It is when all the major players are unleashing their race cars for the endurance championship. Until now, we have seen Ferrari giving hints about their new race car, and BMW has also taken the covers off their new Le Mans car. This time, the German automaker Porsche who unveiled the new race car for the IMSA endurance series. Porsche 911 GT3 R will also be eligible for the 24 hours of the Le Mans race, which will be held in 2024.
The new GT3 R has been under development since 2019. This new race car will come with a lot of upgrades. Usually, we have seen race cars getting faster and dominating, but endurance championship events limit these cars. This step is taken to prevent one team from dominating the whole tournament. It gives a chance to all the teams to play fair. Keeping these limitations and factors in mind, Porsche has made this new race car with more stability and better performance. Along with more power, the aerodynamic efficiency is also increased, making it faster. Read the full article to know more about this new race car.
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What Power And Durability Do, The 911 GT3 R, Bring Along?
Porsche has built the new 911 GT3 R on the latest 911 platform. The new body of this race car is covered in carbon fiber. Earlier, it was said that this new race car would come with a 4.0-liter flat-six engine. It is confirmed that it will come with a naturally aspirated flat-six 4.2-liter engine. This engine is powerful and durable enough for the 24 hours of Le Mans. Thus, it produces 565 horsepower. It will provide stability, performance, and lasting energy needed for the endurance championship. The 4.2 flat-six engine is paired with a sequential six-speed transmission. The new GT3 R comes with a better suspension and steering wheel. Also, it will come with an extended wheelbase. It has been increased from 2459mm to 2507mm. As a result, it will have superior handling and great efficiency.
What Are The Available Features?
The main focus in this new car is on the specifications and power, but along with it, Porsche is up with some interesting and useful features in the new GT3 R. The main feature of this new car is the aerodynamic front end. The front of the car is useful for more stability and better performance at high speed. It also gets a rear swan-neck spoiler which improves the aerodynamic efficiency. The new cabin of GT3 R gets better as the dashboard gets a new 10.3-inch screen. The driver seat is shifted slightly towards the middle of the car to give more coverage and visibility.
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These details about the new Porsche 911 GT3 R. This Le Mans car will be available for the 2023 IMSA endurance series. It also includes the race of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Daytona.