Thursday, December 16, 2010

2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

Yeah look a new GT3 RSR.  That's right Porsche has recently unveiled their 2011 update for their powerhouse racer the 911 GT3 RSR.  The updated 911 GT3 RSR joins Porsche's other 911 GT3 racers the R and the Cup with updated aerodynamics front and rear along with changes to the suspension kinematics and the engine.  The updated 911 GT3 RSR also gets a few extra bits and bobbles to make it look more like this year's road legal cars as well.  All I can say is ... Do want.

However at a cool half a million and change for a complete car (you can update your older GT3 RSR's to the 2011 edition for less) I don't think I'll be getting my hands on one any time soon.  I do wonder though who in the  Super GT might be picking one up for next year.  Of course all in all this car may be illegal for GT300 specs I'm not exactly up and up on the Super GT regs.  Anyways,  back to the new car.  As a stand out winner even with the hefty price tag people will be snapping these bad boys up to go racing and with the latest updates to the car it's stands to reason that they will be winning even more races in 2011.

The new 911 GT3 RSR was unveiled at the "Night of Champions" party held at the R&D Centre in Weissach to celebrate the end of the 2010 racing season.  Guests were treated to a glimpse of the new car sporting many visiable updates from the previous generation.  The updated aerodynamics includes a new front lip  to generate higher downforce on the front axle.  At the rear of the car a lot of modifactions were carried out. "The position of the rear wing and the shape of the wing mounting also underwent optimisation and were adapted to the new rear fairing with additional air outlet louvers. The rear lid was also redesigned for optimised air ducting." To help with understear issues and add grip the front rims grew from 11" to 12" and the rear tail lights received an update to the LED tail lights seen on Porsche's road going 911.

What you can't see are the updates to the engine components and the racing suspension.  First up the 4.0L Flat 6 is now sporting 455hp (up 5hp from the previous model)  thanks to an engine management update and redesigned exhaust and air intake housing.  The suspension system was also gone over to make the new GT3 RSR more drivable.

Like I said all this awesome Porsche racing goodness could be yours for a new price of 410,000 euros or $541,364 thankfully if you already have a 2010 GT3 RSR you can get a retrofit kit that includes all the updates for a substantial reduction in price, which they didn't list.

You can read all about the new 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR on their official press release which you have to read at WORLDCARFANS since I can't find it on Porsche's PR page, there are also 12 additional pictures of the car there as well.  Sadily at the moment they haven't released any new cool videos of the car yet.

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