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Old 21st November 2009, 13:15   #1
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Default Porsche 911 GT3-R!

If you thought that the 911 GT3 and GT3 RS were loony sports-cars, this GT3-R is quite a killer! It's based on the same lines as that of the 911 GT3 Cup and produces a staggering 480 horse power from a 4 liter, 6-pack, boxer motor mated to a six-speed sequential dog-'box!

The GT3-R is slated to race in a series based on FIA GT3 Regulations from 2010. And it's sure to burn a rather huge hole in your wallet if you decide to acquire this race-derived Poker. The damages are upward 279,000 Euros!

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Stuttgart. Following the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is entering yet another racing car in the 2010 motorsport season: The 911 GT3 R will be raced in series based on the international FIA GT3 regulations, thus succeeding the 911 GT3 Cup S. The main focus in developing this new model was on even better drivability and even easier handling.
The 911 GT3 R is powered by a four-litre six-cylinder boxer engine delivering maximum output of 480 bhp (353 kW) transmitted to the rear axle by a sequential six-speed dog gearbox.
The starting point in developing the 911 GT3 R weighing just 1,200 kg or 2,646 lb was the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup presented in September for one-make cup racing. Thanks to its increase in engine size by 0.2 litres, the GT3 R offers 30 bhp more than the Cup model. Both cars are based on the extra-wide body of the 911 GT3 RS street-legal sports car.
An anti-lock brake system (ABS), traction control and an e-gas with “throttle-blip” function make it much easier to get used to this new GT3 racing car than its predecessor, meaning that the new model is also more appropriate for the ambitious amateur racing driver.
Flared wheel arches added on to the body both front and rear bear clear testimony to the wider track than on the former model. And like all second-generation versions of the 911, the new 911 GT3 R also comes with striking LED rear light clusters.
The Porsche 911 GT3 R is making its world debut on 14 January 2010 at the Birmingham Motor Show. The car is built by Porsche’s Motorsport Department at the Weissach Development Centre and will be delivered to Customer Teams the world over as of spring 2010. The base price of the Porsche 911 GT3 R is 279,000 euros plus local sales tax/VAT
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Wow this car sure does look fast even while standing still.
Awesome.
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PRESS RELEASE:

January 14 2010
World debut of 911 GT3 R leads Porsche display at Autosport International show

Today, Porsche unveils its latest 911 race car, announces an innovative racing driver development course and introduces its British motorsport programme for 2010 at the Autosport International show at the Birmingham NEC (January 14 – 17).

The 911 GT3 R
Developed for racing series based on the international FIA GT3 regulations, the stunning 911 GT3 R succeeds the 911 GT3 Cup S and is delivered to customers ready-to-race. The starting point in developing the GT3 R was the latest 3.8-litre Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, which will compete in the 2010 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup supporting selected Formula One races. However, the GT3 R - which weighs just 1,200 kg (2,646 lb) - has a larger 4.0-litre six-cylinder 'boxer' engine delivering 480 bhp and other technical developments designed to improve the performance of the car further still.

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For example, an anti-lock braking system, traction control and an electronic throttle with 'blip' function on gearbox down-changes make it much easier for drivers to get used to the GT3 R race car than the prior Cup S model, with the consequence that the new car is also more appropriate for the ambitious amateur racing driver rather than purely experienced professionals. The main focus with this new car was to deliver even better driveability and easier handling.

Additional flared wheel arches front and rear emphasise the purposeful, wide track of the GT3 R. And like all second generation versions of the 911, the new 911 GT3 R also comes with striking LED rear light clusters. For optimal aerodynamic performance, the underbody of the car is completely covered and features a rear diffuser and, compared to the prior Cup S model, the range of adjustment on the rear wing has been increased.

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The highly-developed suspension can also be adjusted extensively; at the front are height-adjustable MacPherson struts with variable SACHS two-way shock absorbers and double coil springs (main and auxiliary). At the rear, the GT3 R features a rigidly mounted sub-frame with a height-adjustable multi-arm axle together with adjustable SACHS two-way shock absorbers and double coil springs.

"Since we announced our intention to launch the 911 GT3 R, demand has been huge," said Uwe Brettel, Head of Motorsport Sales. "The number of GT3 R vehicles we had planned for 2010 is almost sold out."
As the newest Porsche race car, the 911 GT3 R has an incredible provenance. In 2009, the ultimate racing Porsche 911 – the GT3 RSR - won the GT2 Drivers' title in the FIA GT Championship, the GT2 title in the American Le Mans Series and also in the Le Mans Series of endurance races, and also triumphed in the gruelling 24 Hours of the Nurburgring race.

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Like the 911 GT3 Cup and 911 GT3 RSR, the Porsche 911 GT3 R is designed and built by the Porsche Motorsport Department at the company's Weissach Development Centre. First deliveries to customer teams around the world begin in the spring, and the base price of the Porsche 911 GT3 R is 279,000 Euros plus local sales tax/VAT.

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The Racing Driver Development Programme
The Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone, Northants, has welcomed over 12,000 customers since the bespoke track facility officially opened its doors a year ago. In addition to being the perfect venue for owners to learn about the technology beneath the skin of their new car, the Experience Centre offers a variety of courses for all driving enthusiasts. The new Racing Driver Development Programme gives individuals who are serious about their motorsport the chance to sign-up for a series of structured coaching and mentoring sessions at the Experience Centre. Exploring in detail all the facets that go into making up the complete racing driver, the course aims to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for success in motor sport.

