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2010 Porsche 911 GT3 R

Following the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is entering yet another racing car in the 2010 motorsport season: The 911 GT3 R will be raced in series based on the international FIA GT3 regulations, thus succeeding the 911 GT3 Cup S. The main focus in developing this new model was on even better drivability and even easier handling.

The 911 GT3 R is powered by a four-litre six-cylinder boxer engine delivering maximum output of 480 bhp (353 kW) transmitted to the rear axle by a sequential six-speed dog gearbox.

The starting point in developing the 911 GT3 R weighing just 1,200 kg or 2,646 lb was the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup presented in September for one-make cup racing. Thanks to its increase in engine size by 0.2 litres, the GT3 R offers 30 bhp more than the Cup model. Both cars are based on the extra-wide body of the 911 GT3 RS street-legal sports car.

An anti-lock brake system (ABS), traction control and an e-gas with “throttle-blip” function make it much easier to get used to this new GT3 racing car than its predecessor, meaning that the new model is also more appropriate for the ambitious amateur racing driver.

Flared wheel arches added on to the body both front and rear bear clear testimony to the wider track than on the former model. And like all second-generation versions of the 911, the new 911 GT3 R also comes with striking LED rear light clusters.

The Porsche 911 GT3 R is making its world debut on 14 January 2010 at the Birmingham Motor Show. The car is built by Porsche’s Motorsport Department at the Weissach Development Centre and will be delivered to Customer Teams the world over as of spring 2010. The base price of the Porsche 911 GT3 R is 279,000 euros plus local sales tax/VAT.

Story by Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

In Detail

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type Racing Car
released at 2010 Autosport International
built at Weissach, Germany
price €/td> €279,000
predeccesor 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup S
engine Flat-6
position Rear, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminum
valvetrain 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Electronic Injection
displacement 4000 cc / 244.09 in³
power 357.9 kw / 480 bhp
specific output 120.0 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 400.0 bhp per tonne
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/ABS
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/ABS
f suspension Adjustable McPherson Struts w/SACHS 2-Way Shock Absorbers, Double Coil Springs
r suspension Adj Multi-Arm Axle w/SACHS 2-Way Shock Absorbers, Double Coil Springs
curb weight 1200 kg / 2646 lbs
transmission 6-Speed Sequential