The new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR will head into the 2012 season with extensive modifications; the width of the new GT3 RSR has grown by 48 mm. Based on the 997 type of 911 GT3 RS street sports car, the 911 GT3 RSR is built to conform to the A.C.O. “LM” GTE regulations.
The Porsche 911 GT3 RSR is powered by a six-cylinder boxer engine with a 4-liter capacity. With a mandatory air-restrictor, the engine generates 460 horsepower (338 kW) and drives the 310 mm wide rear wheels. The diameter of the front wheels is now measure 680 mm. The Porsche sequential 6-speed gearbox is operated via paddle shifts on the steering wheel. The nose and rear panels are adapted to the flared front and rear wheel arches, as are the door sill and the wheel arch coverings. The aerodynamic concept is complemented by a new ducting of the intake air.
The new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR can be raced at the Le Mans 24 Hours, the FIA World Endurance Championship, the Le Mans Series, the American Le Mans Series as well as the International GT Open and in other series and races.
The new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR will enter the market around the world from January 2012 with the price of 498,000 Euro plus value added tax.