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The Porsche 911 is such an iconic sports car - over the years the shape has remained broadly the same but the models have become faster, more capable, more comfortable and with better handling.
More recently there's been a sharper, more focused version – the GT3, taking the regular 911 and making a track and road weapon that offers a driving experience like few others.
The 991 variant was widely heralded as being an incredible car, but now with the facelift 991.2 version the GT3 has reached its most potent and impressive yet with this GT3 RS.
The older 3.8 litre engine has been replaced by a 4.0 litre flat-six – naturally aspirated, no turbos here – which puts out a frankly absurd 513bhp as it revs to an incredible 9000rpm. When you consider that most cars rev to around 6500rpm, this is a seriously impressive figure.
And when you rev it out to the redline your ears certainly know about it – that flat six howls and sings like a wailing banshee. This latest 991.2 GT3 RS also uses the absolutely incredible PDK-S dual clutch gearbox. And what a gearbox it is – so quick through the gears that you think it's telepathic and whip-crack sharp on downshifts.
Externally the GT3 RS gets a new front end with gaping intakes, a prominent splitter and race-style NACA-ducts on the bonnet, while the front wings get the stunning vents as seen on the GT2 RS.
The rear wing is mounted higher and is frankly enormous now, dominating the rear of the car and providing serious downforce. And of course there are still the trademark twin central exhaust pipes that bring the noise.
With the race-spec suspension and quicker steering the GT3 RS is so sharp, so direct and so involving that you’ll find yourself popping out to get milk in it every few hours, assuming your local shop is 20 miles away down a twisty back road!
There really isn’t anything like a GT3 RS - it's undoubtedly one of the most special cars ever to come out of Stuttgart. Win your own GT3 RS in this week's competition!
Note: As the 911 GT3 RS has limited availability, the prize is for a Porsche 991.2 GT3 RS up to the value of £215,000 as this is their current value on the resale market. The car will not be brand new to the winner’s specification, but we will assist the winner in finding the right car for them on the market.