Porsche 911 GT3 R Unleashed: For the Racer in You, Literally
As you already know, it is based on the 3.8 liter 911 GT3 Cup, but its six cylinder boxer engine has a 0.2 liter larger displacement which brings a 30 HP premium, making a total of 480HP. These have to carry around 1,200 kg and are assisted by a six-speed sequential gearbox. All these are not given directly to the driver. An electronic nanny (ABS, Traction Control and throttle-blip function) tames them a bit first.
Inheriting the 911 GT3 Cup, the car’s outer shell is based on the wide body of the street-legal 911 GT3 RS. Do you hear that, GT3 RS owners? Porsche has his own version of the “Mohamed can’t come to the mountain” saying: you can tell everyone that the beast in you garage is not based on a racecar, the racecar is based on it!
The racecar features a flat underbody and a rear diffuser. Its large rear wing has a more aggressive angle compared to the one on its predecessor. So it doesn’t have air conditioning but it sure does condition the air.
And now comes the interesting part of the news: according to Uwe Brettel, Head of Porsche Motorsport Sales, there has been a great demand for the car, with the 2010 planned production almost sold out. So there were enough people who looked in the interior rear view mirror of their street car one morning and thought “Hey, I’d look great as a racing driver. Why don't I spend 279,000 euros and tax for a racing Porsche? “
What can we say? Congratulations, gentlemen!
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