The current generation of Porsche 911 will die in a few days when the 2012 991 takes center stage at IAA. But 997’s spirit lives on in this, the 2012 911 GT3 R.
The most popular racing car for private teams willing to participate in endurance or GT series gets more power in its 2012 iteration, 20 ho more to be exact, delivering up to 500 hp (368 kW).
What’s more, the new model is better than ever to drive, what with the new paddle shifters and the automatic throttle blip control which matches the rev to your changes. The car also features a softer anti-roll bar at front, so it should understeer less.
The power increase of the four-litre, six-cylinder flat engine in the rear was achieved through optimisation of the intake system. The gearing of the sequential six-speed dog-type gearbox was adapted to the higher maximum output.
Available for delivery from November 2011, the new GT3 R costs 304,500 Euro excluding local tax. But if you wanna spend more and make your car more competitive, an upgrade kit is available from Porsche Motorsport for 43,100 Euro.