If you can’t be bothered to make it out to Switzerland for the public days at the Geneva Motor Show – or perhaps can’t afford to – we’re here to tell you all the relevant details of the Porsche conference, where the automaker unveiled two brand new, street-legal (and street-lethal) GT cars.
One of these unveilings was no surprise, as Porsche wasn’t exactly secretive about it: the Porsche Cayman GT4. It was flaunted quite awhile ago, boasting of its 385 HP, 3.8-liter mill (borrowed from the 911 Carrera S), 6-speed manual transmission, and lofty Nordschleife prowess on video. In fact, at the Porsche conference, Porsche CEO Matthias Müller casually mentioned an astonishing lap time of 7 minutes and 40 seconds.
But the Porsche conference featured the coming-out of a second high-performance GT car, and one that the marque had managed to keep a surprise until the moment of its unveiling: the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Granted, we did have our suspicions.
The performance figures of the 911 GT3 RS were also mostly known to us before; it makes around 500 HP from a (normally-aspirated!) 4.0-liter, and about 338 lb-ft of torque. That’s good for a 0 to 60 jot in 3.1 seconds, and more importantly, a 7 minute 20 second Nürburgring lap time. As Mr. Müller put it at the Porsche conference, “it is the top 911 that’s still allowed to bear a license plate.”
Actually, we think that sums the car up pretty well.