2013-08-29 11:18:06

2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS: No Option for Manual Transmission

Just like the fresh Porsche 911 GT3, the top-performance RS model, which is planned to arrive dealerships in late 2014, won’t be offered with a manual transmission.

Taking the GT3 and making it more extreme, the German comapny is going to put the RS version on a diet with lightweight panels such as a carbon fiber roof. Additionally, the GT3 RS will be provided with Porsche’s PDK twin-clutch transmission only, as developing a manual transmission wouldn’t be cost effective for the comapny.

Notably, the new model will use the wider 911 Turbo body, which is around 1-inch wider than the GT3 that is going on sale in the U.S. this November.

Aerodynamics will be further upgraded on the more extreme RS model, along with stiffer and more tuned suspension, and a shorter final drive for tighter gear ratios.

The powerplant for the GT3 RS stays unidentified, as the German company could equip it with a 4.0-liter flat-6 engine, or use the 3.8-liter from the GT3 and refresh it for more performance.