Most of the cars of this calibre that you see have been built to race in specific motorsport series and events, and when that happens there are loads of regulations that need to be adhered to. It’s a big reason why some of the most well-known racecars make only slightly more power than their roadgoing counterparts. There are often class restrictions to keep the available power in check so that all cars are on a level playing field. Sometimes a project comes along that doesn’t need to conform to any rules, allowing the automaker in question to pull out all the stops and show off all the coolest technologies and innovations they have at their disposal. This is one of those cars, and it looks absolutely fantastic. This is the Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, a limited-edition track-prepped Porsche that has all the right curves in all the right places, along with a properly modified powerplant that affords the car some rather impressive performance. The GT3 R rennsport is based on the Porsche 911 992, which is a monster of a street car, so you can only imagine how good this thing is if it has the 8th-generation flagship Porsche as its base. "The new Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport offers the experience of driving a nine-eleven-based racing car in what is probably the most primal form," Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President Motorsport, emphasises. "It gives you goosebumps whenever you look at it and it combines the finest motorsport technology with a design language that is typical of Porsche. With its exceptional performance, the 911 GT3 R rennsport makes our brand’s history both tangible and audible. It is only fitting that we will be presenting it to Porsche’s large fan community at Rennsport Reunion 7 in Laguna Seca. This is an exclusive offer to our customers that really knows only one limit: the limited edition of 77 units." says Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President of Porsche Motorsport, IMSA, Road America, 2023, Porsche AG
The 77-unit Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport was designed by Grant Larson and Thorsten Klein from the Style Porsche team. "The 911 GT3 R rennsport will take its place as the logical successor to the modern Porsche 935. While the 935 was technically based on the near-standard 911 GT2 RS Clubsport, the 911 GT3 R rennsport uses the current 911 GT3 R of the 992 generation as its basis. Beneath the extensively redesigned carbon skin is a thoroughbred racing car," says Larson. "We have given the limited edition model a little more width and have visually stretched the length, while at the same time it sits very low on beautifully designed wheels. This gives it perfect proportions and makes it look even more spectacular," adds Klein. As usual here at SXdrv, we’re interested in the engine, drivetrain and power outputs. The 911 GT3 R rennsport utilises a modified version of the model you can buy off showroom floors around the world. It’s a normally aspirated 4.2-litre 6-cylinder boxer lump that’s rated at a strong 456 kW, up from the original 416 kW. The car uses a sequential 6-speed transmission and sends power to the rear wheels, as seen in the 911 GT3 R. It has been fiddled with a bit though so it’s not the same as the road car or the racecar. The gearbox uses the same 4th, 5th and 6th gear ratios as the Daytona set-up of the GT3 racing car which means that in top gear at 9,000 rpm, the car is a good 20 km/h faster than the FIA homologated gear ratios used in the GT3 R. The car weighs just 1,240 kg. Pricing is tipped to start at $1,046,000, or around R19,800,000. It’s not for us mere mortals, but we’re expecting to see Porsche SA’s Toby Venter add one to his personal collection. Here’s hoping.
Take a look at the YouTube video showcasing the amazing new 911 GT3 R rennsport, a racecar based on the 911 992 Porsche, the new car shows exactly what Porsche is capable of when they build a dedicated racecar that doesn't need to conform to the rules of any controlling bodies from the world of competitive racing, although that does beg the question as to where these ill be raced, if ever: The new Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport | Sportmade | Porsche
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