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Old 03-10-2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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Default Porsche GT3 RS 4.0L Limited Edition to Bow April 7th



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Rumored since almost the launch of the GT2 RS, Porsche is set to reveal an even more potent version of the GT3 on April 7th.
According to the well-connected sources of TeamSpeed.com members, the new GT3 RS 4.0L Limited Edition (exact name not yet known) will sport a larger displacement flat-six. Bumping engine size by 200ccs, the 4.0-liter will make as much as 500-hp Ė a significant jump of 50-hp over the standard car.
Little else is known about the car, but look for a more extreme setup with an even lighter curb weight. Thereís even the possibility that it could use the new dual-clutch gearbox thatís rumored to find its way into the next-gen GT3.
As for the price, itís likely to be a significant jump over the $135,000 GT3 RS model.
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:27 PM   #2
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While I hope the rumors about the DSG are false I'd still sell one of my kidneys (and a testicle... and maybe an eye... hell just take whatever you want) for one.
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:30 PM   #3
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So freaking awsome but even porsche is getting outa hand with these editions. GT3rs is special enough there doesnt need to be 2 variants....make the 4.0l standard in the flagship NA car

500hp NA 6cyl porsche......whoda thunk. I have seen the top of the mountanin, and it is good
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:34 PM   #4
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Gotta hand it to Porsche, milking that 997 for all it's worth.
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:40 PM   #5
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It is quite clear why Porsche is the most profitable car maker on the planet/unit sold.

They take a model - transform it into 20 other models for minimal cost, rake in the profits from everyone buying every conceivable edition, and call it a day.

In the end, I'd still buy one in a heartbeat if I could afford it.
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:44 PM   #6
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Yes, I want it.
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:44 PM   #7
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Priced between the current 3RS and the 2RS, figure ~200 smackaroos
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:45 PM   #8
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It is quite clear why Porsche is the most profitable car maker on the planet/unit sold.

They take a model - transform it into 20 other models for minimal cost, rake in the profits from everyone buying every conceivable edition, and call it a day.

In the end, I'd still buy one in a heartbeat if I could afford it.
Even if I had the coin for this car, I'd still buy the Boxster S and put the rest into oil futures.
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:51 PM   #9
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4.0 6-cylinder... I hope the cylinder walls are thick enough!
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:55 PM   #10
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:58 PM   #11
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This is the swan song of the Metzger engine... And a beautiful song it is.
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:29 PM   #12
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Now this is going to be a fun car.

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Old 03-10-2011, 04:38 PM   #13
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It is quite clear why Porsche is the most profitable car maker on the planet/unit sold.

They take a model - transform it into 20 other models for minimal cost, rake in the profits from everyone buying every conceivable edition, and call it a day.

In the end, I'd still buy one in a heartbeat if I could afford it.
I have a dirty little secret to tell...

Porsche has actually been making the same car for 48 years. They're so profitable because they absorbed the R&D costs a half century ago.

Keep this on the down low though...
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:40 PM   #14
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While I hope the rumors about the DSG are false I'd still sell one of my kidneys (and a testicle... and maybe an eye... hell just take whatever you want) for one.
For a track car like this (even if it is street legal, it is far too focused to be much of an enjoyable car in public traffic or on publicly un-maintained pavement), a PDK is faster than a manual, by the lap times, and the time required to shift the gearbox.

For a more fun road car that is enjoyable to drive, a manual gearbox is more fun, but then so is a Boxster Spyder in that setting.

Sports cars and race cars may be related, but they are two different things.


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I have a dirty little secret to tell...

Porsche has actually been making the same car for 48 years. They're so profitable because they absorbed the R&D costs a half century ago.

Keep this on the down low though...
Compare an original 911 and a 997 GT3 RS or GT2 RS, and tell me they haven't figuratively moved mountains with the amount of R&D they have poured on that premise. They have spent more in R&D in 50 years than Subaru has probably made in total revenue in that period of time, or since it's inception, whichever is longer.

Just because they look similar, doesn't make them the same by any stretch.

Porsche could teach other car companies a doctorate course on evolutionary refinement over time, rather than re-inventing the wheel over and over.

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Old 03-10-2011, 05:46 PM   #15
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It is quite clear why Porsche is the most profitable car maker on the planet/unit sold.

They take a model - transform it into 20 other models for minimal cost, rake in the profits from everyone buying every conceivable edition, and call it a day.

In the end, I'd still buy one in a heartbeat if I could afford it.
Straight from the pages of the Ford Mustang marketing strategy handbook.
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:31 PM   #16
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Why would anyone want to keep evolving their horizontally opposed motor to be both more powerful AND more efficient in evolutionary leaps?
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:46 PM   #17
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the hardest thing to them will be naming the damn thing

GT 3 RS SE
GT 3 RSRS
GT 3 CS
GT3 CarerraRS

There is really nothing good to call it

Maybe wrx sti spec c type RA
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:31 PM   #18
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A 125 HP/L normally aspirated "production" Flat 6... is that even possible!?
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:55 PM   #19
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It depends on what you mean by production.

The GT3 engine is about as close to a race-specification near-hand-built engine as you can get in a street legal car.

And no less of a technical marvel for that fact.

Whole different block than the Carrera line. That is one of the reason those cars are so expensive, despite being so spartan.

But there is a reason the Boxster and Cayman base models don't make anywhere near 125hp/liter like the GT3 RS LE supposedly will.

I was amazed enough at the 450 that it currently puts out...
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Old 03-10-2011, 09:40 PM   #20
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not really a block in the gt series cars, more of a crankcase......just sayin.

Making that specific hp mostly requires just a huge rev limit and all the related stuff to make sure it can live and breath at that high rpm.
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Old 03-10-2011, 10:37 PM   #21
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awesome car but i'd be happy with a regular 997 gt3 rs, hell even a 996 gt3, and this: http://www.sharkwerks.com/products.php?pid=230

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Old 03-11-2011, 12:17 AM   #22
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Why would anyone want to keep evolving their horizontally opposed motor to be both more powerful AND more efficient in evolutionary leaps?
Subaru's current standpoint? Check.

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Old 03-11-2011, 12:47 AM   #23
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Interested to see a dyno chart of where this engine likes to live.
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Old 03-11-2011, 12:54 AM   #24
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