Tue. Nov 29th, 2022

Porsche has revealed its redesigned 911 GT3 R race car based on the latest 992 generation of the 911.

It is priced at $ 567,210 and can be delivered in time for the 2023 season. The events you will usually see it at include the IMSA North American Series, as well as the global Intercontinental GT Challenge and endurance races such as those held. at the Nürburgring.

The 911 GT3 R is designed for GT3 racing and represents the intermediate level of customers’ 911 racing cars, sandwiched between the 911 GT3 Cup and the 911 RSR. Basically, the GT3 R is the racing 911 most closely aligned with the road 911 GT3 RS, the 992 generation of which will debut August 17 and will feature some of the design traits seen on the racing car.

2023 Porsche 911 GT3 R racing car

2023 Porsche 911 GT3 R racing car

Key features include the flared wheel arches, ventilated hood, chunky side skirts, huge rear wing and equally massive rear diffuser. The car also travels on center-locking wheels wrapped in Michelin racing slicks. The body is mainly made of steel and aluminum while almost all the panels fixed to the body are made of carbon fiber. The wheel arches are instead made of aramid fibers.

According to Sebastian Golz, project manager for the GT3 R program, the main goal was not to make the car faster than its predecessor, as any advantage is canceled out via the Balance of Performance rules. Instead, the engineers focused on improving durability, essentially making the car able to drive faster for longer.

The key to this was the development of a new 4.2-liter flat-6 with a wider usable rev band than the predecessor’s 4.0-liter engine. Other measures included more stable and consistent aerodynamic performance and lower rear tire loads.

2023 Porsche 911 GT3 R racing car

2023 Porsche 911 GT3 R racing car

The new engine delivers 565hp, more than 15hp compared to the engine it replaces. In addition to the increased displacement, the engine also benefits from torque and power curves that offer improved performance at all revs. Driving is at the rear wheels via a 6-speed sequential transmission with shift levers.

The engine is still located in the rear, behind the rear axle, but has been tilted forward by 5.5 degrees relative to the engine of the departing car, creating more space for the underbody diffuser. Auxiliary engine components such as the alternator and air conditioning compressor have also been moved further forward and lower in the car to improve weight balance.

Porsche will present the new 911 GT3 R to the public for the first time at the 24 Hours of Spa 2022 this weekend at the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Belgium. The first race will be the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2023 next January.

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