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Porsche 911 GT3 R
The new Porsche 911 GT3 R replaces the 911 GT3 Cup S in Porsche Motorsports’ model range and races in series based on International FIA GT3 regulations.
In developing the vehicle, the emphasis was placed on improving driveability and making handling easier. The 911 GT3 R features a four-litre six-cylinder boxer engine delivering 480 hp (353 kW). A six-speed sequential gearbox transmits the power to the rear axle.
The development of the 1,200 kg lightweight 911 GT3 R is based on the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup presented in September 2009 for one-make cup racing. Thanks to a 0.2-litre increase in engine capacity, the GT3 R delivers 30 hp more than its Cup pendant. Both race vehicles are based on the extra-wide body of the street-legal 911 GT3 RS.
Facts & Figures:
- • single-seated, near-standard race vehicle
- • 4.0-litre six-cylinder horizontally-opposed power unit developing 480 bhp (353 kW)
- • sequential six-speed manual gearbox
- • weight 1,200 kg (2,646 lb)