2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS revealed, faster and more power than ever before

The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been revealed, with significant alterations to carry the 991.2 series vehicle along until the next-gen 992 iteration of the sports car is revealed later this year.

The headline act is a 4.0-litre naturally aspirated, horizontally-opposed six-cylinder churning out 383kW of power. This is an increase of 15kW on its predecessor and sees top speed increase to 312km/h. The 0-100km/h dash is now 3.2-seconds flat.

Chassis enhancements include 20-inch ultralight alloys front and 21-inch rear, with 265/35 aspect front and monster 325/30 rear rubber helping put that power to the ground. Steering and front axle revisions help it behave more predictably, too. Magnesium wheels are available, taking weight down to 1430kg.

Cosmetically, a fixed rear spoiler, lower front splitter and larger air intakes to swallow more oxygen for the huge engine and twin exhaust outlets set the newer model apart from the earlier version.

The new 911 GT3 RS starts from $416,500 before on road costs, and a Clubsport package, with roll cage, fire extinguisher, battery kill switch and six-point racing seatbelts is available without additional charge. Check out the gallery below to study Porsche’s newest, greenest monster.