Porsche unveils latest 911 details

German carmaker Porsche has unveiled details of its next-generation car, claiming it to be the 'most sporting road-going 911 yet'.

Porsche said the 911 GT3 RS model will be more powerful and light-weight than the existing GT3, with an optimised chassis and shorter transmission ratios, meaning a lower top speed but improved acceleration.

Also, its upgraded engine will support a six-speed manual gearbox and a short-throw gearlever, together with new lithium-ion battery.

The new model offers 15bhp more than the current GT3, translating to 450 of horse power, without requiring forced induction.

It will have wider track front and rear along with 19-inch wheels with sports tyres, and a specially tuned version of the PASM active suspension management system that will help keep the power in check and offer better road holding and cornering potential.

The latest racing car has been expected to hit showrooms in February 2010, with a price tag of £100,760.

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