2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Drops Entire Disguise Ahead of Goodwood Launch

2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Drops Entire Disguise Ahead of Goodwood Launch


There’s less than a week to go before Porsche takes the wraps off the 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 because our spy photographers have caught the RS entirely free of disguise during final testing.

Spotted on and around Germany’s Nürburgring, this matte black development GT3 might not look as shiny as the car Porsche will showcase on its Goodwood stand, but all of the important ingredients are there and on display.

Comparing these most recent shots with the last RS spy shots taken a few weeks ago we can clearly see the details that will help make it clear to anyone watching that this is the most extreme road-going 911 of the lot, or at least until the next GT2 gets here.

Visible for the first time are 911 Turbo-style air intakes in the rear quarter, though how necessary they are we’re not sure given Porsche managed to lap the ‘Ring for months with them covered. 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 clear saw-tooth pattern as on previous models, and the rear diffuser is also free from disguise.

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But the most striking elements are the vertical wings fitted to the rear bumper behind the rear wheels and on either side of the front wheels. Previous test cars have had heavy disguises on their bumpers making them look much smoother, obscuring the aero trickery.

One component of the aero kit we’re plenty familiar with is the huge rear wing, which features an active flap for F1-style drag-reduction and a clean bottom surface because the pylons attach to the top. As for how much squish that spoiler produces, we’ll probably have to wait until the official reveal next week when we’ll also get all the details on the flat-six mounted below it.

We know it will be naturally aspirated, drive the rear wheels through a seven-speed PDK paddle-shift transmission and make more power than its 503 hp (510 PS) GT3 littler bother, but can’t be sure if Porsche will increase capacity from that car’s 4.0-liters to 4.2 liters as some rumors suggest.

If you’re lucky enough to have around $200,000/£160,000 available and are drinking buddies with your Porsche dealer, you can expect 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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