For wealthy drivers who feel that the GT3 isn’t racy enough, then the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS should provide all the goodies required for hardcore driving enthusiasts. Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), the importer of Porsche vehicles in Malaysia has introduced the new 911 GT3 RS at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur today. The retail base price starts from RM2,230,000 including a four-year warranty.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS and new Cayenne Turbo Makes Landfall On Malaysia

The new 911 GT3 RS comes with an uprated 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated engine which is 20 more horsepower than in the 911 GT3 and the previous model. What makes the GT3 RS special is the astronomically high engine speeds; it makes 520 hp at 8,250 rpm and 469 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm, maxing out at 9,000 rpm. Mated to the high-revving flat-six engine is the specially calibrated seven-speed PDK double-clutch transmission.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS and new Cayenne Turbo Makes Landfall On Malaysia

Performance wise, expect it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, reaching a top speed of 312 km/h. Following the launch of the 911 GT2 RS, this latest release will see SDAP present its second GT road-approved sports car within the same year.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS and new Cayenne Turbo Makes Landfall On Malaysia

“With a lap time of 6 minutes and 56.4 seconds, the new 911 GT3 RS sets a time of just nine seconds below the most powerful Porsche 911, the GT2 RS. Motorsport is an essential driving force behind the Porsche development team, a force that makes motorsport derived technology perfectly adapted for the road,” said Christopher Hunter, Chief Executive Officer of Sime Darby Auto Performance. “The new 911 GT3 RS promises an unadulterated sound, pure performance, and a challenge that a sports car enthusiast cannot resist,” he added.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS and new Cayenne Turbo Makes Landfall On Malaysia

More focused than ever, the GT3 RS comes a wide, weight optimised body with a rigid rear wing. The racing treatment continues into the interior boasting full bucket seats made of lightweight carbon to provide secure lateral support in response to high-level driving dynamics. Only in the RS you can find lightweight door panels with storage nets and opening loops, reduced sound absorption and the new lightweight rear lid.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS and new Cayenne Turbo Makes Landfall On Malaysia

It’s not just the exterior and interior that is different; the GT3 RS features ball joints on all suspension arms to provide greater precision than the conventional elastokinematic bearings. The hotter GT3 rides on 20-inch lightweight wheels with newly developed 265/35 section Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 UHP tyres on the front axle enhance agility and steering behaviour, while 21 inch wheels with 325/30 of the same brand and model tyres at the rear axle improve traction.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS and new Cayenne Turbo Makes Landfall On Malaysia

While you’re at it, the Clubsport package is also available for the 911 GT3 RS at no extra cost. The package includes a rollover bar, a manual fire extinguisher, preparation for a battery disconnect switch and a six-point belt for a sporty driving experience. What’s more, there’s an optional Weissach package available for a further weight reduction. The package features additional carbon components for the chassis, interior and exterior. In its lightest configuration, this package reduces the weight of the 911 GT3 RS by approximately 17kg.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS and new Cayenne Turbo Makes Landfall On Malaysia

Also making its Malaysian debut, the Cayenne Turbo made its first appearance along side with the 911 GT3 RS, taking its place as the apex Cayenne model. Along with the many of the features introduced with the Cayenne and Cayenne S models, the Turbo comes with a 4.0-litre twin turbocharged V8 engine which makes 542 hp at 5,750 – 6,000 rpm and 770 Nm of torque at 1,960 – 4,500 rpm. This beast of an engine is mated to an 8 speed Tiptronic S transmission.

With a much higher performance capability, the Cayenne Turbo comes with active aerodynamics including a roof spoiler, controlled three-chamber air suspension, mixed tyres and the new high-performance brakes. To get a closer look at the new 911 GT3 RS and Cayenne Turbo will be at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur from today October 10 to October 14, 2018.

[Bryna Au]

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