Porsche’s lineup is full of turbocharging these days. Like other automakers, turbos are great for coaxing out more power and performance, without being a huge drain at the pump. But for Porsche’s newest race-inspired model, the German automaker decided to ditch the turbos for what would become the most powerful naturally aspirated 911 ever.
The 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS boasts a 4.0-liter flat-six delivering 520 horsepower and routed through a specially tuned seven-speed PDK. The body of this 911 — with its mix of polyurethane, carbon fiber, and magnesium — dramatically reduces weight. Even lightweight glass has been used to make this vehicle as svelte as possible. The advanced suspension system and aggressive aerodynamics add a superior level of handling and control.
The result? The 911 GT3 RS can sprint from zero to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds and reach a top speed of 193 mph. More amazingly, this still is a vehicle that’s street legal and can help you pick-up groceries between track secessions. This level of performance and refinement won’t come cheap. When it arrives in dealerships this Fall the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS will be priced from $187,500.