Thread: GT3 RS 4.0
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      06-11-2011, 06:05 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by shift@red View Post
I agree with you that the GT3/RS/4.0 are more highly strung, but the GT3 models are def strong tq-wise on the lower end, more so than the M3 from my experience and def more so than the Ferrari v8 models. That said, both Porsche and Ferrari have more peaky tq bands than the m3, but up top few cars will ever come close to touching them.

As for why it makes more power, higher compression (12.6 vs 12.1) is part of it, the gt3 has more aggressive cams IIRC, higher redline (8500 vs 8300) are part of the reason. And again, this is Porsche we are talking about, they just know how to do it when it comes to high revving and motorsports better than anyone ever has.

Have a look at the torque curve of a 997 GT3...... you can see that the torque peak is over 5000RPM. You are right that the bottom end is far from soft however it is not as flat as the S65's torque curve where the peak is a 3900RPM and remains nearly flat till well above 7000RPM.


Originally Posted by Martin_D View Post
Go drive a gt3, you cannot compare the two cars. No way shape or form.
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