2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS now in M’sia – RM2.23 mil

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS now in M’sia – RM2.23 mil

Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) has officially launched the refreshed Porsche 911 GT3 RS in Malaysia, which is currently being put on display at Pavilion KL until Sunday (October 14). If you want one, the base price starts from RM2.23 million and includes all applicable duties and a four-year warranty, but excludes registration fee, road tax and insurance.

A 4.0 litre naturally-aspirated flat-six engine and seven-speed dual-clutch PDK automatic gearbox continue to be of service here, with the former made a little bit more powerful. The mill now makes 520 PS (513 hp), which is 20 PS (20 hp) more than before, along with 470 Nm of torque. It’ll still rev to 9,000 rpm, but peak horsepower arrives at 8,250 rpm and peak torque at 6,000 rpm.

The result of the extra power is a slightly higher top speed of 312 km/h (versus 310 km/h) as well as a quicker zero to 100 km/h time of 3.2 seconds (down by 0.1 seconds). Additionally, from a stop to 160 km/h will take 6.9 seconds, while 200 km/h is in just 10.6 seconds.

Visual changes consist of a new rear wing, which is joined by redesigned front and rear bumpers that boast vertical air flow guides within the front outer ducts and larger air extraction ducts at the back.

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS now in M’sia – RM2.23 mil

Other updates come from the company’s involvement in motorsports, including ball joints on all arms (for greater precision over conventional elastokinematic bearings), Newly developed tyres have also been introduced for the staggered setup, with 265/35 profiles at the front and a pair of 325/30 rubbers at the back. These wheels are wrapped around 20-inch (front) and 21-inch (rear) lightweight wheels.

An optional Clubsport package is available at no extra cost, whereby the package adds on a rollover bar, a manual fire extinguisher, preparation for a battery disconnect switch and a six-point belt. If that isn’t sporty enough, you can also pay for the Weissach package that reduces the vehicle’s weight by about 17 kg through the use of carbon-fibre components in various areas.

“With a [Nürburgring] lap time of 6 minutes and 56.4 seconds, the new 911 GT3 RS sets a time of just nine seconds below the most powerful Porsche 911, the GT2 RS. Motorsport is an essential driving force behind the Porsche development team, a force that makes motorsport derived technology perfectly adapted for the road,” said Christopher Hunter, CEO of SDAP.

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • MeToo on Oct 10, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    RS variant, Honda HRV sell here too.

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  • Ben Yap on Oct 10, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    the yellow color looks like from the old myvi 1.5, lagi power lagi best version.

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    • John Minum Teh 8X on Oct 10, 2018 at 5:19 pm

      Previous GT RS got so many orders in Malaysia. This is because many people made money the easy way. Just goyang kaki only money will fall into their laps.

      Well no more now. Things have changed. Even Porsche Malaysia also said, ever since May, sales have been very slow. I wonder why??

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      • Becoz price have increase like Copy Paste mention. Ini sarahan PH Gov.

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      • stupid ah beng on Oct 17, 2018 at 11:41 am

        Wow I work at SDAP, how did you get those facts and figures? Wow you must either be an oracle or hacked into system. The wait list for this car is 60+ customers long, but allocation for malaysia is like 20+. OH So many orders last year isit. Wah you must have super insider INFO HUH

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  • Realist on Oct 10, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Cue some guy complaining about how it’s cheaper in the UK/AUS/US.

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  • Copy Paste on Oct 10, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Previous generation 911 GT3RS was urs for Rm 1.75million. Now its priced at Rm 2.23million. Something must be wrong with the current government. It’s time to change.

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  • newworld on Oct 10, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    quite cheap thou

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  • Ckcheong on Oct 10, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    SD asking really greedy price. in UK price start about RM620k. This is a good car but it’s not encourage to sell in Msia. Specs are nice, everything are nice too but not the greedy price asking.

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