Future Cars

2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

The GT3 RS is a Porsche 911 for those with no fear. We didn’t get the 996-series GT3 RS, but Yankee speed freaks soon will be able to flog the 997-series follow-up. The RS is lighter than the already svelte GT3 thanks to the use of carbon fiber for the car’s hood panel and its adjustable rear wing. Wider rear fenders like those from the 911 Carrera 4 cover the RS’s increased rear track. Sharing its 415-hp flat six and six-speed manual gearbox with the regular GT3, the RS will be offered with black or silver paint as standard, but buyers can pay extra to have their cars sprayed in funky, 1970s-style shades of orange or green. The 911 GT3 RS hits the track in early 2007.