In the recent past, the Porsche GT division decided to take the 911 GT3 back into the stable and everyone knew they are going to come up with a massive upgrade.
As expected, the GT3 RS came out of their garage sporting some impressive new upgrades, engine and performance boosts. While it was supposed to be a benchmark for sports vehicles, a new issue has come up from the user community. People who purchased the car are mighty happy with its performance, but they have some strong complaints to make about its new aerodynamics system.
The designers who worked hard to build the Porsche 911 GT3 RS have integrated multiple peripherals to increase the downforce. There is a front spoiler lip combined with front fender louvres as well as the heavy rear wing and the rear diffuser. When all of them are pitted together, they are supposed to offer excellent downforce so as to keep the car stable at top speed. But, two different members have made complaints from within the Porsche Community.
According to their feedback, the way the engineers have used the components in the front wheel to create downforce is wrong. When in motion, other components come into contact with one another. The tires come in close contact with the inner wheel well which damages its sides and the indicator lights are also damaged in some of the cars.
The community members have also posted a clear video of the car in action, where the sound of components scratching against one another is clear. The tires are rubbing against the well and car owners confirm that they have not made any modifications to the car. It is assumed that the Porsche 911 GT3 RS relies on custom camber settings which cause this unwarranted friction.
It’s not just Porsche, but every leading car manufacturer has a dedicated Green Hell torture test to check the endurance level of their new vehicles. When the company launches a prototype, modified edition of a popular car, they usually spend weeks to make sure it runs smoothly on the road and doesn’t have any issues such as this one. There is no word on how Porsche missed this friction problem. They are supposed to fix the cars for their customers or maybe refund their money if the prototype is a complete failure. An official word from the manufacturer is expected to be out to the press real soon.