What you’re looking at now is the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, it’s a facelift version of the 991.1 for the new model year so not all that much (besides the kermit green paint) should really stand out.
It’s technically not yet meant to be out there, but it seems that the good folk at Drive have gifted the world with the publishing of early pictures on an article now pulled.
The highlight here is that, according to that short-lived story, Zuffenhausen’s newest lightweight specialé is now made more powerful by roughly 15kW; the naturally aspirated 4.0-litre flat-six now producing a staggering 387kW with the redline set at 9,000rpm.
It continues to amaze us how far Porsche can push the limits of a production car engine, one with a warranty and is allowed to be put on the same roads children ride on school buses. This is probably as close to a mass production race engine as is currently available.
There’s also some recalibrations happening with the electric power steering, which they’ve somehow nearly perfected by now, and a retuned rear-wheel steer system. Other minor points of change include, ostensibly, those surrounding aerodynamics. Some visual tweaks are also on the cards, but we’ll wait for Porsche to explain them.
The car also doesn’t look to adopt the manual option from the current GT3, unfortunately, so it’ll be a PDK-only product for the duration of the this 991 generation RS. And with the way things are rumoured to play out with the next-generation 992, it might be the last time we see a manual option at all.