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2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Track Monster Packs Naturally-Aspirated 520 HP Flat-Six

Porsche is set to unveil the 2019 911 GT3 RS at the Geneva Motor Show next month and ahead of that official unveil the German automaker has given up details and images of the car. It's awesome, to say the least. The 2019 911 GT3 RS is a naturally aspirated car meant to tear up the street and the race track -- and it no doubt carries a hefty price of $188,550 including destination.

That much money gets you revised styling inside and out compared to the previous model and a 4.0L flat-six that makes 520hp, a bump of 20hp compared to the 2018 version. Porsche also massaged more torque out of the engine the car uses with 346 lb-ft, a bump of 8 lb-ft compared to the outgoing model.

Porsche gave the 2019 911 GT3 RS a more aggressive front fascia with a larger spoiler lip to increase downforce. That revised front fascia works in conjunction with larger side skirts. The rear spoiler sits on a carbon fiber decklid and the car has an underbody diffusor. The aero enhancements mean that the 911 GT3 RS has twice the downforce of the normal GT3.

If you are wondering about performance the 520hp, 346 lb-ft flat-six is able to push the GT3 RS from naught to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds, which is a scant 0.1 seconds faster than the previous version. That engine will spin to 9,000 rpm and the only transmission option is a 7-speed dual-clutch paddle shift unit. Top speed is listed at 193 mph for the track demon.

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Porsche still fits the GT3 RS with a rear-wheel steering system for better handling and the car rolls on a new set of forged wheels measuring 20-inches up front and 21-inches in the back. Those wheels are shod with 265/35 front and 325/30 rear tires. The suspension of the car gets stiffer springs and a new set of standard active dampers.

Porsche spent some time shedding weight with a lighter engine cover, new carbon fiber shells for the seats, and reduced sound deadening materials. Those wanting the lightest GT3 RS possible can opt for the Weissach Package and choose the optional magnesium wheels and carbon-ceramic brake discs rather than the standard cast iron. Those fancy wheels and carbon brakes drop the weight of the GT3 RS to 3,153 pounds. The magnesium wheels alone will add $13,000 and the required Weissach Package, which alone will set you back $18,000. The new 911 GT3 RS will land at dealerships this fall. 

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