Banking left-hand corner ahead. That means rebounding from the compression experienced in the dip on the right-hand side of the tarmac. Approaching the imminent left-hand corner from the outside and turning into the apex to ride the kerbs. Preferably not just the once. But again and again and again. That’s exactly what the chassis of the new 911 GT3 RS has been engineered for.
In conjunction with a series of specifically tuned chassis components, this means that the new 911 GT3 RS offers extraordinary agility, a high degree of driving safety in the high speed range and extremely stable handling.
The lightweight, independent front suspension combines McPherson-type struts with helper springs and longitudinal and transverse links. The rear axle has a multi-link suspension with helper springs and chassis subframe following the LSA concept (lightweight, stable, agile). Camber, track and the anti-roll bars can be individually adapted for use on the race track.
Our engineers spent plenty of hours fine-tuning the driving dynamics setup. Based on established racing strategy, the ride rates of the springs at the front and rear axles of the new GT3 RS have been significantly increased. At the same time, the roll rates have been reduced by the use of a softer antiroll bar. Damping characteristics have been optimally adapted to these new parameters.
Positive result: a significant increase in traction and stability when cornering at speeds of over 250 km/h.
For the absolute maximum level of performance possible, all suspension joints have also been replaced by ball joints. These provide a particularly firm connection between the suspension and the body. For precise, sharp and direct handling.
Result: a further increase in dynamic performance – and precision. The nicest challenges are still the ones we encounter time and time again.
* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since 1 September 2017 certain new cars have been type approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel/electricity consumption and CO₂ emissions. As of 1 September 2018 the WLTP replaced the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Due to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel/electricity consumption and CO₂ emission values determined in accordance with the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those determined in accordance with the NEDC. This may lead to corresponding changes in vehicle taxation from 1 September 2018. You can find more information on the difference between WLTP and NEDC at www.porsche.com/wltp.
Currently, we are still obliged to provide the NEDC values, regardless of the type approval process used. The additional reporting of the WLTP values is voluntary until their obligatory use. As far as new cars (which are type approved in accordance with the WLTP) are concerned, the NEDC values will, therefore, be derived from the WLTP values during the transition period. To the extent that NEDC values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. Extra features and accessories (attachments, tyre formats, etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics and, in addition to weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual handling, can affect the fuel/electricity consumption, CO₂ emissions and performance values of a car.
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