2009 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 23 January 2009 , 10:01:12 byVeronica

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Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

German carmaker Porsche offered a series of modifications to the 911 GT3 RSR. Time has come to see the most powerful race car based on the Porsche 911, a model which last season secured wins in the American Le Mans Series and at the 1/4 Nurburgring 24 Hours, compete in the GT2 class at international long distance races. The highlight of the car is the redesigned front with large air outlets found on the front hood. We can clearly see the air outlet slots on the front hood, an indication of the completely redesigned air ducting of the radiators, which became necessary through the new design of supply and discharge air with the installation of an optional air-conditioning unit. The aerodynamic elements have also been improved and the rear wing now features a wide adjustment range. The handling was improved thanks to the weight-optimized brake system and the lighter wiring harness. Under the hood it now has a 4.0-liter unit instead of the 3.8-liters. This unit is capable of generating 450 horsepower and430 Nm of torque. The engine features an optimized torque curve and offers better drivability. There is a new multi-function display above the dashboard that indicates the optimum moment to change gears. The engineers have also provided the programmable multi-function, onboard supply system control device that offers many individual functions. For easier servicing under race conditions, other modifications were made. For example, the model now features a new air-jack system with overpressure valve. The GT3 RSR is the third race car based on the Porsche 911 offered by Porsche Motorsport. The carmaker established a starting price of EUR 380.000 plus VAT. 20 race cars have been built are now being delivered to customer teams around the world. This is all for the moment, folks.