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.