACA ducts. Other visible upgrades at the front include the same front wheel arch louvers as the outgoing GT3 RS.

Moving to the sides and the car looks very familiar to the existing model, complete with the same stickers and mammoth air intakes to feed the engine. At the rear, we can see the 911’s latest taillights and a soaring rear wing.

Reports indicate that the 4.0-liter naturally-aspirated of the GT3 RS has been fettled to now deliver 520 hp at 8250 rpm. A specific torque figure remains unknown but it is expected to marginally grow as well. Thanks to the performance gains, the 0-62 mph (100 km/h) sprint should take a mere 3.2 seconds. Additionally, a top speed of 192 mph (312 km/h) is on the cards.

Stay tuned for more details about the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS as its impending reveal approaches.

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  • Looks good, pretty sure it will drives well. But being Porsche special edition cars, only mere mortals can own it and dealer will hoard it and ask ridiculous price.

    • nastinupe

      Don’t you mean that only immortals can own it?

    • Infinite1

      Let’s not forget that car flippers that buy them, sit on them, and then sell them for even more years later.

  • Six_Tymes

    love it, good to see the vents and ducts back in use.

    and correct the phrase “is on the cards.” it should be IN.

    • Matt

      The phrase is still correct. The US uses ‘in’ and the UK uses ‘on’.

      To me the US version doesn’t make sense.

  • nastinupe

    Looks good and 520 hp out of a naturally aspirated engine is going to be mind blowing and sound amazing. Hopefully this will make people jump off the 911 GT3 allocation list and allow me to move up. I wonder if it will be offered in a manual.

  • nastinupe

    The current 991.2 911 GT3 already does 0 – 60 MPH in 3.3 seconds and it’s top speed is 198 MPH. I’m not sure how correct Carscoops’ sources are. The 991.2 GT3 RS is going to have to beat those numbers or what’s the point?

    • anonymous

      Top speed has never been GT3 RS’s main concern. 991.1 GT3 RS can only do 193mph while 991.1 GT3 cracks 196.

  • Fabián Montiel

    I love it but come on Porsche, give us the HD pictures!!!!

    • europeon

      Weird request when talking about a car that looks the same since 1963.

      • Eagle By Singer

        That was absolutely hilarious…

    • Matt

      You weren’t meant to see it yet anyway.

  • Shahul Usman

    last of the NA engines (supposedly… until the gt3 classic edition lol) … Sold out already I bet.. $230k msrp.. but you can buy one now for $500k at a broker!! lol.. then the new turbo Gt3 will be 0-60 in 2.2 seconds ..laps the ring in 6:35 ..yours for $600k!!! and so on and so on… looks.. same ol same ol

    • Shahul Usman

      Honestly i love th gt3 manuals.. just sad we are losing manuals…AGAIN..

  • annon

    guess I’ll be the “first/only” one to criticize the looks of this one, rear, interior & color look great but I don’t like the nose on this one…it just looks…”weird” on that side shot – ALIMHO

    • nastinupe

      I agree. But I’ve seen the 991.2 GT3’s in real life and they look better than the 991.1’s. The noses are actually an improvement. The make the car look sleeker.

    • Vassilis

      Nope, I agree as well. I think the previous one looks better.

  • SteersUright

    I wish all the vents looked more naturally integrated with the bodywork rather than tacked on black pieces. Other than that, these are truly stunning machines and I envy those lucky enough to own them. That said, we all know who’s really gonna buy these…let the flipping games begin!!!

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