Video: Porsche 911 GT3 RS and 911 GT3 At Nürburgring
While Carfection's Henry Catchpole was re-familiarizing himself at Germany's Green Hell, he ran into a 992 911 GT3 driven by Gareth Lloyd. And since Henry was in a 992 911 GT3 RS, the only logical next step is to run both cars simultaneously. The result is the video seen above.
FAQ: Why Doesn't The GT3 RS Lose the GT3 in the Corners/Straights?
On paper, the 911 GT3 RS has a chasm of a performance gap over the GT3. Those two RS letters spell lower weight, upgraded suspension, 520 horsepower and 346 lb-ft of torque. 20 more horses than the GT3. When driven by professionals the GT3 RS can set an astonishing 6:56 lap time around the Nürburgring crowning it the 3rd current fastest production car in the world. The GT3, meanwhile, is 17 seconds slower at 7:13.
But in the real world the performance gap comes down to the drivers and cooperative conditions. Here, Henry is visiting the Nürburgring for the first time in 5 years and according to his post-video comment the road was slippery and his driving lines were not ideal. Also, since it's a press car Henry's first priority is to not crash Porsche's $200,000 baby.