Banking left-hand corner ahead. That means rebounding from the compression experienced in the dip on the right-hand side of the tarmac. Approaching the imminent left-hand corner from the outside and turning into the apex to ride the kerbs. Preferably not just the once. But again and again and again. That’s exactly what the chassis of the new 911 GT3 RS has been engineered for.
In conjunction with a series of specifically tuned chassis components, this means that the new 911 GT3 RS offers extraordinary agility, a high degree of driving safety in the high speed range and extremely stable handling.
The lightweight, independent front suspension combines McPherson-type struts with helper springs and longitudinal and transverse links. The rear axle has a multi-link suspension with helper springs and chassis subframe following the LSA concept (lightweight, stable, agile). Camber, track and the anti-roll bars can be individually adapted for use on the race track.
Our engineers spent plenty of hours fine-tuning the driving dynamics setup. Based on established racing strategy, the ride rates of the springs at the front and rear axles of the new GT3 RS have been significantly increased. At the same time, the roll rates have been reduced by the use of a softer antiroll bar. Damping characteristics have been optimally adapted to these new parameters.
Positive result: a significant increase in traction and stability when cornering at speeds of over 250 km/h.
For the absolute maximum level of performance possible, all suspension joints have also been replaced by ball joints. These provide a particularly firm connection between the suspension and the body. For precise, sharp and direct handling.
Result: a further increase in dynamic performance – and precision. The nicest challenges are still the ones we encounter time and time again.