2023 Porsche 911 GT3 R

2023 Porsche 911 GT3 R

The new generation of the Porsche 911 GT3 R has arrived. It is a racing car that was presented in America, and which will compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportCar Championship and in the European FIA World Endurance Championship.

The Porsche 911 GT3 R is powered by a 4.2L naturally-aspirated flat-six engine with 565 hp (416 kW). It is a modified engine from the 911 (992 series) with 3,997 cc. The engine is tilted forward in order to provide more space for the rear diffuser, and is paired with a six-speed sequential constant-mesh gearbox. It’s mounted on a set of 18-inch wheels wrapped in 30/68-18 (front) and 31/71-18 (rear) tires.

After the huge interest in this car, Porsche is very excited that the GT3 R has finally arrived and will prove to be the most usable 911 race car to date. The GT3 R will also show its capabilities at the 24 Hours of LeMans. “Drivability is remarkably important to the wide range of drivers that we have competing here and that was a focus of the type 992 911 GT3 R. We have already had overwhelming interest in the car, and we are looking forward to seeing it turn its first wheel here soon,” said Volker Holzmeyer, CEO of Porsche Motorsport North America.

The body of the GT3 R is made of carbon, while the wheel arches are made of aramid fibers, which significantly reduces the weight of the car to 1,250 kg (depending on BoP classification). It is equipped with a modified suspension, new double wishbones, adjustable shock absorbers manufactured by KW, steel 390 mm front discs with six-piston calipers, steel 370 mm rear discs with four-piston calipers, carbon-fibre rear lid and rear wing. The front underbody is elevated, which in combination with the smooth undertray and rear diffuser increases the downforce.

Inside, the seat is additionally positioned. All necessary safety equipment according to FIA standards is installed, such as an improved cage for side impacts, safety nets, integrated CFK side impact protection and fire extinguishing system with electronic release unit. In front of the driver is a 10.3-inch screen, multifunctional carbon-fibre steering wheel, shift paddles and illuminated push buttons.

The Porsche 911 GT3 R will be officially presented at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

Source: Porsche