997 GT3 R

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, keeps the focus on customer racing. The Porsche 911 GT3 R, delivered to customers ready-to-race, is raced in series based on international FIA GT3 regulations.

Amongst racing customers all over the world, the vehicle is extremely popular for its forgiving handling and basic speed. And it is exactly in this direction that the improvements for the 2013 model year have been targeted. The engine output deliver 500 hp (368 kW).

Paddle-shifts on the steering wheel ensure gear changes are even quicker and simpler, making it easier for pilots to concentrate on braking. Moreover, the transmission electronics, featuring an automatic throttle blip control, make it almost impossible to miss a gear and over-rev the engine. A softer anti-roll bar on the front axle reduces understeer. A softer anti-roll bar on the front axle reduces understeer.

The most important facts and figures:

single-seated, near-standard race vehicle
4.0-litre six-cylinder horizontally-opposed power unit developing 500 bhp (368 kW)
sequential six-speed manual gearbox
weight 1,200 kg (2,646 lb)
The 1,200 kg lightweight 911 GT3 R is based on the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 997) for one-make cup racing. Thanks to a 0.2-litre increase in engine capacity and through optimisation of the intake system, the GT3 R delivers now 40 hp more than its Cup pendant. Both race vehicles are based on the extra-wide body of the street-legal 911 GT3 RS (Type 997).

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The gearing of the sequential six-speed dog-type gearbox was adapted to the higher maximum output. In order to bring the power to the tarmac safely and to assist race drivers, the 911 GT3 R has featured a sophisticated ex-works traction control since the 2010 model year. An efficient race-ABS assists braking.

The underbody of the vehicle is completely covered and features a rear diffuser. Compared to the forerunner model, the adjustment range of the rear wing has been increased.

The Porsche 911 GT3 R will be delivered to teams around the world. The Porsche 911 GT3 R from the 2010-2012 model years can be upgraded to the 2013 -spec. An upgrade kit is available from Porsche Motorsport.

The 911 GT3 R represents the mid-range of Porsche’s customer racing vehicles. The 911 GT3 Cup, as the top-selling race car in the world, serves as the basis. Ranking above the 911 GT3 R is the 911 GT3 RSR, built for GT2 racing, which competes in series like the American Le Mans Series, the Le Mans Series and at the Le Mans 24 hour race.

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