It looks a bit like John got out of bed on the wrong side this morning judging by the piece he did on the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
But then has a big hang-up about what he sees as unnecessary weight saving. But being a fat old man that’s hardly surprising! He still bangs on about Top Gear being unfair to ‘Proper’ sized ‘Stars in a reasonably Priced Car’ . He reckons that the car for SIARPC should carry 40 stones of sandbags in the back seat, reduced by the weight of the driver. That way, to quote him, “Midgets like JK would be way down the board compared to proper sized people like Lawrence Dallaglio and even Clarkson”. He might have a point.
But I digress. The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is an astonishing car. Yes, the graphics are a bit leery – especially in an old man’s eyes – but they are more subtle in the flesh in the video below. And all that weight shaving certainly gives the GT3 RS a harder edge. The release of 450 horses from a naturally aspirated 3.8 litre is also quite an accomplishment.
But the GT3 RS is far from cheap and very much a niche car. It’s not like the 911 Turbo which is a daily drive rocket, instead it’s a car for mad weekends on the road and track.
Enjoy the video.