Pete Bonfrisco has received a "feeler" for the club to view the new updated racer. Roger Jobs Porsche in Bellingham expects to have the unveiling sometime in April or May depending on when their new showroom is finished. So if you are interested in a combined tour/GT3RS unveiling event starting at the Ferry Terminal in Port Townsend, contact Pete Bonfirsco via email or phone (360) 490-7741.
The RS name was first revived in 2003 as a more powerful and track-focused version of the 996-generation GT3. At first motivated by a 3.6-liter flat-six rated at 381 horsepower, the RS gained 415 ponies when the 997-gen version was launched. Updated for 2009, the 997 RS received a 3.8-liter six-cylinder with 450 horses. For 2011, Porsche launched the GT3 RS 4.0 with a 4.0-liter engine and 500 ponies, putting an end to the 997-generation RS. In 2015, four years since the last RS rolled off the assembly line, the nameplate is making a comeback for the 991-generation 911. Preceded by the 475-horsepower GT3 in 2013, the new GT3 RS is set to best its forerunner in just about any department, but details remain scarce. Here is a link to a video sneak peek of this new model.