Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 photos leaked to the web – updated

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Porsche will be introducing the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 in an extreme racing form. Pictures of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 have leaked out on the web, and it shows a racing-style Porsche that is similar to the 911 GT3 RSR (Type 997) as shown above.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is powered by a 4.0-liter engine that pumps out 500 horsepower, and mated to a manual transmission. The current car puts out 450 horspower from a 3.8-liter V6 engine.

From what we can tell, the chassis is based on the GT3 RS, while other modifications in the aerodynamic department include a high rear tail and new front spoiler with more air vents. The Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 is accented with red color throughout, from the decals and all the way to the bucket seats. If you are looking an audio system in this Porsche, you are out of luck, because it doesn’t come with one.

The Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 will be in limited-run, which only 500 units will be built for about 180,000 Euros a piece. No official announcement from Porsche yet, so stay tuned for more details.

Update: 4/28/2011 – Official press release and video

Just yesterday we reported the new 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0, and today, Porsche officially released full details about the car.

The 2012 Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine producing 500 raw horsepower at 8,250 rpm and 339 pound-feet at 5,750 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual is the only gearbox.  With this powertrain setup, the GT3 RS 4.0 is able to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds with a top speed reaching 193 mph. And to top it off, the 2012 911 GT3 RS 4.0 ran the Nürburgring in 7 minutes and 27 seconds, making it one of the fastest production cars ever to run this test track.

The 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 starts at an MSRP of $185,000  (excluding destination), and goes on sale in  the United States in late 2011.