2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR: official details, photos and specs

Article by Christian A., on December 13, 2010

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.

Press Release

Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR is ready to race. The top model of Porsche Motorsport's customer racing vehicles will head into the 2012 season with extensive modifications. Particularly striking at first glance are the changes to the body: the width of the new 911 GT3 RSR has grown by 48 millimetres. Built to conform to the A.C.O. "LM" GTE regulations, the 911 represents the crowning pinnacle of a range of successful customer sport race cars that are based on the 997 type 911 GT3 RS street sports car.

Powering the new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR is a particularly efficient six-cylinder boxer engine with a four-litre capacity. With a mandatory air-restrictor, it generates 460 hp (338 kW) and drives the 310 millimetre wide rear wheels. The diameter of the front wheels has increased by 30 mm to now measure 680 millimetres. The Porsche sequential six-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. Openings in the rear side sections, as known from the turbo variants of the Porsche 911, replace the air scoop on the engine hood, which is very similar to the 911 GT2 RS street sports car.

The new 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.

"Our customer teams can expect a technically mature, high performance race car with which they will be highly competitive at international long distance races," assures Hartmut Kristen, Head of Porsche Motorsport. "Our test programme on various international race tracks is currently running at full speed. We are very pleased with the car's performance and driveability."

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR will be delivered to customer squads around the world from January 2012. The selling price is 498,000 Euro plus value added tax of the respective countries.

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