Porsche 911 GT3 RS

    The Porsche GT3 is of the few 911 models that you can drive from your home directly onto the track and honestly feel like it belongs at both venues. The other 911 like this is the track-ready (yet still street-legal) 911 GT3 RS, which is certainly the most colorful Porsche model in recent memory. Distilled from the already-racy 2010 GT3 model, the hardcore RS coupe, with its checkered-flag graphics and neon-colored wheels, employs the same normally aspirated 3.8-liter flat six as its slightly less extroverted stablemate, but sees output bumped from 435 horsepower to 450. Naturally, the RS complements its additional brawn with a raft of competition-minded upgrades designed to cut lap times and cut pounds, including a revised 6-speed manual gearbox with closer ratios, a hunkered-down suspension, and feather-light titanium exhaust system. There’s even an available compact lithium-ion battery that saves a significant 22 pounds over the standard lead-acid version. The 911 GT3 RS is set to reach American showrooms (and racetracks) in spring 2011, priced at $132,800.

    Pros: Essentially a track-bred race car setup for street use.
    Cons: A little too rough-and-tumble for daily commutes.

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