Porsche 911 Turbo S vs. Porsche 911 GT3 RS


Charlotte Meredith, Author

          The Porsche 911 Turbo S and the Porsche 911 GT3 RS both offer the most significant capabilities on the 911 platform. The Turbo S and the GT3 RS are at the very top of the 911 range for the season, but which one is faster? How do they compare on track?

         With a seven-speed automatic dual-clutch, the Porsche GT3 RS can go up to 60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds and with the six-speed dual-clutch, it will only take 3.3 seconds to get up to 60 miles per hour. This car is mostly made of carbon-fiber bodywork as well, ensuring a light body to help go that much faster. It also includes good aero-dynamic elements and has 518 horsepower which helps stabilize the car at high speeds. The GT3 RS has a lot of electrically assisted steering which helps with cornering and driving on flat-out sections, especially since this is something that it struggles with. 

          The Porsche 911 Turbo S is a completely different beast compared to the GT3 RS. While the GT3 RS is more focused on aerodynamics, the Turbo S is geared more toward luxury. It has a full interior with the regular 911 layout and a more tame exterior in comparison to the GT3 RS. It utilizes force induction and an all-wheel grip to help claw its way through turns. The GT3 RS takes 2.7 seconds to get up to 60 miles per hour automatic, and the turbo s only takes 2.1 seconds to get up to 60 miles per hour, and 0.8 seconds to get to 30 miles per hour.  Though it doesn’t offer manual transition like the GT3 RS, it is a slower start with manual anyway, so it’s not a big loss. Speaking of automatic dual-clutches, the Turbo S has an eight-speed automatic dual-clutch, which offers more range. Finally, the Turbo S has 640 horsepower whereas the Turbo only goes up to 572 horsepower.

          So, which car is faster when you put them on a track and compare its time and performance? EVO, a company that races cars and writes reviews on them got the chance to put these two cars on track and compare their performance and time. Each car drives much differently than the other, however, their times on the track were they were almost the same, with just a difference of a few milliseconds. They both had the same driver on track, and the Porsche 911 Turbo S ended with 1:33.70 and the Porsche 911 GT3 RS with 1:32.50. 

          In conclusion, no matter what Porsche 911 you get, they are only a second different, and insanely fast either way and though they both handle the road differently, they are both great options.