The 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS has already been spied testing a number of times, but its precise likeness is now known to us, thanks to a few, leaked patent images.
The UK’s Car Magazine notes that typically, photos of a car filed with the patent office are not available until well after launch – someone obviously slipped. The images clearly detail the double-bubble roof: a nice source of additional headroom for the helmeted. A roll cage is also clearly present in the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS, as are a towering rear wing and bulky, muscular fender flares to accommodate the widened track. They vent in the top-rear for improved aero.
As for power, IN Auto News is reporting the possibility of turbocharged powerplants in every new Porsche 911 model, so that previous speculation regarding the 500 horsepower, 3.8 liter, normally-aspirated flat-6 is in question. No manual transmission will be offered, as the car’s performance focus makes Porsche’s lightning-quick dual-clutch the only sensible option.
If the previous-generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS is any indication, the new 2015 model should cost just shy of $200,000 US. Plan your finance accordingly.
The full portfolio of patent photos can be seen at the Car Magazine website.