While many professional racing drivers applauded the 911 GT3 Cup S, it wasn’t the simplest Porsche to handle around the track. As such, the Stuttgart manufacturer has now unveiled the 911 GT3 R model.
As the name suggests, it is fully compliant with FIA’s GT3 regulations and is powered by the 4-liter six-cylinder boxer engine, developing 480 HP and connected to a six-speed sequential gearbox, which sends power to the back wheels.
Among the modifications brought forward by the GT3 R include a better handling, as opposed to the Cup S, as well as a decrease in weight, now just 1,200 kg (2,646 lbs), and the increased power output. In order to wield the GT3 R better, drivers can also use an improved ABS system, a revised traction control and a new e-gas function with throttle-blipping.
On the outside, Porsche engineers fitted wider wheel arches, a new front end and LED taillight. Also, you can’t help but notice the huge wing on the back.
Sales of the Porsche 911 GT3 R are slated to being in spring 2010, with a base price of €279,000, which doesn’t include taxes or VAT.