2016 Porsche 911 GT3 R


Porsche has unveiled its latest competition model, the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 R, at Nürburgring. The new model is based on the 911 GT RS, with the same 4.0-liter engine, but tuned to put out 500 horsepower (368 kilowatts).  The six-speed sequential paddle-shift gearbox and limited slip differential help drive the rear-wheels. The car’s braking system includes six-piston aluminum calipers which grip 380-milimeter steel discs in the front, and four-piston calipers which grip the 372-milimeter discs at the rear. The wheelbase is three inches longer, which creates a better weight balance compared to existing models and the lightweight body is comprised of steel, aluminum and carbon fiber.  This is also the first time that all the glass on the vehicle has been replaced by plexi. As a result of the modifications, the 120-liter engine is more fuel efficient compared to the car’s predecessors.  The vehicle also has added safety features with a larger escape hatch and all the windows and doors can be removed.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 R will be available to privateer racing teams from December.


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