Porsche has unveiled the new 911 GT3 R at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, which is based on the 992 generation of the 911 GT3. This GT3 racing series car has a larger engine, more advanced aerodynamic package and optimized weight balance. Following the introduction of a professional category for the GT3 class in 2024, the Porsche 911 GT3 R will compete in the IMSA North American series and the FIA WEC World Endurance Championship.
The 911 GT3 R’s power comes from a water-cooled inline six-cylinder engine that has now been downsized to 4.2 liters from the 4.0-liter road car. This 992 generation-based engine produces 585 hp and is mated to a six-speed sequential constant mesh gearbox. According to Porsche, this engine is more suitable for gentleman racers. Power is sent to the rear wheels and it has steering-mounted paddles for quick changes. AP Racing sport brake calipers have 390mm front rotors and 370mm rear rotors.
The modified suspension of the 911 GT3 R is largely inspired by the suspension setup of the outgoing 911 RSR. Other features include a double-wishbone setup up front and a multi-link setup in the rear. It also has KW shocks with five adjustment settings. While the wheelbase is now 48mm longer. The car also comes equipped with 18-inch one-piece alloy wheels.
The 911 GT3 R body kit is balanced in terms of aerodynamics and styling. The rear features a massive spoiler with a huge diffuser that houses the exhaust in the center. Huge air intakes can also be seen next to the front and rear wheel arches. The front of the GT3 R is covered with a large splitter with two canards on either side of the bumper. The LED headlights on this car were developed for the 963 LMDh prototypes and this light’s collimator technology works like a magnifying glass while in reverse.
The interior of the 911 GT3 R features inward racing seats for an improved roll cage design and the FIA’s newly developed side impact protection. Features include a 10.3-inch display behind the wheel with a multi-switch concept from the Le Man class winner. Debuted at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the 911 GT3 R will contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans , as the FIA WEC World Endurance Championship has made the GT3 class a professional category from 2024. It will also compete in the North American IMSA GT3 Racing Series.