Porsche releases latest GT3 RSR

Porsche releases latest GT3 RSR

Porsche GT3 RSR fq

Porsche has unveiled the latest iteration of its GT2-class racing car, the GT3 RSR. Visually, the biggest difference for ’09 is up front, with a substantially louvered bonnet. It’s there because the Porsche’s radiator ductwork has been redesigned so as to accommodate the racer’s optional A/C system. Aerodynamic tweaks include a rear wing angle that’s fully adjustable. The brakes and wiring harness contribute to lighter weight, and inside the pilot gets a new multifunction display. There’s also a cleverly revised supply system that allows for an infinitely adjustable blink rate for the front lights. That makes for easy night time identification when the car pits. The oil filler has also been relocated for easier access.

What about the power? Displacement for the rear-mounted six-cylinder jumps from 3.8 to 4.0 litres, and it pumps out 450 horsepower at 7,800 rpm. Torque is rated at 430 Nm at 7,250 rpm. The rev limiter kicks in at 9K, and Porsche says that the new car’s torque curve is better-optimised than the outgoing car’s. The new car will become a common sight in the Le Mans series on both sides of the Atlantic, as Porsche resumes its annual battle with Ferrari in sports car racing. It could be all yours for just €380,000 ($935,000 NZ).

Porsche GT3 RSR fq

Porsche has unveiled the latest iteration of its GT2-class racing car, the GT3 RSR. Visually, the biggest difference for ’09 is up front, with a substantially louvered bonnet. It’s there because the Porsche’s radiator ductwork has been redesigned so as to accommodate the racer’s optional A/C system. Aerodynamic tweaks include a rear wing angle that’s fully adjustable. The brakes and wiring harness contribute to lighter weight, and inside the pilot gets a new multifunction display. There’s also a cleverly revised supply system that allows for an infinitely adjustable blink rate for the front lights. That makes for easy night time identification when the car pits. The oil filler has also been relocated for easier access.

What about the power? Displacement for the rear-mounted six-cylinder jumps from 3.8 to 4.0 litres, and it pumps out 450 horsepower at 7,800 rpm. Torque is rated at 430 Nm at 7,250 rpm. The rev limiter kicks in at 9K, and Porsche says that the new car’s torque curve is better-optimised than the outgoing car’s. The new car will become a common sight in the Le Mans series on both sides of the Atlantic, as Porsche resumes its annual battle with Ferrari in sports car racing. It could be all yours for just €380,000 ($935,000 NZ).

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