New track star takes to the ‘Ring


Porsche hasn’t even launched its new GT3 based on the 992-generation 911, but the more hardcore GT3 RS variant is already out testing.

A prototype has been spotted at the Nürburgring and on some of the German racetrack’s surrounding roads, and it gives us a number of clues about the new track star.

Compared to prototypes for the GT3, the tester for the GT3 RS sports additional vents on the hood and front fenders, a more aggressive front splitter, new side skirts, and a massive, dual-element rear wing. Interestingly, Wheels recently reported that the “swan neck” rear wing struts like those fitted to the prototype, which are designed to increase downforce, might make production. A similar albeit tamer design is also expected for the GT3.

The GT3 RS prototype also wears Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires measuring 265/35R20 up front and what looks to be 325/30R21 at the rear. Huge…

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