Porsche 911 GT3 RS vs Porsche 911 Carrera S

Picture of Porsche 911 GT3 RS (997)
Picture of Porsche 911 Carrera S (991)
Category Porsche 911 GT3 RS911 Carrera S
Max power (ps / bhp) 415 / 409400 / 395
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 405 / 299440 / 325
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1375 / 30311415 / 3120
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 302 / 297283 / 279

Acceleration

Speed & distance Porsche 911 GT3 RS911 Carrera S
0 - 100 kph 4.2 s3.8 s
0 - 200 kph 13.2 s13.2 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 9.0 s9.4 s
0 - 60 mph 4.0 s3.5 s
0 - 100 mph 8.8 s8.4 s
0 - 150 mph 22.2 s21.7 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.5 s @ 99.4 mph8.3 s @ 100.7 mph
1/4 mile 12.0 s11.8 s @ 119.3 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 19.7 s @ 147.9 mph19.5 s @ 146.6 mph
Est. 1 mile 32.2 s @ 172.1 mph32.1 s @ 171.5 mph

General performance

Category Porsche 911 GT3 RS911 Carrera S
Top speed 310 kph (193 mph)304 kph (189 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.73 g (7 m/s²)0.83 g (8 m/s²)
Lateral acceleration 0.95 g (9 m/s²)1.03 g (10 m/s²)
70 mph - 0 45 m (149 ft)45 m (148 ft)

Summary

Category Porsche 911 GT3 RS911 Carrera S
Track Performance 859892
Straight line speed 11821382
Total 20412274

Verdict

911 Carrera S is the fastest by a small margin.

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Jeff B  10y ago

The R8 facelift with 450 ps should be able to beat this, especially with dual-clutch, hopefully the price won't be raised on it though.


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Mike B  10y ago

Maybe the next R8 :P haha


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Jeff B  10y ago

lol what i'm wondering is who would buy a 997 Carrera GTS? It is 5k more expensive than a 991S.
I just think it is a bad idea for Porsche to charge Audi R8-like money for the 991S. Sure, it is faster, but which car is more appealing?
If you guys had the choice, would you buy, an R8 or 991S?


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Mike B  10y ago

The GT3 RS had a base price of $124k in 2007, $139k in 2011 dollars and that's without the $10k ceramic brakes.

A 991 Carrera S filled only with performance options (PDK, sport exhaust, sport chrono, PASM, sport suspension, ceramic brakes, and dynamic chassis control) is just shy of $120k.

So yeah, the new one is faster for less money, regarding the insane prices, wasn't the 997.2 GT3 RS ~135k last year? that's cheaper than the adjusted price of the 997 haha, another curious thing is that the ceramic brakes were $8,840 then and now, so actually, the price has gone down by about $1k on that option mmmm.


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Jeff B  10y ago

You also have to realize this new Carrera S as tested is more expensive than the GT3RS of 2006, I mean geez how expensive will the 991 Turbo be? $200k??
Are these 991 prices just for now or will they stay like this, because they are pretty insane.


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Apathy  10y ago

991 turbo and GT2 are going to be insane...


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usednt  10y ago

WOW awesome! 991 turbo will be a killer!


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Inline 6 rules  10y ago

OMG!