Last week, Porsche unveiled its latest track version of the 911, the Porsche 911 GT3 R, and the car will be available to racing teams in the 2023 season.
The car is based on the 992 generation 911 and is powered by a watercooled flatsix engine with 565 hp.
With the latest generation of the 911 GT3 R, Porsche is introducing a new customer race car. The new GT3 World Series contender is based on the current generation 992 and will be ready to race at the start of the 2023 season. Development began in 2019. Priority was given to further improving handling for professionals and socalled gentleman drivers, as well as using more performance headroom for the various Balance of Performance (BoP) classifications. Another focus was on optimizing the handling of the racing car for teams and reducing operating costs.
“We hit the bull’seye with a hugely successful predecessor. Accordingly, the bar is set high for its successor,” emphasizes Sebastian Goltz, Project Manager for the 911 GT3 R at Porsche Motorsport. “Our goal was not so much to make the new 911 GT3 R even faster – classifying within the performance windows set by BoP quickly cancels out this advantage. For us, it was above all that our customers could drive the race car faster and longer. This requires durability, which is why we focused on improving handling. This is reflected in the wider rev range of the new 4.2litre engine, more stable and consistent aerodynamics and less stress on the rear tires to extend their potential.”
For more information about the new Porsche 911 GT3 R, visit the Porsche website at the link below.
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