2015 Porsche 991 GT3 RS review by Walter Röhrl

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS version 991 GT3 or 2015 is a dream. Very few of us are going to be able to get behind the wheel. Never mind, take a little tour of the circuit here in the company of Walter Röhrl, the German rally champion. This fantastic road machine that is the GT3 gets better from generation to generation. With 360 hp the very first 911 GT3 was already a monster, so what about the very last GT3 RS and its 500 hp?

The best part is that by gaining power and performance, the 991 GT3 RS is also becoming easier to drive. The new RS differs externally from the normal version by very successful air vents on the front fenders which further reinforce the aggressive side of the beast. Like any 991 GT3 it benefits from the evolution of trains with a widened and more incisive front axle and rear wheels set back in order to reduce the rear overhang. The two modifications going hand in hand, they give the 991 a slightly less typical 911 behavior without altering its efficiency, particularly under acceleration and braking.

On this video, we can see that the GT3 RS drives almost like a sports car like the others, never treacherous, we do not see any onset of oversteer on the video, and we hear the tires when it drifts from the front axle or the 4 wheels. .
The 7-speed sequential gearbox is as efficient as it is well-staged and fast. Firmly holding on to the classic gearbox so far, Porsche has masterfully moved to the sequential gearbox. It must be said that this is not a first since the famous Porsche 962 which won the 24 hours of Le Mans on multiple occasions were pioneers and already used a double clutch gearbox. Obviously the constraints to make it a reliable and low-noise production gearbox and at the same time capable of handling the performance of the engine are not quite the same and this is what held Porsche back until now. If driving we gain in performance we must recognize that sportiness loses a little at least at this level.

For those who do not know him, Walter Röhrl was one of the fastest drivers of his generation and won the Monte Carlo rally 4 times on 4 different cars: Opel Ascona 400, Fiat 131 Abarth, Lancia 037 and Audi Quattro. We do not know that it was on a 911 that he stood out. At the end of his career, he became a test driver and Porsche ambassador.