We’ve known about it for months but finally the first official images and details for the new 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 have landed, and we’re the first to admit that we're all completely stoked. The GT3 RS line of cars are often described as the most sporting of the 911 models but in the case of the new 911 GT3 RS 4.0, virtually every dial has been turned up all the way to max.
With a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine on board and a serious lack of creature comforts, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is essentially a road going version of the 911 GT3 RSR race car--but with one major different, more power!
With no race category regulations to worry about, power in the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 has been dialed up to an even 500 horsepower, 45 horsepower more than the fully fledged race car and more than 50 horsepower more than the regular 911 GT3 RS on which it’s based.
Unique elements include the small canards along its front fascia, a large GT style rear wing, carbon fiber hood and trunk panels and riveted RSR-style widened front and rear wheel arches.
Prices in Europe are expected to start at 149,990 euros (approximately $217,350) before taxes.
Though this price may seem steep, considering that this is likely to be the last variation of the current 997-generation car before the whole 911 range is replaced with the upcoming ‘991’ 2012 Porsche 911, we think the asking price is completely reasonable for such an extreme beast.