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IMSA Porsche 911 GT3 R Is Serious Eye Candy

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French GT racing team IMSA Performance, not to be confused with the American motorsport organization with the same acronym, has unveiled their new Porsche 911 GT3 R for the 2016, and it’s a complete looker. Thanks to the new livery, this 911 is going to be one of the hottest cars on the grid this season.

That is Blancpain Endurance GT series grid mainly, but also 24 Hours of Le Mans and other international endurance championships. The one-of-a-kind livery of the IMSA Porsche 911 GT3 R which makes such as amazing thing to look at is inspired by the colors of the team’s main sponsor, which is Kodak Images. Although, it has to be said, the unique deign of the GT3 R with its wide fenders and massive aero kit also plays a major part.

The 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 R, designed for customer sport race car for GT3 series around the world, comes with a 500 horsepower engine and one of the coolest and most aerodynamically efficient aero kits ever fitted to any 911 ever. Below you’ll find the car’s technical details:

  • Single-seat customer race car based on the Porsche 911 GT3 RS
  • Engine
    • Water-cooled six-cylinder boxer engine (rear mounted)
    • 4,000 cm3; stroke 81.5 mm; bore 102 mm
    • Output: over 368 kW (500 hp) subject to FIA BoP (air restrictor)
    • Four-valve technology
    • Direct fuel injection
    • Dry sump lubrication
  • Transmission
    • Porsche sequential six-speed constant-mesh gearbox
    • Mechanical slip differential
    • Pneumatic gear-shift activation (paddle shift)
  • Bodyshell
    • Lightweight body featuring intelligent aluminium-steel composite design
    • Integrated (welded) roll-cage according to FIA Appendix J
    • Removable escape hatch in roof
    • Lightweight exterior design:
    • CFRP doors, rear cover, rear wing, wheel arches, front and rear fairing
    • Polycarbonate glazing
    • Removable polycarbonate door windows
    • FT3 safety fuel cell, approx. 120 litres, with fuel cut off safety valve in accordance with FIA regulations
    • Air jack system (four jacks)
  • Suspension
    • Front axle McPherson strut, adjustable in height, camber and toe
    • Wheel hubs with centre-lock wheel nuts
    • Adjustable anti-roll bar blades (left and right)
    • Power-assisted steering with electro-hydraulic pressure feed
  • Rear axle
    • Multilink independent rear suspension, adjustable in height, camber, toe
    • Wheel hubs with centre-lock wheel nuts
    • Adjustable anti-roll bar blades (left and right)
  • Brake system
    • Two separate brake circuits for front and rear axles; adjustable by driver via brake balance bar system
    • Front axle
      • Six-piston aluminium monobloc racing brake calliper
      • Ventilated and grooved steel brake disc, D = 380 mm, aluminium disc bell
    • Rear axle
      • Four-piston aluminium monobloc racing brake calliper
      • Ventilated and grooved steel brake disc, D = 372 mm, aluminium disc bell
  • Wheels/tyres
    • One-piece BBS alloy wheels according to Porsche specification and design, 12.0J x 18 offset 17, tyre dimension: 300/650-18 front; 13J x 18 offset 37.5, tyre dimension: 310/710-18 rear
  • Electrics
    • COSWORTH power module IPS32
    • Race ABS
    • Traction control
  • Weight/dimensions
    • Total weight: ca. 1,220 kg (subject to BoP)
    • Overall length: 4,604 mm
    • Overall width front axle: 1,975 mm
    • Overall width rear axle: 2,002 mm
    • Wheelbase: 2,463 mm
  • Car price: 429,000 Euros plus country-specific VAT
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