Porsche Tequipment lightweight components for the GT3 and GT3 RS

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2010

A new product line for retrofitting motorsport accessories on all Type 997 models of the GT3 and GT3 RS has been made available beginning this month. With these special components being offered by Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, you can now accessorize any of the Type 997 models of the GT3 and GT3 RS.

The enthusiast will be able to further customize the exterior of his car with weight-optimized materials such as titanium and carbon also used in motorsport. Engineers in Porsche's Motorsport Division in Weissach have developed these optional accessories, which have been tested on the race track.

Aside from an unusual sporting look, the new motorsport accessories from Porsche T equipment offer an even higher standard of driving dynamics.

The new double tailpipe made of titanium cuts down the weight of the car at the rear. The white-metallic patina of the tailpipe turns blue when exposed to high exhaust temperatures, like on many racing cars.

The spoiler lip at the rear (Gurney flap) and the ram air scoop on the rear lid provide a further reduction of weight and add to its looks. Both are made of super-light but extra-stable carbon. The front air outlet above the bumper and the rear-view mirrors are also available in carbon.

Due to its stiffness, Porsche's engineers were enabled to choose an even more open structure on the air outlet, this special motorsport component now coming with just one middle bar instead of the usual three reinforcement bars. In addition, the carbon elements add additional optical highlights particularly on cars finished in a light exterior color.

The titanium-colored second-generation 19-inch GT3 wheels complete with central locking are also a new feature in the range. The wheel bolts are made of forged aluminum and finished in red eloxy-plating.

To customize the first generation of the 911 GT3 and GT3 RS (Type 997), there is a special model designation in various colors extending round the wheel. The special trim film used for this purpose is made of the same highly resistant material as the starter numbers on racing cars.

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