Porsche churns out versions of its classic and never long-in-the-tooth 911 like the Alien mother drops chest-bursters, furiously. Now, they’ve come up with their final iteration of the 997 chassis, the 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 ($185,000), the most powerful naturally aspirated 911 today. Let’s do the numbers. 4.0 liter 6-cylinder emitting an overly healthy 500 horsepower and 339 lb feet of earth ripping torque. To boot, the whole package gets the Weightwatchers treatment by shedding weight via carbon fiber seats, fenders and hood. You’ll see 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and 124 mph in under 12 seconds, which is plenty of time for you to wet your pants and cry for mama. Aerodynamics play a strong role, as well, with the huge rear wing we’ve all come to love and Porsche’s first use of air “flics” or deflection vanes on the front bumper for increased downforce and handling stability. What makes this package even more delectable is the sole six-speed manual gearbox choice, so you can rope through the gears all on your own. Wahoo. Look for this cone kisser later this year.
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