- The 911 GT3 R Rennsport debuted on the 2023 Rennsport Reunion in Monterey, California. Will probably be a restricted version of 77 automobiles.
- The naturally aspirated six-cylinder revs to 9400 rpm and makes 611 hp.
- Solely the hood and roof are shared with the usual GT3 R.
Redefining the thought of a observe toy, Porsche has launched a model of its 911 GT3 R that has a lot energy and downforce, it’s unlawful. Properly, it’s unlawful by FIA competitors guidelines. The competitors 911 GT3 that the Rennsport relies on was designed particularly to be raced in FIA or IMSA occasions like Le Mans or the Daytona 24, the place strict guidelines govern the “Stability of Energy” as to how gentle a automobile may be, what gearing it could possibly use, and the way a lot horsepower and aero is permitted. The 911 GT3 Rennsport asks, “What if these guidelines didn’t apply?”
Designed by Grant Larson and Thorsten Klein from the Fashion Porsche group—which heads up a lot of Porsche’s one-off and special-edition tasks, the 911 GT3 Rennsport is low and lengthy. The hood and roof are shared with the usual GT3 R, however all different physique panels are totally different from the homologated race automobile’s. All of the air intakes and floor results are additionally particular to the GT3 R Rennsport. Even the mirrors are gone, changed with a three-camera system that exhibits the motive force visitors through a monitor within the cockpit.
By visitors, after all, we imply solely different racers. The GT3 R Rennsport is about as not–road authorized as you may get, and also you’re unlikely to go unnoticed should you attempt to take it by a fast-food window. If you happen to did, although, there’s loads of room to relaxation your lunch on the huge rear wing, which relies on the Brumos Porsche 935/77, which gained the 1978 24 Hours of Daytona. The wing works as greater than a picnic bench. Downforce is so excessive that Porsche had so as to add further helps to carry it up. You’ll be consuming alone, although: just like the GT3 R, the Rennsport mannequin is a single seater, with a lot of the inside taken up by a roll cage.
Beneath, the GT3 R Rennsport is nearly the identical because the GT3 R. The automobile rides on a bespoke Michelin tire. The entrance suspension has unequal-length management arms and the rear is a multilink setup. The KW Shocks are five-way adjustable and Porsche Motorsport delivers the automobile with the chassis already tuned for basic efficiency. Further fine-tuning may be accomplished utilizing accessible shims.
The AP brakes are aluminum monoblocks, with titanium backing plates behind the pads which cut back unsprung weight by somewhat greater than two kilos. The gas tank is lighter too, by about the identical quantity. There’s no air con. The driving force is cooled by a ventilated seat. The deliberate curb weight is 2734 kilos.
You will get your GT3 Rennsport in seven totally different colours. The usual is Agate Gray and uncooked carbon, however should you’d choose Ruby Star—as it’s best to—it’s doable. Three liveries primarily based on Porsche historical past may also be accessible, one designed across the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca, one in basic Porsche Motorsport purple and white, and one in varied shades of blue. All GT3 Rennsports sit on 18-inch BBS wheels which do meet the tech necessities of a center-locking competitors wheel, even when the automobile they’re bolted to is a right-ole cheater.
One of many main limitations in FIA competitors is energy, and the GT3 R Rennsport doesn’t play by these guidelines. The Rennsport makes use of the 4.2-liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine from the usual GT3 R, however slightly than a restricted 557 hp, the particular version makes 611 hp and the direct injection is particularly tuned to run on E25 bioethonol and eFuel, though it could possibly additionally run on standard gasoline. All that energy goes to the rear wheels through a sequential six-speed gearbox. Paddles on the wheel management the shifts, and the transmission ratio has a unique sixth gear, making the GT3 R Rennsport 12 mph quicker than the GT3 R on the highest finish. If you wish to hear it, an unmuffled model is out there, however for individuals who would possibly ever need to hear one thing else—or run at a observe with decibel limits—two muffled and catalytic convertor variations are additionally on the order sheet.
Get your orders in now, as Porsche is simply making 77 examples of the $1,046,000 GT3 R Rennsport.
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