Porsche 991 GT3 RS v 997 GT3 RS 4.0 in numbers

This week, it’s all about the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS. But how does the new Rennsport Porsche fare against the illustrious 997 GT3 RS 4.0, the car that it replaces atop the 911 tree? Here are the vital statistics so you can judge for yourself:

Porsche 991 GT3 RS Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0
Capacity 3,996cc 3,996cc
Compression ratio 12.9:1 12.6:1
Power 500hp @ 8,250rpm 500hp @ 8,250rpm
Torque 460Nm 460Nm @ 5,750rpm
0-62mph 3.3 seconds 3.9 seconds
Top speed 193mph 193mph
Drag coefficient 0.34 0.34
Wheelbase 2,456mm 2,355mm
Length 4,545mm 4,460mm
Width 1,880mm 1,852mm
Weight 1,420kg 1,360kg
Nordschleife laptime 7m20s 7m27s
Price Starting from £131,296 Starting from £128,466

Can’t get enough of the 991 GT3 RS? You can watch the new Rennsport 911 in action, or find out the experts’ first thoughts. Alternatively you can read Josh’s latest opinion column, this week dedicated to the new 911 GT3 RS.

Comments (5)

  • charly_says

    More weight, same power.

  • Darren

    .6s faster to 60, and 7s faster around the ‘ring.

  • Scott Couper

    Sounds like a leap forward again. Makes you wonder why dealers are asking over £250,000 for old 4.0 911s. A stick can’t be worth almost double for a lesser car.

  • Konstantinos-Dimitrios Kalamar

    Most of the time difference is due to the better tyres of the NEW rs!!! So I personally see no improvement on the NEW Car! …maybe on PUBLIC roads when the road surface is more sliperry, then the NEW Car will have the upper hand due to the rear Wheel steering! This is the only improvement I see!

    http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/Michelin-Pilot-Sport-Cup-2-Launched.htm

  • Jinsoo Shin

    991 Engine Burnout Recall. Still questioning about the DPI engine. Poor racing result until now. 997 still can make it to be 3rd. place at the ADAC 2015 while no 991 in the list of top 10. Stable manual transmission, stable old MPI engine without worrying intake valve carbon build-up, and lightweight means a lot to world-wide mania.