Ialways relish the arrival of a new 911 GT3 RS. The car is innately special to Porsche, which does justice to each and every generation by ensuring it is the ultimate roadgoing expression of its hallowed Neunelfer. So what do we make of the 991.2? You can learn all about Porsche’s new Rennsport in the most detailed article you’ll find on the car anywhere on the newsstand beginning on page 28. However, what does need clarification here are the facts surrounding specs and build times. Hopefully these notes will help steer you through the muddy waters of rumour and conjecture found online.
To start, there aren’t going to be many examples available at first. OPCS are typically being allocated two or three cars – for context, these same centers sold four or more 991 GT2 RSS.
However, there will be a second batch of 991.2 GT3 RSS, due for delivery in 2019 (these will be built alongside the incoming 992-generation 911s). There will be slightly more batch 2 cars than batch 1, and these cars will be available with full Weissach Pack, which isn’t obtainable full stop until June. So, if you’ve missed out on these early examples, don’t panic.
What can’t be answered right now is whether or not a special-edition Rennsport is to follow. After all, if the 991-generation is to herald the last naturally-aspirated 911 GT3 RS (it’s fairly common knowledge the 992-generation GT cars will switch to a turbocharged flat six), is this the model Porsche is going to bow out with? Compared to how special the 997 GT3 RS 4.0 was – itself the last bastion of the manual, analogue RS, and a loss-maker for Porsche – I’d speculate not.
“There will be a second batch of 991.2 GT3 RSS, due for delivery in 2019”