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Porsche's Patrick Long Explaining 911 GT3 R Racecar Will Bring You Up to Speed

With the Twelve Hours of Sebring approaching fast, let's take some time to see what recommends the 911 GT3 R. And we have the perfect man to walk us through the changes that have been made for the 991 generation of the machine, as Porsche works driver Patrick Long will be our host.
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We're basically talking about the motorsports incarnation of the 911 GT3 RS here, with Zuffenhausen having introduced the racecar last fall.

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.

Now, let's return to the Sebring action, shall we?

While Sebring's gates opened on March 16, the endurance challenge itself is set to take place on Sunday, March 19. So if you haven't booked some of your spare time to watch the race, you can still do it.

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