It takes place at the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey County, California, between September 28 and October 1, and it's a festival of people's love of cars, music, culture, and shared community values. Of course, Porsche is marking the occasion in more ways than one - Rennsport Reunion 7 takes place the same year as the company's 75th anniversary, "setting the stage for a celebration of unprecedented fanfare for Porsche enthusiasts everywhere."
And that includes new models, of course. With an "exclusive design and best performance," Porsche just unleashed the new Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport – "a spectacular circuit car for sports car enthusiasts and collectors." Obviously, it's based on the new 911 GT3 R of the current 992 iteration, and this limited-edition track toy bridges the gap between past and present in terms of design while also outputting no less than 456 kW (620 ps/611 hp).
Imagined as a spiritual successor to the Porsche 935, the 911 GT3 R rennsport also harks back to the Porsche 962 Le Mans racing car, and just like all other 911 GT3 Rs already available, it's a racing car with just one seat – the drivers. 18-inch BBS wheels painted by Porsche Motorsport in Dark Silver Metallic, the enormous rear wing, and the "particularly rigid roll cage" contribute to the raw and visceral track-only looks.
Additionally, the company is breaking new motorsport customization ground – the bodyshell painted in Agate Grey Metallic and bodywork in pure carbon are offered ex-works, and for the first time, it will be available in seven ex-works colors such as Star Ruby and Signal Orange. There are also three exclusive paintwork themes – the Rennsport Reunion Design with Laguna Seca Corkscrew inspiration, the traditional Flacht Design in red and white shades, and the Speed Icon Design.
Free of any motorsport homologation rules or other restrictions, this collector's item was developed as "probably the hottest track tool Porsche has ever made available." Its 4.2-liter six-cylinder boxer engine revs to 9,400 rpm and is much more potent than the 416 kW (565 ps/558 hp) GT3 R, but the engineers still integrated E25 bio-ethanol and eFuel capabilities. At the same time, the 911 GT3 R rennsport can also have a higher top speed (+20 kph/12.4 mph) than the FIA-homologated GT3 R.