Porsche unveils 911 GT3 R track car | Rpmgo.com

Porsche has just presented its newest 911-based track car: the 911 GT3 R, at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham. It is based on the road going 911 GT3 RS and will replace the older 911 GT3 Cup S.

The company plans to market the race car as being accessible to all pilots, and has included elements like ABS, traction control and even an electronic throttle with a “blip” function for the down-changes on the gearbox.

The GT3 R will be powered by a modified 4.0-liter six-cylinder boxer engine, which develops 480 HP and is coupled to a six-speed sequential gearbox. The race car weighs in at just 2,646 lbs (1,200 kg), and will also sport LED rear lights, bigger wheel arches at the front and rear, a covered underbody, a rear diffuser and an adjustable rear wing.

The Porsche 911 GT3 R will be sold for €279,000 (around $402,000), and will be delivered to track teams or private pilots in spring.

Source: WorldCarFans

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