Porsche’s 911 GT3 RSR has recently made its debut. Porsche celebrated the arrival of the 2011 version of its most successful GT race car with the “Night of Champions” party at the R&D Centre in Weissach, which took place just as the motorsport season is ending. To decrease the vehicle’s drag, Porsche heavily modified the aerodynamics of the new model.
Porsche also made some revisions to the suspension kinematics and to the engine. Powering this vehicle is the 4.0-liter six-cylinder boxer engine, which generates 455hp at 7,800 rpm, representing an improvement over the previous model’s 450hp.
The power increase is attributed to a reworked engine management system, exhaust system and air intake housing, enhancing the drivability of the flat-six engine.
Maximum engine speed has been maintained at 9,400 rpm. The front lip was tweaked to offer added downforce to the front axle. To minimize understeer, the diameter of the front wheels was increased from 11 inches to 12 inches.
The rear wing shape and position were optimized and adapted to the new rear fairing. And for optimized air ducting, the rear lid was modified.
The RSR now features LED rear lights, similar to what the latest road-legal 911 had. At the very top of Porsche Motorsport’s lineup, we see the 911 GT3 RSR, the 911 GT3 R and the 911 GT3 Cup.
The 911 GT3 RSR has a price tag of EUR 410,000 plus country-specific value added tax. But for those who already drive a GT3 RSR, a kit is available for models from the 2010 season. With this kit, you get the added power and aerodynamic modifications of the latest version.