Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP), the importer of Porsche vehicles in Malaysia, will be showing off the new 911 GT3 RS at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur from today until 14 October 2018.
The performance-oriented 911 GT3 RS has a 4.0L naturally aspirated heart that pumps 520 hp to the wheels via a 7-speed PDK, allowing the car to go from standstill to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds. Official top speed is 312 km/h. This is incidentally, the second GT road-approved sports car SDAP has introduced in Malaysia this year; the first being the 911 GT2 RS.
The 911 GT3 RS will retail from RM2,230,000, before registration, road tax, insurance and options. This price does include all duties and a four-year warranty.
A combination of road and track car, the GT3 RS is built with aerodynamics determining the design of the wide, weight-optimised body and its classic rigid rear wing. The interior sports full bucket seats made of carbon to provide secure lateral support in response to high-level driving dynamics. Lightweight door panels with storage nets and opening loops, reduced sound absorption and the new lightweight rear lid further emphasise the consistency of the material choices.
Other motorsport-derived technology include ball joints on all arms for greater precision, 20″ lightweight wheels with newly developed 265/35 sports tyres on the front axle for enhanced agility and steering behaviour, and 21″ wheels with 325/30 tyres at the rear axle for improved traction.
As with all current GT sports cars, the Clubsport package is also available for the 911 GT3 RS at no extra cost. This package includes a rollover bar, a manual fire extinguisher, preparation for a battery disconnect switch and a six-point belt for a sporty driving experience.
For the weight watchers, the Porsche motorsport department has created an optional Weissach package for further weight reduction. The package features additional carbon components for the chassis, interior and exterior. In its lightest configuration, this package reduces the weight of the 911 GT3 RS by approximately 17kg.
“With a lap time of 6 minutes and 56.4 seconds, the new 911 GT3 RS sets a time of just nine seconds below the most powerful Porsche 911, the GT2 RS. Motorsport is an essential driving force behind the Porsche development team, a force that makes motorsport derived technology perfectly adapted for the road,” said Christopher Hunter, Chief Executive Officer of Sime Darby Auto Performance. “The new 911 GT3 RS promises an unadulterated sound, pure performance, and a challenge that a sports car enthusiast cannot resist,” he added.
Also making its Malaysian premiere is the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo. This new top-of-the-range model from the third generation of the Cayenne promises to raise the bar for sporty performance in its segment. The increased driving dynamics are based on the combination of innovative technologies such as active aerodynamics including a roof spoiler, controlled three-chamber air suspension, mixed tyres and the new high-performance brake.