By TechThop Team
Posted on: 30 Jul, 2022
According to Sebastian Golz, project manager on the latest-generation 911 GT3 R, the goal during design and development was to make it 'fast for longer.' “We focused mostly on improving driveability to achieve this because durability is essential.
The task of improving the 911 GT3 R by making it faster was less important than making it more competitive within performance windows set by the Balance of Performance,' said Golz. For us, it was primarily about allowing our customers to drive the racing car for a longer period.
The car features an increased-capacity version of Porsche's normally-aspirated flat-six engine, an increase of four liters over its predecessor based on the 991.2 Porsche 911 from the previous generation.
Porsche was able to increase torque at the bottom of the rev range by approximately 9% and at the top of the rev range by approximately 4-5% as a result. For improved weight distribution and to make room for a larger rear diffuser, the engine has been tilted by 5.5 degrees front-to-rear.
Additionally, part of the boot structure has been cut away at the front of the car to create an aerodynamic step under the nose. Aerodynamic improvements at the front of the car will improve the flow of air into the rear diffuser.
As a result of the increased wheelbase, Golz claims that the vehicle has 'better aerodynamic stability and lower load on the rear tires. Additionally, Porsche aims to reduce the running costs of the new GT3 by 10 percent compared to its predecessor.
During a 30-hour endurance run in Barcelona in July 2021, the new car ran without a hitch for the first time at Porsche's Weissach testing track.
Despite its intentions to run a test race this season, probably during the Nurburgring Long-Distance Series (formerly the VLN), Porsche Motorsport will make its racing debut at the Rolex 24 Hours IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opener next January.
A GT3-based category to replace GTE, dubbed LMGT provisionally, will join the FIA World Endurance Championship and its sister Series beginning in 2024. Its retail price is €511,000 and will be on display at the Spa round of GT World Challenge Europe starting Saturday
The current 911 GT3 R, introduced ahead of the 2019 season, has a list price of €459,000 for 2022. In contrast, the latest car comes with a tire pressure monitoring system as standard, which was an extra on its predecessor.
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