Set to become the latest in a dizzying array of 911 models, the facelifted GT3 RS has a familiar design but it adopts a modestly revised front fascia with updated lighting units. It's faster and more powerful than ever before thanks to extensive use of carbon fiber and a 520-horsepower 4.0-liter flat-six screamer mounted out back.
Visually, the Weissach Package makes itself known with copious amounts of carbon fiber.
The 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS has crossed the Atlantic following its global debut in Geneva earlier this month.
The price for the magnesium wheels in conjunction with the Weissach Package is $13,000, but won't be available until later in the year. Additionally, the front trunk lid and fenders on the 911 GT3 RS are made of carbon fiber and the roof consists of magnesium. Not that it needs it, but optional $13,000 forged-magnesium wheels further help the vehicle stand out.
Other elements of the package are cosmetic-Weissach badges on the headrests and dashboard, and exposed carbon fiber on the hood, roof panel, and rear wing.More news: Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Holdings Boosted by Employees Retirement System of Texas
It's not just for show.
Lightweight carpeting also shed another 0.5 pounds.
The combination of the package and the mag wheels takes about 38 pounds off the auto, bringing curb weight down to 3,153 pounds, according to Porsche.More news: Colorado Rockies not a part of Game of Thrones-MLB 2018 promotion
For an additional $13,000, customers can order magnesium wheels which weigh around 25 lbs (11.3 kg) less than the standard units.
Since the 911 GT3 RS is aimed at enthusiasts, the model has a stripped out cabin with less sound deadening material and no rear seats. That's of course before any options, including the new Weissach Package or your special paint-to-match finish.More news: No tsunami threat to Hawaii from large quake off Papua New Guinea