Model: GT3 RS
Like the plain GT3 (itself about as vanilla as hot fudge), the RS uses an evolution of Porsche's race-bred flat six displacing 3.6 liters. It's a screamer with an 8400-rpm redline and a power peak of 415 hp at 7600 rpm. The RS boasts a close-ratio transmission and a single-mass flywheel. Porsche claims it will accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds—one tenth of a second quicker than the regular GT3. Top speed is unchanged at 193 mph.
The GT3 RS weighs 44 pounds less than other GT3s, despite its bolted-in roll bar and wider rear fenders (the same ones used on the Carrera 4). The rear window and trunk are made of plastic, the front seats and adjustable rear wing are made of carbon fiber, and there's no rear seat. Because Gran Turismo class rules state that you have to sell what you race, the RS uses the same suspension as an upcoming GT3 RS racecar. Despite the exotic modifications, the RS will be road legal.
In addition to metallic black and silver (plain old Arctic silver, not ultra-hot GT silver) paint, the RS will be available in subtle shades of green and orange with black or orange 19-inch wheels. Oh behave! More important to us, the RS will come to the U.S. Expect a price approaching $120,000 when it reaches dealerships in March 2007