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August 16, 2023        |

Unveiling the Phenomenal Porsche 911 GT3 RS in the Philippines

The 992-generation masterpiece redefining street-legal performance.

In Manila, Philippines, a seismic shift has occurred in the automotive landscape as the highly anticipated Porsche 911 GT3 RS makes its grand entrance. This iconic marvel, now gracing the floors of Porsche Philippines showrooms, transcends the ordinary, blending raw power, agile performance, and cutting-edge engineering to redefine the limits of street-legal driving.

The 992-generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS combines a naturally aspirated engine with a featherweight frame. This edition, inspired by its racing sibling, the 911 GT3 R, contains groundbreaking innovations that propel it to the forefront of innovation. Every fiber of its being echoes a tradition steeped in the annals of automotive greatness.

Marking the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS are numerous vents and aerodynamic pieces, as well as racetrack-focused performance items.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a tribute to the progress of engineering, with a central radiator setup evocative of its triumphant forebears on the Le Mans track. This clever design eliminates the trio of radiators featured in earlier versions, making room for dynamic active aerodynamic components to flourish along the sides, creating a true dance of form and function.

The front of this automotive masterpiece is graced by an elegant splitter that choreographs the flow of air both over and beneath the car, a symphony of aerodynamics that yields precision. On the sides, carefully designed blades direct the airflow outward, further enhancing its nimble performance. Moving toward the rear, the swan-neck-supported rear wing takes center stage, a mesmerizing fusion of a fixed main wing and a hydraulically adjustable counterpart. This symbiotic duo culminates with the wing’s upper edge rising slightly above the roof, a harmonious marriage of aesthetics and function.

Bucket seats of new Porsche 911 GT3 RS are made from extremely light CFRP, as are the car’s doors, front fenders, roof and hood.
Four rotary knobs, plus a button for the DRS, are placed on the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS’s steering wheel.

The complex ballet of airflow continues, orchestrated with virtuosity. Front-redirected air flows gracefully via louvered holes behind the front wheels, relieving pressure within the wheel arches. The hood’s pronounced nostrils dance with cooling air, beautifully diverting warmth away. The roof’s purposeful fins delicately push airflow outward, guaranteeing a cool intake trip at the back. The rear wheel arches, adorned with intakes and side blades, emerge as airflow manipulators, while a diffuser makes a final appearance, purifying the outgoing airflow.

Within the cabin, the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS reveals its technological soul. Four rotary knobs, accompanied by the DRS button on the steering wheel, serve as conductors for an orchestra of driving modes—Normal, Sport, and Track—offering a bespoke experience. Twin seven-inch monitors deliver vital information, while gearshift indicators flank an analog tachometer, harmonizing tradition with innovation.

Rear of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS defined by a prominent swan-neck-supported wing fitted with a drag reduction system.

The heart of this symphony lies beneath the hood, where a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated engine roars to life. Enhanced by new camshafts, a single-throttle intake system, and an unwavering valve drive, this powerhouse generates 525 hp, complemented by a seven-speed PDK with shorter gear ratios. The result? A sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, and a pinnacle speed of 296 km/h in seventh gear.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS achieves these extraordinary feats while upholding its lithe stature. In a world where automotive marvels frequently fade into the background, the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS stands steadfast, embodying audacious innovation, flawless design, and heart-pounding performance. Its imposing presence transcends driving, morphing into an aesthetic statement that redefines driving rules and solidifies its place among the finest automotive legends. The Porsche 911 GT3 RS, not only captivates the world, but also adds a thrilling new chapter to the driving legacy in the Philippines.

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