The new Porsche 911 GT3 R is making its world debut on 14 January 2010 at the Autosport International Show at the NEC in Birmingham. The car is built by the Porsche Motorsport Department at the Weissach Development Centre and will be delivered to customer teams around the world as of spring 2010.
The Porsche 911 GT3 R is powered by a six cylinder boxer engine which delivers 480bhp it has been created for racing in series based on the international FIA GT3 regulations, it succeeds the 911 GT3 Cup S and this new Porsche has easier handling and better drivability. The Porsche 911 GT3 R offers 30bhp more than the GT3 Cup model. Both these cars are based on the Porsche 911 GT3 RS road car which is for sale in February next year.
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 this new Porsche GT3 race car than its predecessor, with the consequence that the new model is also more appropriate for the ambitious amateur racing driver rather than purely experienced professionals. As with all versions of the Porsche 911 the new Porsche GT3 R comes with LED rear light clusters it also has additional flared wheel arches at the front and rear.
The price of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is 279,000 Euros plus local sales tax/VAT.