August 16, 2022

Porsche has revealed the £430,000 2023 911 GT3 R, based mostly on the 992, with a 4.2-litre flat-six producing 565hp.

Based mostly on the 992-generation 911, the headline information is that the brand new Porsche 911 GT3 R will get the identical 4.2-litre dry-sumped flat-six engine from the GTE-spec RSR. Meaning a most output of 565hp, with a redline of 9,250rpm. All of that in a race automotive that weighs in at 1250kg.

That energy is distributed to the rear wheels by way of a six-speed sequential gearbox that was initially discovered within the GT3 cup automotive.

In response to Sebastian Golz, the 911 GT3 R’s Mission Supervisor, the objective was to create a race automotive that was simpler to drive, and extra sturdy. “For us, it was primarily about our prospects having the ability to drive the racing automotive quick for longer. This requires sturdiness and that’s why we centered predominantly on improved driveability.”

With that in thoughts, the engine’s efficiency has been optimised throughout the rev vary, reasonably than elevated general. And the variety of hours between engine work has been elevated from 60 hours to 70 hours.

On the chassis facet of issues, the brand new automotive will get double wishbone suspension on the entrance, taken over from the 992 automotive, plus refined, five-way adjustable coilovers from KW. It additionally advantages from a 48mm wider wheel base over the earlier race automotive. Porsche has additionally moved a few of the weight of the automotive ahead, and borrowed elements from the RSR all within the pursuit of creating the GT3 R simpler to drive quick.

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If you wish to get geeky, Porsche has gone so far as to tilt the engine 5.5 levels to permit for extra diffuser room. Its unbelievable vast physique has been constructed to cut back the impact of soiled air from automobiles in entrance of you on monitor, with improved aerodynamic stability.

Interior shot of Porsche 911 GT3 R

The worth for all of it is a whopping £430,000, or €511,000. However given its specification, homeowners will likely be eligible to compete in a handful of race collection from the Nurburgring Endurance Sequence to the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship with LMDh automobiles, and even Le Mans in 2024.

In true Porsche vogue, there will likely be an abundance of choices patrons can specify on their 911 GT3 R, though we’re undecided you’ll get the flowery cupholder…