Ever since its inception in 2005, the GT3 series has gained a lot of attention from both the manufacturers and spectators. More than 20 well known manufacturers from across the globe present their own version of the GT3 cars. And Porsche is among one such known brand. And now the German autogiant has revealed the racing version of their popular 911 GT3 RS – the 911 GT3 R.
The 911 GT3 R is made of a lightweight body that features an aluminum-steel composite. On the other hand, the roof, front cover and fairing, wheel arches, doors, side and tail sections, the rear cover are all made of extremely lightweight yet strong carbon-fibre composite material (CFRP). While the windows and the windscreen (which for the very first time) - consist of polycarbonate.
The 911 GT3 has a centrally mounted radiator that is being borrowed from the 911 RSR. The position of radiator ensures better center of gravity, better safety from any collision damage and enhanced venting of hot airs. To better the center of gravity, Porsche has also increased the wheelbase and to enhance the aerodynamics – a rear wing and the wheel arch air vents on the front fairing are provided.
On the power front, the 911 GT3 R gets an engine similar to that of the road-legal 911 GT3 RS. The car comes powered by a 4.0-litre inline six cylinder engine, that features a direct petrol injection. The engine is capable enough to produce power in excess of 500 PS, which is transmitted to the rear wheels via a sequential six-speed constant-mesh gearbox.
500 PS of power gives a great speed to the car like the Porsche 911 GT3 R and that needs ample stopping power too. An upgraded brake system does the braking duty, that features a six-piston aluminum racing brake calipers. A 380mm ventilated and grooved steel brake disc on the front and the 372-mm discs for the rear axle stops the car.
As for the price, the Porsche 911 GT3 R can be bought for $ 487,644.