Members’ Rides December 2012
By Christopher Dossett, UCR Member; photos by Eshel Zweig, UCR Photo Editor
2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0
No modifications have been made to date, except for an after-market roll bar supplied and installed by SportsCarBoutique. Otherwise, why would anyone mess with success! SportsCarBoutique will be installing sixpoint harnesses before the New Year.
I will head to Sebring in late January and VIR in March. This past summer me and the RS 4.0 were at Shannonville, Mosport, Le Circuit in Mont Tremblant, Watkins Glen, Virginia International Raceway, Road Atlanta, and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The RS 4.0 turns heads wherever we go.
Great car, great car company, and great support from all of my friends at Downtown Porsche, especially my service team of Mike LeDrew and Andy Macan!
From the Porsche Press website:
With the 911 GT3 RS 4.0, one of Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart’s most popular, coveted and successful racing pedigree production cars is entering the home straight. Limited to 600 vehicles, the 911 GT3 RS 4.0 brings together in a road car all the attributes that have made the Porsche 911 GT3 a serial winner on the racetrack.
The key data are: 4.0-litre flat-six 500 hp (368 kW) engine; six-speed transmission; acceleration: 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds; DIN unladen weight: 1,360 kilograms; NEDC fuel consumption: 13.8 l/100 km (20.5 mpg); CO2: 326 g/ km; top speed: 310 km/h (193 mph).