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Porsche 911 GT3 Models - Aerodynamics and design

Aerodynamics and design

Duck away. Or full-on confrontation? Headwind is like any challenge. The best thing to do is face whatever is coming head-on. With no nonsense. Not blindly, of course, but with ingenuity.

The special challenge in the design of the new 911 GT3 RS: keeping the drag coefficient low and, at the same time, sustaining high downforce. For optimum tyre contact pressure, especially in the corners. Then there is the issue of fresh air, because the engine and brakes must not be allowed to overheat even under full load.

Optimum cooling is provided by large air intakes with titanium-coloured grilles incorporated in the front end. The extra air outlet ahead of the front lid increases flow through the centre radiator – and, by diverting the air flow, simultaneously reinforces aerodynamic downforce at the front axle.

The front spoiler lip is now even wider than the lip of the predecessor model, and downforce has been increased as a result. The sideskirts have also been further widened, a measure that has enlarged the overall surface area of the underbody – for another increase in downforce.

The louvres on the front wings combine striking aesthetics with high-level functionality. These eye-catching black slats of the wheel arch vents have the effect of reducing the overpressure generated by the turning wheels, thereby improving the downforce on the vehicle.

Typical of the 911 GT3 RS: two air intake openings for the engine, on the left and right in the rear side sections respectively.

The NACA air intakes on the CFRP front lid are new. These are used to supply air to the brakes and that's without negatively affecting the drag coefficient. Their shape was developed by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the precursor to NASA. Space technology – for supreme performance in absolute proximity to the ground.

If we had just one word to describe the design language of the new 911 GT3 RS, then ‘squat’ would be the fitting attribute. If the word eluded us, however, then we’d make our point by showing you the rear end. Based on the wide body of the 911 Turbo, the rear end of the ‘RS’ explains in the clearest terms how it sits on the road: squat, assured and unshakeable.

Positioned right down by the tarmac are the two central tailpipes of the sports exhaust system. The rear silencer and tailpipes are made of titanium and are integral to the characteristic sound of the 911 GT3 RS.

The slimline tinted LED taillights visually reinforce the car’s wide appearance. The fixed rear wing in carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) produces tremendous downforce at the rear axle and helps to provide high driving stability even at top speed. The wing uprights painted in black are made of forged aluminium.

In short: optimum aerodynamics for the race track and an equally good drag coefficient for everywhere else. So no reason to duck away. Time to take the offensive.

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Idea

Idea

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Highlights

Highlights

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Aerodynamics and design

Aerodynamics and design

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Lightweight construction

Lightweight construction

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Weissach package

Weissach package

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Engine

Engine

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Sports exhaust system

Sports exhaust system

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Chassis

Chassis

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Rear-axle steering

Rear-axle steering

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Dynamic engine mounts

Dynamic engine mounts

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)

Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Front-axle lift system

Front-axle lift system

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Wheels and tyres

Wheels and tyres

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Brakes

Brakes

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP)

Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP)

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Clubsport package

Clubsport package

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Interior

Interior

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - GT3 RS Steering wheel

GT3 RS Steering wheel

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Interior materials

Interior materials

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Seats

Seats

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Chrono Package

Chrono Package

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Sound systems

Sound systems

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Connect Plus

Connect Plus

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Services

Services

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Connect Apps

Connect Apps

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur

Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur

Porsche Aerodynamics and design - Porsche Tequipment

Porsche Tequipment

Consumption and Emissions

911 GT3 RS
12,8
l/100 km
291
g/km
911 Turbo
9,1
l/100 km
212
g/km