2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Drops Full Disguise For Goodwood Launch


Less than a week to go before Porsche takes the wraps off the car new 2023 911 GT3 RS at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. But there’s no need to wait to find out what Porsche’s new track hero looks like, as our spy photographers captured the RS completely free of disguise during the latest tests.

Spotted on and around Germany’s Nürburgring, this matte black GT3 may not look as shiny as the car Porsche will be displaying at its Goodwood booth, but all the key ingredients are there and on display.

Compare these most recent shots with the latest RS spy shots that we made a few weeks ago, we can clearly see the details that will make it clear to everyone that this is the most extreme 911 on the road, or at least until the next GT2 arrives.

Be visible for the first time 911 Turbo-style air intakes in the back quarter, although we’re not sure how necessary they are, as Porsche has managed to round the ‘Ring with them covered for months. We can also see the design of the vents on the top of the front fenders, which were previously covered in mesh but now have a distinct sawtooth pattern as on previous models, and the rear diffuser is also free of disguise.

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Most notable, however, are the vertical wings mounted on the rear bumper behind the rear wheels and either side of the front wheels. Earlier test cars had heavy disguises on their bumpers that made them look much smoother, obscuring the aero tricks.

A part of the aero kit that we are familiar enough with is the huge rear wing, with an active flap for F1-style drag reduction and a clean bottom surface because the pylons are attached to the top. As for how much squish that spoiler produces, we’ll probably have to wait for the official reveal next week when we’ll also get all the details on the flat-six mounted underneath.

We know it’s naturally aspirated, drives the rear wheels through a seven-speed PDK transmission with paddle shifters, and delivers more power than its 503 hp (510 hp) GT3 less burdenbut can’t be sure if Porsche will increase capacity from that car’s 4.0-litre to 4.2-litre, as some rumors suggest.

If you’re lucky enough to have around $200,000/£160,000 available and have drinking buddies with your Porsche dealer, you should be able to take delivery of your GT3 RS by the end of the year.

Images: Andreas Mau/Carpix and S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

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Image Credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien, CarPix for CarScoops

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