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New Porsche 911 GT3 RS Scale Model Leaks Java Orange Launch Color

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New Porsche 911 GT3 RS Scale Model Leaks Java Orange Launch Color

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Notice the hue covering the Porsche 911 GT3 RS in the image above. Nothing is official yet, but the color is called Java Orange and you should expect this to be the launch color for the sharpest 911 out there.

In case you’re wondering why we’re not making a big fuss over the fact that the Porsche 911 GT3 RS has been leaked via a scale model, that’s because this story is sort of a deja-vu (here’s the first time it happened).

The image, which comes from Autogespot, shows the scale die-cast model, with an image of what appears to be the actual car in the background. Just like before, we get a pretty good idea of the aerodynamic package of the upcoming GT3.

Moreover, it appears the RS badge will also bring a Pit Lane function that will allow the driver to stick to the imposed speed limit while in the pit area.

While everybody expected the more aggressive front fascia, the generously-sized rear wing, the centerlock wheels and the wider fenders, there are also a few surprises. OK, we didn’t expect a rear wing larger than that of the current 911 GT3 RSR racecar, but let’s move on to the even spicier bits.

First of all, the front fenders are now gifted with massive air events, a cooling aid clearly intended for spending extra time on the track. Nonetheless, the rear wings are the actual stars here, as they are home to a pair of air intakes we’ve only seen on turbocharged models like the Turbo or the GT2/ GT2 RS.

Fret not, the 911 GT3 RS won’t go turbo

When we first saw the air-hungry rear fenders, we feared the GT3 RS could lose its natural aspiration, but this is not the case. In fact, as a recent report shows, the GT3 and GT3 RS could remain the only models in the 911 range that won’t follow the turbo revolution that will be brought by the imminent facelift.

The flat six at the back, which now delivers 475 hp, will be pushed to around 500 hp. A wilder guess would be that Porsche could expand the capacity of the engine from 3.8 to 4 liters, as it did with the final edition of the 997 generation, the GT3 RS 4.0. That would allow the track-happy 911 to climb past the 500 hp mark.

Porsche chose to skip the Paris Motor Show, so the 911 GT3 RS, probably along with other 991 facelift models, should arrive at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015. Then again, we mustn’t forget Porsche chose Detroit earlier this year to give us the 911 Targa, so the American event might also receive some attention from Zuffenhausen.

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