Porsche 911 GT3 RS Has A Go With GT Works Driver Brendon Hartley: Video

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been the recipient of a lot of doting affection of late, both from the automaker, and from the automotive press. The most recent demonstration of the street-bound race car places it in the care of Porsche GT Works Driver Brendon Hartley, one of the marque’s cast of 9 drivers slated to appear at Le Mans this year, as he hurls the car around the Nardo test track in Italy.

Boy, do we ever envy him.

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is, of course, the high watermark of current Type 991 Porsche 911s. It packs 500 HP in a 4.0-liter, normally-aspirated flat-6, good for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint in 3.3 seconds. It also features nearly as much downforce as a dedicated race car, in a street-legal package.

In fact, since the Porsche 918 is no longer available, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is the most capable Porsche on sale today.

But of course, you probably already knew all of this. You just came to watch the very talented Mr. Hartley hurl the rear-engined street/race car around the Nardo test track.

Aaron Birch is an automotive enthusiast and writer/filmmaker from Detroit, MI. As a rule, he only buys cars older than himself.

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