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SNEAK PREVIEW: Jeff Zwart’s New Ride 2012 – Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

05 Feb

Take a glance of Jeff Zwart’s NEW ride  

Photo credits by: Michael Jordan at Insideline

Thanks to Michael Jordan at Insideline for sharing!

This is Zwart’s street car, so he selected his options appropriately.

“Since I’m using it as my every-day car,” he says, “I got nav and XM satellite radio and all that funny stuff that really doesn’t line up for a full race car for the street, but I do need some things. Also I got a little red stitching inside.

“I deleted the graphics so I can go slightly low key. My last RS was black with black graphics, which worked well. It’s always dicey to order a color like this that is not usually available, but I must say I am very pleased how it came out.”

“Zwart grabbed his iPhone and did some pictures of his new car, both at Circle Porsche at Long Beach, California and next to his race shop.”

As Circle Porsche’s Michelle Larson says, “It’s the best part of this business. Everybody leaves here happy; after all, they’re taking a Porsche with them.”

The RS 4.0’s key feature is a 4.0-liter street-legal version of the racing-type RSR engine and it delivers 500 hp at 8,250 rpm and 339 lb-ft of torque at 5,750 rpm. The chassis setup is mid-way between the GT3 RS 3.8 and GT2 RS, and it includes rod-ends in the rear suspension. If you look closely, you’ll also notice the aero whiskers forward of the front wheels and a steeper, 9-degree inclination of the rear wing. Overall the car has 450 pounds of downforce at its top speed, some 82 pounds at the front and 348 pounds at the rear. The RS 4.0 gets to 100 km/hr (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds on the way to 193 mph.

Continue reading here at Insideline >> Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 for the Mountain King

Photo credits by: Michael Jordan at Insideline

Photo credits by: Michael Jordan at Insideline

Photos / Source: Edmunds Insideline

Michael Jordan, Executive Editor, Edmunds.com

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PAST JEFF ZWART PIKES PEAK VIDEOS:

911 GT2 RS record setting run at Pikes Peak 2011

The Road to Pikes Peak Hill Climb in a 911 GT2 RS with Jeff Zwart – 2011

Jeff in one of his shakedown runs in the 911 GT3 in preparation for his record setting Pike’s Peak hillclimb. – 2010

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4 responses to “SNEAK PREVIEW: Jeff Zwart’s New Ride 2012 – Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

  1. Audi Sport Fan (@Audi_Sport_Fan)

    February 5, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Great stuff Dede, love this car and Pikes Peak is a legend 🙂

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  2. Rodrigues Emilio Joao Manuel

    February 6, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    VAMOS………..

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  3. ZWART

    February 6, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Dede-Thanks for posting the article… but this car will only be my street car. Looking forward to putting road miles on it. No Pikes Peak plans for the 4.0, although an amazing car . Thanks for promoting the Porsche World. Jeff

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    • dedeporsche

      February 6, 2012 at 8:17 pm

      thank you Jeff. Sorry for the confusion. I edited the post. Thank you for letting me know.
      So what are your plans for Pikes Peak, as far as the ride goes? 😉
      Dede

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