Images of a special edition Porsche 911 GT3 RS, dubbed the 4.0, have been leaked.
Rumours of such a car came about last year, but it’s been fairly quiet since. However, now we have images and even specifications.
This car will reportedly be the last hurrah for the 997, with the 998 set to debut in the not too distant future. It will essentially be a road-going GT3 RSR, with a widebody kit, carbon fibre hood, fenders and trunk, standard carbon ceramic brakes, and most importantly, a 4.0L engine developing 485 to 500 bhp. The engine will be linked to a six-speed manual gearbox, with no PDK option available (Thank you very much Porsche). Aerodynamic and suspension tweaks are also to be expected, and to top it all off, a special paint job is applied. As is the case with every modern Porsche, you’ll also be able to order a wide array of optional extras, outlined in the supposed order guide here.
Rumour has it that the car will be officially announced either April 28th or sometime in May, with production beginning at the end of May, sales in June, and deliveries in July. Just 500 units are planned. Until then, you can have a look at all of the leaked images in the gallery below.