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There are Ferrari owners, and then there are Porsches owners. The rest of us mortals that drive a twenty-year-old car but has the potential to probably match the brake calipers price with the price of our whole car, it might be a good idea to leave them the hell alone.

Why? Because one rev and a single downshift can mean total embarrassment to both you and your not-trophy-wife-material girlfriend sitting in the passenger seat.

These beasts came in at the minimum boasting a V6 engine with enough stallions to take over Asia, and most of them are naturally aspirated too. Then they slap a twin turbo system on and all hell breaks loose when the driver decides that he has had a bad day and wanted to burn some petrol to relive stress.

One of the fine examples of these mechanical perfections designed to make sure you’re satisfied enough with a, so-called, stock production car, would be the Porsche GT3 RS, as shown here in racing white.

Boasting a 3.8-liter with V-type flat-six ‘boxer’ engine, the car is capable of produce a whopping 450 stallions on the get go, completing the century sprint in just under 4.2-seconds and reaching 200km/h in just 13.3 seconds.

The engine is mounted at the rear end, making this Porsche an effective RR spec rear wheel-driven monster. The water cooled engine is built from aluminum and came with four overhead camshafts with four valves per cylinder, and it is dry-sumped right from the factory for hard performance. Power deliverance comes from the six-speed manual transmission only, redlining at 8,400rpm.

The body itself is formed around a monocoque structure. Built using lightweight all-steel, the front lid and doors are made of aluminum, effectively reducing weight all the way down to 1,370kg.

The two-seater monster sits on independent double wishbones with trailing link suspension on the front, complete with camber adjustment control arm, monotube dampers and progressive coil springs. The rear suspension utilises the multilink type suspension with five control arms, also with adjustable camber, coil springs and monotube dampers. The handling of this car is unquestionable, even in the worst conditions mother nature can throw at it.

The braking system that could potentially sponsor a three-month round the world trip provides heavy braking capability through the six-pot aluminum monobloc calipers with cross-drilled and internally vented rotors for the front and four-pot calipers with similar rotors for the rear.

The front rotors come in a whopping 14.96 inch in diameter, which is just short of a full-sized 15-inch rims most of us are using on our cars.

The rims, well, the rims on this Porsche are wide; 8.5J for the front and 12J for the rear. You can probably slap a round glass on the rim, weld a stand at the bottom and use the bloody rim as a coffee table. The standard rims came in 19-inch set, with 245/35 rubber for the front and 325/30 for the rear, and the you wouldn’t want cheap rubbers on them too.

As mentioned before, 450hp is available for powerplay from the boxer engine, with the top horses count coming in at 7,900rpm. The torque produced by the engine is rated at a wholesome 430Nm at 6,750rpm.

The twenty-four-valve engine is one of them legendary Porsche engines you wouldn’t want to mess around with. Like it or not, if you see one of them on your rearview mirror, get the hell out of their way.

The car is built to dominate on track, and is race-ready from production. You can probably tell that with the cage sitting on the space behind the occupants. Lightened, almost stripped, this Porsche is only for those serious in dominating the best of the best.

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS is already available in Malaysia and if you’re interested in this particular model, you would have to pay a visit to the Naza Automall in Petaling Jaya.

Hyperfacts!
Car: Porsche GT3 RS
Engine: 3.8-liter boxer six
Transmission: Six-speed manual
Weight: 1,370kg
Horsepower: 450hp@7,900rpm
Torque: 430Nm@6,750rpm
0-100km/h: 4.2-seconds
Top Speed: 311km/h

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