Being successful in motorsport takes hard work, commitment, dedication and a degree of luck. However, by focusing on the right areas you can significantly increase your chances of success. The Porsche Human Performance Centre at Silverstone has rapidly established itself as the only place to visit if you are serious about your physical and psychological preparation as a racing driver.

For 2010, the team has put together a programme that will extend the concept to look at all the factors that contribute towards on-track success. An expert team has been assembled to mentor and coach participants, and to improve your knowledge and performance. Led by Richard Bott from the Porsche Experience Centre and Ian Flux, one of the UK's leading race drivers, the Racing Driver Development Programme offers a choice of specific packages aimed at developing key disciplines including technique, racecraft, fitness, psychology, data analysis, sponsorship and insight to car set-up and engineering feedback.

Each programme is tailored for individual drivers and is designed to maximize your potential. Help and advice is provided by world-class drivers including Red Bull Grand Prix winner Mark Webber and experts from organizations such as Michelin, Adidas and of course the sports scientists at the Porsche Human Performance Centre.

A key part of the schedule are intensive driver coaching sessions around the circuit incorporating the latest data logging and video capture technology which enables precise analysis of driving technique.
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Didn't find a more suitable thread, so posting here. There will be a road-legal version of the GT3 RSR racecar. Going by the specs, this will be a complete mentalist. Photos have been leaked, apparently. Here's a quote:

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"According to Teamspeed, the road-going edition of the GT3 RSR racer will be produced in a limited series of just 600 units. Power on what is likely going to be the last 997 special edition is expected to come from a 4.0 liter power plant developing 500 PS (368 kW / 493 hp) - 50 more horses than on the standard production GT3 RS which comes with a 3.8 liter unit and 45 more than on the GT3 RSR itself with a 4.0 liter engine."
Source: Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 leaked photos


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Didn't find a more suitable thread, so posting here. There will be a road-legal version of the GT3 RSR racecar. Going by the specs, this will be a complete mentalist. Photos have been leaked, apparently. Here's a quote:

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Now this is just insane! 500 horsepower from a naturally-aspirated 4 litre, flat-6-pot lump is really something. God would I love to hear that flat-six bellowing at 7000 RPM.

This is why I've been a fan of the Carrera and the GT3/RS, more than the Turbo and the GT2. The force-induced Porsches, if I may, just don't offer the aural gratification that a screamer does. Turbos can never be screamers.
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Boring, not only the looks but the specs as well. Pretty common the numbers these days but Porsche really need to bring out either artistically beautiful like an Italia / Huayra or else a technically different like a Mc MP4 or a SuperSport. Enough of the same clothing and now-a-days similar numbers and engine notes.
NOM, am sure it would be seriously amazing to drive a porsche as I have never been in any so far, but from the outside this is just same vanilla.
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Car looks good and should be really good on track. But why that ugly spoiler on the back :-/
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... but the specs as well. Pretty common the numbers these days ...
NOM, am sure it would be seriously amazing to drive a porsche as I have never been in any so far, but from the outside this is just same vanilla.
I'd be hard pressed to find those kind of numbers from a naturally aspirated flat-6 engine. 500 BHP, from a 4.0 litre. That equates to 125BHP/litre. That is quite an achievement. Also, while I'd normally agree with your view about Porsches being bland to look at, in this case, I'll make an exception. This is meant to be an out-and-out track tool, so looks wouldn't really be a priority.
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Shamik, its probably a one-off, track tool so with those big fenders and huge spoiler / roll cage etc it might appeal to a few, but overall you know what I mean. I am one of their big fans but its now getting hard to tolerate the 911 franchise, so many sequels and all with the same cast :P
Looks like they've laid-off all their designers.
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Isn't this the very last 997 porsche? This september the new 911 range(991) is coming out.
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Isn't this the very last 997 porsche? This september the new 911 range(991) is coming out.
Oh, that bit is still in doubt, innit? The Speedster was said to be the last special version, then came the Sport Classic followed by thousands of other special versions. But this one, in all probability, should be the last 997-911 Type II. Can't wait for the 998! While it'll undoubtedly be visually similar to the the 997, its going to be amazing to drive for sure
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Shamik, its probably a one-off, track tool so with those big fenders and huge spoiler / roll cage etc it might appeal to a few, but overall you know what I mean. I am one of their big fans but its now getting hard to tolerate the 911 franchise, so many sequels and all with the same cast :P
Looks like they've laid-off all their designers.
The new GT3 is limited to 600. That does not make it a one-off.

The 911 has it's own peculiar design-language that believes in evolution rather than revolution. It has its own charm.

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Isn't this the very last 997 porsche? This september the new 911 range(991) is coming out.
Well, it's not confirmed, as far as I know. Test mules have been spotted in different avatars. I don't think the new one would be called the 991. It would be the 998, if I'm not wrong.
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Guys , This car gets a lot of respect all over the USA. I race with PCA club race groups in Chicago region. I own a 2011 911 GT3, the 4.0 RS is truly amazing just like someone here said...500 HP from a NA engine is a remarkable feat. GT3 is the king when it comes to Porsche's on track , i came from a 800+ HP 911 Turbo. Nothing beats the high revving nature and tightness of the GT3.
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