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Porsche 911 GT3 RS To Go Turbo

A recent report suggests that a turbocharged powerplant could power the next-gen Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Historically, the 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS have been naturally aspirated. For today’s TOTD (thought/tack of the day), we want to know if you think Porsche should turbocharge the next 911 GT3 RS.

At present, the 991 series Porsche 911 GT3 is motivated by a 3.8 liter naturally aspirated 6-cylinder engine, which is good for pumping out 468 horsepower with 324 pound feet of torque, though some of those cars have experienced engine fires. The report suggested a turbocharged mill could alleviate the reliability issues associated with a high performance naturally aspirated engine.

While the 911 GT3 keeps its conventional engine configuration, the manual gearbox has been replaced by a PDK dual-clutch 7-speed transmission, showing Porsche will break from tradition if necessary. While it would be easier to extract more power from a turbocharged 911 GT3 RS that setup could make redundant the 911 GT2 and 911 GT2 RS – the automaker’s highest-performing turbocharged versions possibly squeezing them out of the lineup.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS To Go Turbo

The current 911 Turbo S’ 3.8 liter twin turbocharged 6-cylinder engine churns out 560 horsepower with 516 pound feet of torque.

2014 Porsche 911 GT3 RS To Go Turbo

In other radical developments, the company is said to be considering the rear-steering system of GT3 for the Cayman. The sportscar might also get a new 4-cylinder engine boosted with electricity to make 400HP. Porsche’s next 911 GT3 RS, no matter what form it takes, is expected to debut by 2015 at the latest.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS To Go Turbo Back View

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