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On the wing of love with the Porsche 911 GT3 RS

It's wider, it's ventier and it's got a giant wing. Welcome to the GT3 RS.

Emme Hall
I love two-seater, RWD convertibles and own a 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata for pavement fun and a lifted 2001 Miata for pre-running. I race air-cooled Volkswagens in desert races like the Mint 400 and the Baja 1000. I have won the Rebelle Rally, seven-day navigational challenge, twice and I am the only driver to compete in an EV, the Rivian R1T.
Emme Hall
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The Porsche GT3 RS is one of the last naturally aspirated 911 models you can buy.

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The four-liter, flat-six-cylinder engine puts out 500 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque.

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It's got all kinds of track day goodies to keep it from killing you, like an adjustable suspension, rear steering and an electronically controlled limited-slip differential.

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243 pounds of downforce is delivered by the front splitter and vented front fenders.

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The wing generates 485 pounds of downforce at 186 miles per hour, so no worries about getting airborne.

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Staggered Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires are stuffed into the wheel wells. The GT3 RS is rolling on size 265/35-20 tires in the front and a whopping 325/30-21 in the rear.

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The GT3 RS weighs 22 pounds less than the standard GT3, thanks to a carbon-fiber trunk lid, hood, wing and spoiler, as well as an ultrathin magnesium roof. A backseat delete and fabric door pulls also help trim weight.

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A seven-speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is the only transmission available. Do we want a manual? Sure, but the PDK is amazingly quick and screams up to 8,250 rpm before shifting.

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However, if you're looking for cabin tech, you won't find it here. The basic Porsche Communication Management is the best you can get. None of that Apple CarPlay frivolity.

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The 2016 GT3 RS starts at $175,900, but with all our extras, including the Lava Orange paint job, ceramic brakes and other assorted luxuries, the grand total comes to well over $204,000. Click through for more photos of this German scream machine.

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