New flagship 911 GT3 RS could receive a turbocharged flat-six engine for improved performance and reliability

Porsche is considering a break in tradition by adopting a turbocharged engine for the next 911 GT3 RS.

The 911 GT3 on which the more potent 991-generation GT3 RS would be based has had widely publicised fire problems with its highly tuned, naturally aspirated 468bhp 3.8-litre flat six engine.

Porsche engineers are understood to be concerned at the prospect of trying to reliably extract enough extra power from the naturally aspirated engine to warrant an RS badge.

As such, a turbocharged engine is instead being considered. This would comfortably deliver the extra power needed without compromising reliability. It would also fit in with the current turbocharging ethos in the supercar segment. 

Meanwhile, the 911 GT3’s rear-wheel steer system is understood to be under consideration for the Cayman for later in the model’s life cycle.

The Cayman will be the first Porsche sports car to get the firm’s upcoming four-cylinder turbo petrol engine, which is believed to run an output of about 400bhp. 

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29 May 2014
A slightly less flammable GT3 RS in future? Excellent news: it will put Porsche on the same footing as its competitors whose cars don't burst into flames at the drop of a hat. Porsche engineering: take 30 years to figure out how to make a 911 that didn't go backwards through a hedge at the merest hint of a corner (I'm talking about the 993 here) and then take another twenty years to figure out how to make a descendant less prone to external combustion. I won't mention the last time they tried to make an F1 engine. You can look it up for yourself. Look for the Porsche 3512 engine on Wikipedia. Porsche "engineering": hahahahahahahaha.

30 May 2014
Maurice Ital wrote:
A slightly less flammable GT3 RS in future? Excellent news: it will put Porsche on the same footing as its competitors whose cars don't burst into flames at the drop of a hat. Porsche engineering: take 30 years to figure out how to make a 911 that didn't go backwards through a hedge at the merest hint of a corner (I'm talking about the 993 here) and then take another twenty years to figure out how to make a descendant less prone to external combustion. I won't mention the last time they tried to make an F1 engine. You can look it up for yourself. Look for the Porsche 3512 engine on Wikipedia. Porsche "engineering": hahahahahahahaha.
Porsche's engineering is not only flawed, but dangerous too. Engine fires, early 911s having a tendency to throw you in to a hedge and the Carrera GT which is often regarded as the most dangerous road car ever made, especially after Paul Walker's tragic death. And when you look at it, a current 911 features so many gizmos and yet it's trounced by the simpler but more rewarding Jaguar F-Type, which shows Jaguar's design and engineering is far more competent. And it's just not Porsche, but German companies as a whole. Their engineering is all overrated, while some of their cars are not generally as great or as safe as we're led to believe. Remember the S-Class in which Princess Diana died in due to poor crash structure, or the first A-Class' infamous stability problems, or the VW Polo's Indian crash test failure, 911 engine fires, Audi's recent false information and cover up over Euro NCAP tests, stability issues on the current BMW 5 Series, steering failures on Audi Q5s.... And then there's myth of German car reliability, when the reality is that they're some of most unreliable cars around.

30 May 2014
Saucerer wrote:
Maurice Ital wrote:
A slightly less flammable GT3 RS in future? Excellent news: it will put Porsche on the same footing as its competitors whose cars don't burst into flames at the drop of a hat. Porsche engineering: take 30 years to figure out how to make a 911 that didn't go backwards through a hedge at the merest hint of a corner (I'm talking about the 993 here) and then take another twenty years to figure out how to make a descendant less prone to external combustion. I won't mention the last time they tried to make an F1 engine. You can look it up for yourself. Look for the Porsche 3512 engine on Wikipedia. Porsche "engineering": hahahahahahahaha.
Porsche's engineering is not only flawed, but dangerous too. Engine fires, early 911s having a tendency to throw you in to a hedge and the Carrera GT which is often regarded as the most dangerous road car ever made, especially after Paul Walker's tragic death. And when you look at it, a current 911 features so many gizmos and yet it's trounced by the simpler but more rewarding Jaguar F-Type, which shows Jaguar's design and engineering is far more competent. And it's just not Porsche, but German companies as a whole. Their engineering is all overrated, while some of their cars are not generally as great or as safe as we're led to believe. Remember the S-Class in which Princess Diana died in due to poor crash structure, or the first A-Class' infamous stability problems, or the VW Polo's Indian crash test failure, 911 engine fires, Audi's recent false information and cover up over Euro NCAP tests, stability issues on the current BMW 5 Series, steering failures on Audi Q5s.... And then there's myth of German car reliability, when the reality is that they're some of most unreliable cars around.
hahaha who are you and your bots? You obviously have connection to jaguar and Nigel Farages spin doctors.

30 May 2014
has a German wife.

30 May 2014
Conte Candoli wrote:
has a German wife.
Exactly and Roadster or saucy has a fleet of german cars, but that's there horrific dark side. In the mean time Roadsteraucy will be beating on about how all the foreigners are stealing jaguar jobs and we need to cull BMW at the borders!

