Ladies and gentlemen, the most hardcore derivative of the Porsche 911 has landed in Malaysia. We’re talking about the fifth generation 911 GT3 RS, which sits on top of the 911 GT3 and Turbo in the high-performance family.
The sports car was unveiled at the Sepang International Circuit by Sime Darby Auto Performance CEO Arnt Bayer, together with race drivers Chris Van der Drift, Craig Baird and local lad Alif Hamdan in conjunction with Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2015 Round 9 and 10.
First unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the 911 GT3 RS is blessed with 500 hp at 8,250 rpm and 460 Nm of torque at 6,250 rpm, thanks to a 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated flat-six engine planted in the rear. The output is then channeled to the rear axle through a seven-speed PDK with controlled rear locking differential and PTV Plus.
This sends the sports car darting from 0 to 100 km/h in a scant 3.3 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 310 km/h. 0 to 160 km/h takes 7.1 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h takes 10.9 seconds, while quarter mile sprint is completed in 11.2 seconds. In short, it’s quick.
Apart from the engine, the bodywork of the 911 GT3 RS has also been substantially upgraded. Using the 911 GT3’s wide body, the RS adds magnesium roof for the first time, CFRP lids, front wings, spoiler lip and of course, the massive rear wing.
Inside, you’ll find 918 Spyder full bucket seats, new 360 mm sport steering wheel, and a mix of Alcantra and leather for the upholstery. Sport Chrono and Club Sport packages are included. The latter comes with bolt-on roll cage, battery master switch, six-point harness, and a fire extingusher.
The base price for the 911 GT3 RS starts from a cool RM1.75 million with a four-year factory warranty. The price includes all aplicable duties but excludes registration fee, road tax and insurance.