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Porsche 911 GT3 Models - Lightweight construction

Lightweight construction

911 GT3 RS
20.8
mpg
303
g/km

A material challenge: losing weight to go faster. And, at the same time, ensuring considerable stiffness both in the physical design and in the corners. For these reasons, too, the new 911 GT3 RS is made of an aluminium and steel composite. This keeps the vehicle weight low. And power potential high.

The front end consists of lightweight polyurethane with hollow glass microspheres and carbon-fibre elements. This high-tech material is not only particularly robust, but also – as the name suggests – exceedingly light.

Carbon-fibre reinforced plastic, or CFRP, is used for the contoured front lid, the front wings, the rear lid and, not least, for various interior components.

The roof is made of magnesium and, like the front lid, is purposefully contoured. Not only does this contouring visually distinguish these lightweight components, it also increases their stiffness.

The rear screen and rear side windows are made of lightweight glass. This material is as light as polycarbonate and, unlike polycarbonate, offers particularly good scratch and fracture resistance as well as being significantly less prone to buckling at high speeds.

If you do mean business on the race track, you could even dispense with the sound system or two-zone automatic climate control on request.

In total, all these weight-reduction measures add up to a weight-to-power ratio of only 3.73 kg/kW (2.75 kg/hp). A value that not only looks good on paper, but is also quantifiable by the seconds saved on the race track.

Porsche Lightweight construction - Idea

Idea

Porsche Lightweight construction - Highlights

Highlights

Porsche Lightweight construction - Aerodynamics and design

Aerodynamics and design

Porsche Lightweight construction - Lightweight construction

Lightweight construction

Porsche Lightweight construction - Weissach package

Weissach package

Porsche Lightweight construction - Engine

Engine

Porsche Lightweight construction - Sports exhaust system

Sports exhaust system

Porsche Lightweight construction - Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)

Porsche Lightweight construction - Chassis

Chassis

Porsche Lightweight construction - Rear-axle steering

Rear-axle steering

Porsche Lightweight construction - Dynamic engine mounts

Dynamic engine mounts

Porsche Lightweight construction - Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Porsche Lightweight construction - Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Stability Management (PSM)

Porsche Lightweight construction - Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)

Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus)

Porsche Lightweight construction - Front-axle lift system

Front-axle lift system

Porsche Lightweight construction - Wheels and tyres

Wheels and tyres

Porsche Lightweight construction - Brakes

Brakes

Porsche Lightweight construction - Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB)

Porsche Lightweight construction - Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP)

Porsche Side Impact Protection System (POSIP)

Porsche Lightweight construction - Clubsport package

Clubsport package

Porsche Lightweight construction - Interior

Interior

Porsche Lightweight construction - GT3 RS Steering wheel

GT3 RS Steering wheel

Porsche Lightweight construction - Interior materials

Interior materials

Porsche Lightweight construction - Seats

Seats

Porsche Lightweight construction - Chrono Package

Chrono Package

Porsche Lightweight construction - Sound systems

Sound systems

Porsche Lightweight construction - The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

The new Porsche Communication Management (PCM)

Porsche Lightweight construction - Connect Plus

Connect Plus

Porsche Lightweight construction - Services

Services

Porsche Lightweight construction - Connect Apps

Connect Apps

Porsche Lightweight construction - Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur

Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur

Porsche Lightweight construction - Porsche Tequipment

Porsche Tequipment

Consumption and Emissions

911 GT3 RS
20.8
mpg
303
g/km