Porsche hasn't wasted any time when it came to testing their new track material, with the carmaker not even waiting for the official opening of the 2016 Nurburgring and quietly unleashing the 4.0-liter beast on the 'Ring, as we recently showed you. We'll remind you the German track now has a layout sporting a few differences aimed at improving safety, one that hasn't been officially introduced yet.
As we mentioned in the intro, Patrick Long takes us through the major updates brought by the 991 generation - the last GT3 R used the 997 platform.
Porsche followers may have noticed the automaker is aiming to build a cult around Patrick. After having attempted a similar stunt with Mark Webber last year, the focus is now on Long.
For instance, Patrick is also the host of a performance driving tuition series Porsche has launched on YouTube. The shenanigan sees the 911 R, the latest iteration of the Neunelfer, being put to good use as the racing driver initiates a pair of amateurs in the art of manhandling a car. It's all happening with small steps, as Porsche releases a new episode each Friday.