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NEW PORSCHE 911 GT3 R UNVEILED

480hp FIA GT3-spec machine aimed at 'ambitious amateurs'

Porsche has revealed its latest 911 racer, the FIA GT3-class Porsche 911 GT3 R.

The 911 GT3 R is based on the GT3 Cup one-make racer that Porsche unveiled in September, but gets a bored-out 4.0-litre engine developing 480hp - 30hp more than in the cup car and road-going GT3 RS.

The new GT3 R has been deliberately designed to be accessible and approachable for its customers - people that Porsche coyly describes as "ambitious amateur racing drivers". As a result it gets ABS, traction control and a Nissan 370Z-style 'throttle-blip' function to help smooth progress on the down through the sequential six-speed dog 'box.

...good thing it's got a nice big rear wing then
...good thing it's got a nice big rear wing then
The new extra-wide body should also help the stability of the new car, making it more driveable than the old 911 GT3 Cup S. ...
279,000 euros (£250k) plus taxes.



 

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Sweet. I would love to watch one of those go around Miller Motorsports Park!!
 

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The existence of this car should lay to rest the nonsensical claim that a GT3 RS is a "race car that you can drive on the street".

Why would anyone buy this car if that were true? Why not have the best of both worlds? Shouldn't a GT3 RS be MORE expensive, since it can do both road AND track? LOL.

I am tired of the cut and paste references to this car being "basically the same as a GT3 RS". It is why people are indignant when a Cayman doesn't take to race car duty as they would like it to.

I expect a "Cayman GT R" would be 200k Euros. Think about that, guys, before you expect our street cars to behave like race cars. Rant over.;)
 

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New porsche 911 GT3 R



This is the Porsche 911 GT3 R, a hardcore racer powered by a 4.0-litre flat six and designed to compete in international FIA GT3 race series come 2010.

Yes. First there was the GT3, then the more powerful and wider-bodied GT3 RS, and then a Cup race version of that car. And now we have the R, also based on the GT3 RS but with massively flared bodywork - and more power.

While the GT3, RS and Cup make do with a production-spec 3.8-litre flat six, the R has a 4.0-litre boxer engine, meaning the output goes up from the RS and Cup’s 444bhp to 473bhp. That power is sent to the rear wheels by a six-speed sequential gearbox, and with no interior trim to speak of the kerbweight is kept down to just 1200kg [1200 X 2.2=2640 lbs].

There’s also ABS, traction control, and a system to blip the throttle to make R easier to drive than its Cup S predecessor. And for the vain race teams that must have the latest car, the R also has the LED rear lights fitted to all facelifted 997-generation 911s, just so everyone knows who has got the newest, nicest car in the pitlane.

The GT3 R will be built by Porsche’s motorsport department in Weissach, deliveries start in spring 2010, and the base price - without local taxes and VAT - is €279,000, or £249k.

Porsche 911 GT3 R (2010) first pictures | Automotive & Motoring News | Car Magazine Online
 

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