2023 Porsche 911 GT3 R race car revealed, packs new 4.2-liter flat-6

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Porsche has revealed its redesigned 911 GT3 R race automobile based mostly on the most recent 992 era of the 911.

It is priced from $567,210 and could be delivered in time for the 2023 season. Occasions you may sometimes see it in embody North America’s IMSA collection, in addition to the worldwide Intercontinental GT Problem, and endurance races like these held on the N├╝rburgring.

The 911 GT3 R is designed for GT3 competitors and represents the center tier of 911 buyer race automobiles, sandwiched between the 911 GT3 Cup and 911 RSR. Crucially, the GT3 R is the 911 racer most intently aligned with the 911 GT3 RS street automobile, whose 992 era is about for a debut on August 17 and can characteristic a few of the design traits seen on the race automobile.

2023 Porsche 911 GT3 R race car

2023 Porsche 911 GT3 R race automobile

Key traits embody the flared wheel arches, vented hood, chunky facet skirts, huge rear wing, and equally huge rear diffuser. The automobile additionally rides on center-lock wheels wrapped in Michelin racing slicks. The physique is generally metal and aluminum whereas virtually the entire panels connected to the physique are made from carbon fiber. The wheel arches are made from aramid fibers, nevertheless.

In line with Sebastian Golz, mission supervisor for the GT3 R program, the principle intention wasn’t to make the automobile quicker than its predecessor, as any benefit is erased by way of Stability of Efficiency guidelines. As an alternative, the engineers centered on enhancing sturdiness, primarily making the automobile able to driving quick for longer.

Key to this was creating a brand new 4.2-liter flat-6 with a broader usable rev band than the predecessor’s 4.0-liter engine. Different measures included extra secure and constant aerodynamic efficiency, and decrease masses on the rear tires.

2023 Porsche 911 GT3 R race car

2023 Porsche 911 GT3 R race automobile

The brand new engine delivers 565 hp, up 15 hp on the engine it replaces. Along with the larger displacement, the engine additionally advantages from torque and energy curves that ship improved efficiency throughout the rev vary. Drive is to the rear wheels by way of a 6-speed sequential transmission with paddle shifters.

The engine nonetheless sits on the rear, behind the rear axle, but it surely has been tilted ahead by 5.5 levels in comparison with the engine within the outgoing automobile, creating more room for the underbody diffuser. The engine’s auxiliary elements such because the alternator and air-con compressor have additionally been moved additional ahead and decrease within the automobile to enhance weight stability.

Porsche will current the brand new 911 GT3 R to the general public for the primary time on the 2022 24 Hours of Spa on this weekend on the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Belgium. The primary race would be the 2023 24 Hours of Daytona subsequent January.

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