Porsche 911 GT3 R Race Car Revealed – Michmutters

Porsche 911 GT3 R Race Car Revealed

Porsche has revealed the new 911 GT3 R at the 24 hours of Spa-Francorchamps which is based on the 992-generation of the 911 GT3. This GT3 racing series car has a larger engine, a more advanced aerodynamics package as well an optimized weight balance. After the introduction of a professional category for the GT3 class in 2024, the Porsche 911 GT3 R will be competing in the North American IMSA series as well as FIA WEC World Endurance Championship.

The power of the 911 GT3 R comes from a water-cooled, flat-six engine which has now been bored out to 4.2-litres from the road car’s 4.0-litre. This 992-gen-based engine produces 585 hp and is mated to a six-speed sequential constant-mesh gearbox. According to Porsche, this engine is better suited for gentleman racers. Power is sent to the rear wheels and it has steering-mounted paddles for quick shifts. The sports brake calipers by AP Racing have 390 mm front discs and 370 mm rear discs.

The altered suspension of the 911 GT3 R features heavy inspiration from the suspension set-up of the outgoing 911 RSR. Other features include a double-wishbone set-up in the front and a multi-link set-up at the rear. It also has KW shock absorbers with five adjustment settings. While the wheelbase is now 48mm longer. The car also comes equipped with 18-inch single-piece alloy wheels.

The body kit of the 911 GT3 R is balanced in terms of aerodynamics and style. The rear features a massive wing with a huge diffuser housing the exhaust in the center. Huge air intakes can also be seen next to the front and rear wheel arches. The front of the GT3 R is covered with a big splitter with two canards on each side of the bumper. The LED headlights of this car were developed for the 963 LMDh prototypes and the collimator technology of this light works as magnifying glass while in reverse.

The interior of the 911 GT3 R features inward racing seats for an improved roll cage design and FIA’s newly developed side impact protection. Features include a 10.3-inch display behind the steering wheel with a multi-switch concept of the Le Man’s class winner. Debuted at the 24 hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the 911 GT3 R will participate in the 24 hours of Le Mans, as the FIA ​​WEC World Endurance Championship has made the GT3 class a professional category from 2024. It will also compete in the North American IMSA’s GT3 racing series.

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