Tuesday, May 30, 2006

New Porsche Track Car – Except for the US

Rear window of Porsche's new GT3 RS shows off impresive roll cage
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The new GT3 RS is a continuation of the GT3 series of street-legal track-worthy 911s and will be released in October. The Porsche 911 GT3 RS features the same 3.6 liter 415 hp engine that the base GT3 has. The car is a lightweight version of the US legal GT3, shaving almost 45 pounds off of the already light GT3. It also features an adjustable wing and a full factory roll cage. Porsche shaved almost 45 pounds off of a lightweight car and added a roll cage; that is impressive. It is likely that the roll cage is keeping the car from being imported into the US, the feds do not like to okay vehicles with roll cages.

The car comes with a lightened flywheel and a closer ratio transmission plus a fire extinguisher and racing seats. This is one heck of a weekend racer, for the very well healed. With a reported price of 94,280 British Pounds ($177,482) it makes for one expensive track car. Porsche has put a micro site on the web featuring this new car.

Hat Tip: the Autoblog


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