Since its release in 2019, the Porsche 911 GT3 R (991.2) won several class victories, long-distance races and championships including ADAC GT Masters, the Intercontinental GT Challenge, IMSA GTD, the 24h-race at Nurburgring, 24h-race Spa-Francorchamps, 24h-race Daytona and the Bathurst 12h race.
The Porsche 911 GT3 R (991.2) has become popular for its outstanding performance.
At the newest model – the Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) – the six-cylinder engine without turbocharging sits in the rear position and has been tilted forward by 5.5 degrees which creates more leeway for the underbody diffuser. The engine has a displacement of 4,2 liters.
Depending on the BoP classification, the classic boxer seated in the rear delivers a maximum of 565 hp (416 kW). The engine is based on the current boxer engine used in the Porsche 911 (992).
When sitting behind the steering wheel one may realize that the driver’s seat in the Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) moved further into the center of the car. Furthermore, the side protection and welded-in roll cage were updated to ensure even higher driving safety. The longitudinal adjustment of the pedal and the steering wheel were maintained to be as adaptable as possible for the driver.
The Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) has a six-speed sequential constant-mesh gearbox which is similar to the current Cup Porsche. The steering wheel is an advancement of the volant in the previous model. In the new Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) a 10,3 inches-long color display is included.
The lightweight body featuring an intelligent aluminium-steel composite design lead to a total weight of 1,250 kilograms.
The 911 GT3 (992) was announced as a professional category in the North American IMSA series and the FIA WEC World Endurance Championship. The Porsche 911 GT3 R will also participate in the 24-hour race of Le Mans.
For the first time, the car’s underbody is fully paneled. This aerodynamic “race underfloor” concept ensures an optimized flow of the diffuser at the rear and less air resistance.
Rear wings with “swan neck” mounts also ensure less air resistance. On the front axle, modern double wishbones with adjustable ride height are built in.
Porsche itself wrote: “The KW shock absorbers were further improved and offer five adjustment settings.” They already gained racing experience in the Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) at the legendary Nordschleife of the Nurburgring.
The built-in KW shock absorbers with shims enable precise adjustments without the need for time-consuming realignments of the suspension afterward.
In January 2023 the new Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) will participate at the 24h-race in Daytona, USA (26.-29. January 2023).
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