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Porsche 911 GT3 RS gets the Manthey-Racing treatment

By Chris Thompson, 10 Aug 2020 News

The company that made the GT2 RS a Nordschleife hero is back at it, and you can get it in Oz

Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RS MR

Manthey-Racing has turned the Porsche 911 GT3 RS into a sharper, more focused machine in much the same way it did the GT2 RS ‘MR’, the car that lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 6:40.3 and stole the title of fastest road-legal car around the circuit.

The Porsche 991.2 911 GT3 RS MR retains the drivetrain as engineered and finalised by Porsche, which most should find no reason to complain about, and instead is different in key high-speed aspects such as aero and braking.

So with a naturally aspirated 383kW and 470Nm still nothing to scoff at, the GT3 RS MR gains a three-quarter-way adjustable set of coilovers, as well as a brakes upgrade designed by Manthey, as well as braided brake lines, and can be optioned with magnesium wheels.

Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR driven at Phillip Island

Porsche 911 GT3 RS MR wing

Then there’s the main event, the aero pack, which adds a plethora of extra guides for airflow and replaces some parts with carbon, including the engine deck lid.

A Gurney flap is also added below the rear wing blade, while the wing’s supports themselves are replaced with MR parts.

The aero discs, also carbon, added to the wheels are optional.

Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RS MR

“With the latest MR model we are once again expanding our product range for the GT vehicles of the Porsche brand.

“The performance kit is based on the modifications of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR, which among other things is the fastest road-legal sports car on the Nürburgring Nordschleife," says Manthey-Racing managing director Nicolas Raeder.

A source tells us the GT3 RS MR was only half a second off its GT2 sibling at the Blisterberg track during testing, so it's safe to say this new kit makes the atmo 911 quite a serious weapon indeed.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS MR for Australia

We're now able to confirm the Manthey-Racing kit will be available in Australia, with the first delivery outside of Europe for a 911 GT3 RS MR expectedto be made to Porsche Centre Doncaster in Melbourne next week.

Manthey-Racing parts are available at Porsche dealers around the country, with any Porsche Centre able to create a full 'MR-spec' car in its own workshop.

The base set, minus the mag wheels and aero discs, costs 39,911 Euro, converted into AUD at time of purchase to maintain a constant price from Manthey-Racing. Today, that's AU$65,312 on top of the price of your 991.2 911 GT3 RS.

If you're interested in Manthey-Racing parts for your GT2 or GT3 RS, Porsche Australia recommends contacting your local Porsche Centre.

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