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New flagship 911 GT3 RS could receive a turbocharged flat-six engine for improved performance and reliability
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30 May 2014

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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NoPasaran 2 June 2014

@Roadster

omg, what a whiner, go drive your Accord!

"...Carrera GT which is often regarded as the most dangerous road car ever made, especially after Paul Walker's tragic death...." -- You ridiculous person, Paul Walker as a measuring stick...are you kidding me??! I am LMAOff here, and Walter Röhrl is probably having heart attack from laughter. Buy F-Type, enjoy, it is NO MATCH to TurboS anyway. Porsche is more expensive? Well, boohoo, cannot afford it - do not diss it, whiner.

NoPasaran 2 June 2014

Dreary whiners

All of you who always whine about how 911 engineering, how "wrong" it is, how dangerous, some more cries about hedges and some Hollywood actor who got killed in a GT.... YOU ARE SUCH AN AMAZINGLY BORING CROWD, you make me wanna puke!

911s are fantastic, but more than that, they are unique!

New GT3 engine burned...oh my GOD, it is the end of the world for you, isn't it? Ferraris burn, Audis burn, Lambos burn as well. Stop whining, these things happen to any car manufacturer!

Paul Walker...well, you know, if you are stupid enough to SPEED on narrow roads, you better be ready for consequences. It has NOTHING to do with the GT, GT is PERFECT, but you have to know and respect the machinery. How many crashes are there of Ferraris, Lambos, etc? Trains crash going off rails due to speeding, planes crash due to pilot error, cyclists kill themselves on the bicycles, crazy bikeers who do not know their machines, do not respect their machines, or simply push too far kill themselves regularly, not to speak of F1, rally, Superbike and MotoGP PROFESSIONALS who also die regularly. And what about Isle of Man TT? According to you, dreary whiners, all those accidents and deaths are due to OOOOOOH SO DANGEROUS ENGINEERING! You are ridiculous beyond belief!

Finally, noone asks you to buy a 911. Go buy one of the myriad of front-engined or middle-engined cars and feel safe. Leave the unique 911 to those who can and want to appreciate its amazing engineering and its qualities.

gigglebug 30 May 2014

The most stupid thing I've ever heard

"Remember the S-Class in which Princess Diana died in due to poor crash structure"

She died because she wasn't wearing a seat belt. The likelihood is that she would have survived if she had have been. As it was she wasn't killed instantly and there was one survivor from the crash.

Are you suggesting that if she had been in a mid 90's Jag she would have fared any better hitting a large piece of concrete at speed with no seat belt on??

bomb 30 May 2014

gigglebug wrote: Are you

gigglebug wrote:

Are you suggesting that if she had been in a mid 90's Jag she would have fared any better hitting a large piece of concrete at speed with no seat belt on??

I think that's exactly what Roadster...sorry, Saucerer is saying!! They (he?) are complete WUMs and would have laughed out of the old forum. Shame that went really.

Speedraser 30 May 2014

gigglebug wrote:"Remember the

gigglebug wrote:

"Remember the S-Class in which Princess Diana died in due to poor crash structure"

She died because she wasn't wearing a seat belt. The likelihood is that she would have survived if she had have been. As it was she wasn't killed instantly and there was one survivor from the crash.

Are you suggesting that if she had been in a mid 90's Jag she would have fared any better hitting a large piece of concrete at speed with no seat belt on??

Well said. The only person who survived was the only person wearing a seatbelt -- even though he was sitting in the "less safe" front seat.

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