14- And 10-year-old Brothers Test Driving The Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Back when you were a teenager asking to borrow the keys to your dad's auto, was that car a Porsche 911 GT3 RS? Many people would probably respond with a resounding "no." But for 14 and 10-year-old brothers Schorschi Wörle and Steppi Wörle, daddy just happens to own a Porsche dealership in Germany. According to Autoblog, senior Wörle has such confidences in his boys that he not only allows them to help run the family business, but he even lets them sit behind the wheel of 911 GT3 RS tester autos and compete in local auto club competitions. Simply in das Vaterland...
You won't be driving Porsche 911 GT3 RS any time soon, dear American kids
And this isn't as the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is not available in the U.S.; it's not, unless it is imported. It's because, honestly, how many dads in The US can give children what they want like Mr. Wörle and not see it all end in twisted metal, smoke and manifold flames? Most fathers are not Porsche dealers like Wörle, and they certainly do not own their own tester race track. And his children can really drive, too, which is more than can be said for most people.
Know your Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Porsche has a history of putting out elegant, powerful sports cars, and the 911 GT3 RS is no exception. According to an entry on Wikipedia, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is a high-performing sports automobile that has been in production given that 2003. The RS in German stands for RennSport, and in English, racing sport. It is lighter than previous 911 GT3 models thanks to polycarbonate and carbon fiber window and body parts, when optional Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes (PCCB) resist heat and fading much more readily than standard iron units. Updated cylinder heads with reshaped intake and exhaust ports enable the 911 GT3 RS to get up to nearly 400 hp. Various sources indicate the vehicle can go from 0 to 60 in 4.3 seconds and top out at around 190 mph.
Luckily, Schorschi and Steppi Wörle know what they're doing.