1 June 2014
Smilerforce wrote:
Saucerer wrote:
Maurice Ital wrote:
A slightly less flammable GT3 RS in future? Excellent news: it will put Porsche on the same footing as its competitors whose cars don't burst into flames at the drop of a hat. Porsche engineering: take 30 years to figure out how to make a 911 that didn't go backwards through a hedge at the merest hint of a corner (I'm talking about the 993 here) and then take another twenty years to figure out how to make a descendant less prone to external combustion. I won't mention the last time they tried to make an F1 engine. You can look it up for yourself. Look for the Porsche 3512 engine on Wikipedia. Porsche "engineering": hahahahahahahaha.
Porsche's engineering is not only flawed, but dangerous too. Engine fires, early 911s having a tendency to throw you in to a hedge and the Carrera GT which is often regarded as the most dangerous road car ever made, especially after Paul Walker's tragic death. And when you look at it, a current 911 features so many gizmos and yet it's trounced by the simpler but more rewarding Jaguar F-Type, which shows Jaguar's design and engineering is far more competent. And it's just not Porsche, but German companies as a whole. Their engineering is all overrated, while some of their cars are not generally as great or as safe as we're led to believe. Remember the S-Class in which Princess Diana died in due to poor crash structure, or the first A-Class' infamous stability problems, or the VW Polo's Indian crash test failure, 911 engine fires, Audi's recent false information and cover up over Euro NCAP tests, stability issues on the current BMW 5 Series, steering failures on Audi Q5s.... And then there's myth of German car reliability, when the reality is that they're some of most unreliable cars around.
hahaha who are you and your bots? You obviously have connection to jaguar and Nigel Farages spin doctors.
Contrary to popular belief, Saucerer and I are not the same person. I have no idea who they are.

3 June 2014
Roadster wrote:
Smilerforce wrote:
Saucerer wrote:
Maurice Ital wrote:
A slightly less flammable GT3 RS in future? Excellent news: it will put Porsche on the same footing as its competitors whose cars don't burst into flames at the drop of a hat. Porsche engineering: take 30 years to figure out how to make a 911 that didn't go backwards through a hedge at the merest hint of a corner (I'm talking about the 993 here) and then take another twenty years to figure out how to make a descendant less prone to external combustion. I won't mention the last time they tried to make an F1 engine. You can look it up for yourself. Look for the Porsche 3512 engine on Wikipedia. Porsche "engineering": hahahahahahahaha.
Porsche's engineering is not only flawed, but dangerous too. Engine fires, early 911s having a tendency to throw you in to a hedge and the Carrera GT which is often regarded as the most dangerous road car ever made, especially after Paul Walker's tragic death. And when you look at it, a current 911 features so many gizmos and yet it's trounced by the simpler but more rewarding Jaguar F-Type, which shows Jaguar's design and engineering is far more competent. And it's just not Porsche, but German companies as a whole. Their engineering is all overrated, while some of their cars are not generally as great or as safe as we're led to believe. Remember the S-Class in which Princess Diana died in due to poor crash structure, or the first A-Class' infamous stability problems, or the VW Polo's Indian crash test failure, 911 engine fires, Audi's recent false information and cover up over Euro NCAP tests, stability issues on the current BMW 5 Series, steering failures on Audi Q5s.... And then there's myth of German car reliability, when the reality is that they're some of most unreliable cars around.
hahaha who are you and your bots? You obviously have connection to jaguar and Nigel Farages spin doctors.
Contrary to popular belief, Saucerer and I are not the same person. I have no idea who they are.
Yeah right! Well you have managed to mold a protege of yourself! Too funny for words!

1 June 2014
Saucerer wrote:
Maurice Ital wrote:
A slightly less flammable GT3 RS in future? Excellent news: it will put Porsche on the same footing as its competitors whose cars don't burst into flames at the drop of a hat. Porsche engineering: take 30 years to figure out how to make a 911 that didn't go backwards through a hedge at the merest hint of a corner (I'm talking about the 993 here) and then take another twenty years to figure out how to make a descendant less prone to external combustion. I won't mention the last time they tried to make an F1 engine. You can look it up for yourself. Look for the Porsche 3512 engine on Wikipedia. Porsche "engineering": hahahahahahahaha.
Porsche's engineering is not only flawed, but dangerous too. Engine fires, early 911s having a tendency to throw you in to a hedge and the Carrera GT which is often regarded as the most dangerous road car ever made, especially after Paul Walker's tragic death. And when you look at it, a current 911 features so many gizmos and yet it's trounced by the simpler but more rewarding Jaguar F-Type, which shows Jaguar's design and engineering is far more competent. And it's just not Porsche, but German companies as a whole. Their engineering is all overrated, while some of their cars are not generally as great or as safe as we're led to believe. Remember the S-Class in which Princess Diana died in due to poor crash structure, or the first A-Class' infamous stability problems, or the VW Polo's Indian crash test failure, 911 engine fires, Audi's recent false information and cover up over Euro NCAP tests, stability issues on the current BMW 5 Series, steering failures on Audi Q5s.... And then there's myth of German car reliability, when the reality is that they're some of most unreliable cars around.
I'd struggle to see how any passenger not wearing a seatbelt would have survived a high speed crash in to a concrete structure, regardless if they were in a Mercedes, Ford, Toyota, Jaguar, Volvo etc

30 May 2014
Could this mean that it will be positioned higher than the Porsche 911 Turbo, in terms of horsepower? But then you have the 911 GT2? Unless Porsche decided to install their LMP1 car's turbocharged V4 engine into the next GT3.

30 May 2014
Isn't a GT2 a GT3 with a turbo engine??? So what will the GT2 become......electric?????

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