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The 911 GT3 R Rennsport
The 911 GT3 R Rennsport
The 911 GT3 R Rennsport

The 911 GT3 R Rennsport

07/10/2023

Porsche presented a spectacular circuit car for sports car enthusiasts and collectors at Rennsport Reunion 7 held at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

The 911 GT3 R Rennsport with a power output of up to 456 kW (620 PS) is based on the new 911 GT3 R of the current 992 generation. The limited-edition track tool is the result of a design-oriented approach and benefits technically from the freedoms that go beyond motorsport regulations.

One of the special features of this unique collector’s item, which is limited to 77 units, is the distinctively designed body. The Porsche 911 GT3 R Rennsport combines the powerful appearance of a high-performance competition car with modern design elements. At the same time, it hails back to the sports car manufacturer's motorsport history without drifting into a retro look. Elementary performance factors of the original GT3 model, such as air resistance and aerodynamic downforce remain largely untouched. As a thoroughbred racing car, the form of the 911 GT3 R Rennsport continues to follow function – but it does that in an extremely emotional and attractive way.

 

Generally speaking, only the bonnet and the roof were taken over from the standard GT3 R. All other body elements have been changed. Larson and his team have adopted most of the aerodynamically optimised geometry of the vehicle's nose, including its cooling air intakes and ducts. The designers have also set visual accents in the area around the side fins and flics. They are now framed by a side cowl and protected against damage caused by external impact. The radically modified shape of the air intake and outlet panels of the front wheel arches underscores the more self-confident appearance. Conventional exterior mirrors have been eliminated and replaced by a digital equivalent. A system consisting of three cameras integrated into the outer skin of the vehicle and monitors in the cockpit now perform this task.

Modifications to the racing car’s rear end have a particularly distinctive character. The huge rear wing is the dominant component facing the airflow. Its design is reminiscent of that of the legendary Brumos Porsche 935/77, with which the American Peter Gregg, together with the Dutchman Toine Hezemans and the German Rolf Stommelen, took the seventh overall victory for a Porsche at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1978.

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