Porsche 911 GT3 RS Tackles Icy Finland Circuit
Wondering how the new track-focused 911 GT3 RS handles the slippery stuff? Wonder no more!
There’s no denying that the 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is one seriously impressive machine. With a revised, naturally-aspirated flat-six producing 520 hp and 346 lb-ft of torque and a lightning-quick 7-speed PDK, it’ll do 0-60 in 3-seconds flat. But the real story surrounding Porsche’s track-focused machine is that it also carries a heavily revised chassis. One good enough that the automaker believes it’ll shave a whopping 10 seconds off its predecessor’s Nuburgring lap time.
But let’s face it – roads aren’t always bone dry with optimal traction. So does a machine like the 911 GT3 RS stand to turn into a dangerous proposition in slippery conditions? Is it the sort of car you drive while also fighting off constant fear of a surprise rain shower? Well, of course not. That might be something drivers of “other” sports cars have to worry about, but certainly not in this case.
Don’t believe us? Just take a gander at this video depicting a brand-new 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS blasting around a snowy, icy circuit in Finland. Of course, sliding around on ice isn’t something you do with foot to the floor. But at least in this case, the car looks fantastically poised and controlled. And those glorious noises coming from the revised flat-six are a nice bonus, too.
So while we doubt many new 911 GT3 RS owners ever subject their precious rides to snowy roads, it’s at least nice to know it can handle them. And while many other supercar manufacturers worry only about how their cars perform under optimal conditions, that has never been the case with Porsche. They build cars that’ll perform well in pretty much anything. Including snow and ice!