Active aerodynamics have become quite common on road cars, especially performance-oriented ones. This technology gives the car the flexibility to change shape when needed, providing maximum downforce or maximum slippage for maximum performance. So it’s no surprise that one of Porsche’s super machines is equipped with this technology, as a new video appears to show the active rear spoiler in action on the upcoming 911 GT3 RS.
The video shows the coupe rolling down the highway, but the important part occurs just before the end of the video as the rear wing changes shape. The video is not of the best quality, but the changing wing is clearly visible. However, it is difficult to determine what exactly he is doing. Looks like it’s similar to the DRS (Drag Reduction System) found on Formula 1 cars, but we would need a closer look to be certain of its full function, as it appears to function as an airbrake in this case. .
We don’t see much of the car – the video shows it only from the rear – but previous spy shots have provided a full glimpse into the performance of the Porsche. The test vehicles we’ve seen so far have had a plastic coating on the important elements, hiding the styling underneath. We expect the new GT3 RS to sport aggressive front and rear bumpers, a hood with air extractors and air vents, which will complement the massive fender that the company cannot hide from curious eyes. .
The car is expected to be powered by Porsche’s naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six. It should produce more than the 502 horsepower (374 kilowatts) and 346 pound-feet (469 Newton-meters) of torque that the mill produces in the non-RS variant. The PDK will be the only gearbox available. We don’t know when Porsche will unveil the GT3 RS, although a reveal as late as 2022 wouldn’t be a surprise. We may be waiting a bit for the full recap.