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The Porsche 911 GT3 RS has always been a benchmark setter.

One thing has certainly been true of the five previous GT3 RS generations (not counting the mid-life updates) – they’ve all been true class leaders. In every case, contemporary rivals from Ferrari, Lamborghini and everyone else wouldn’t see which way the flat-six beasts went on a racetrack, thanks to powerful engines, low weight figures and enough aerodynamic features to make a fighter pilot jealous.

But now, there’s a new one. Porsche says that this car is the most “track-focused” GT3 RS ever, and at a glance that certainly seems to be the case – there are few road cars with wings as extreme as this. It’s also the only road car aside from the McLaren P1 to feature a DRS system, something normally reserved purely for F1 cars.

So, is it as fast as its fellow circuit heroes? And perhaps more importantly, is it even more fun than its fantastic little brother, the Porsche 911 GT3?

Join Matt Saunders as he tears around Silverstone to find out.

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