Porsche 911 GT3 R Rennsport Specifications & Features
Porsche transforms the concept of a track toy by unveiling a forbidden variant of its 911 GT3 R, loaded with excessive power and downforce—disregarding FIA rules. The original competition 911 GT3. The Rennsport’s inspiration, meticulously crafted for FIA and IMSA showdowns like Le Mans or the Daytona 24, strictly adhered to regulations governing the “Balance of Power.” These rules dictate a car’s weight, gear ratios, and allowable horsepower and aero components. Now, the 2024 Porsche 911 GT3 R Rennsport enters, challenging the norm with a daring question. “What if those constraints were non-existent?” This rendition defies FIA competition norms, presenting a powerhouse that transcends conventional boundaries.
Skillfully crafted by Grant Larson and Thorsten Klein of the renowned Style Porsche team. Pivotal figures in a myriad of exclusive Porsche projects, the 911 GT3 Rennsport stands out conspicuously with its sleek and elongated profile. While the hood and roof seamlessly mirror the standard GT3 R. Every other body panel takes a distinctive departure from the homologated race car. Noteworthy are the distinct air intakes and exclusive ground effects that further characterize the GT3 R Rennsport. What sets it apart even more is the absence of traditional mirrors, replaced by a cutting-edge three-camera system. This system delivers real-time traffic visuals directly to the driver through an in-cockpit monitor. It’s in these intricate details that Larson and Klein’s design expertise truly shines. Rendering the 911 GT3 Rennsport is not just unique but a masterpiece of aerodynamic refinement.
Porsche 911 GT3 R Rennsport Engine, Power & Performance
The GT3 R Rennsport stands at the pinnacle of not-so-street-legal prowess, ensuring you’re a spectacle wherever you venture, even at the drive-thru. Picture rolling up, and yes, that expansive rear wing doubles as a convenient lunch perch. Inspired by the iconic Brumos Porsche 935/77, victorious at the 1978 24 Hours of Daytona. Beyond its picnic potential, the wing’s downforce is so intense that Porsche reinforced it for stability. Below, the GT3 R Rennsport closely mirrors its GT3 R sibling. It glides on custom Michelin tires, sports unequal-length control arms in the front, and a multilink setup at the rear. Tuned for general performance by Porsche Motorsport, the KW Shocks, five-way adjustable, offer additional fine-tuning flexibility using available shims.
Crafted with precision, the AP brakes in the GT3 R Rennsport are formidable aluminum monoblocks, adorned with titanium backing plates strategically placed to trim unsprung weight by over two pounds. A parallel reduction in weight graces the fuel tank, shedding approximately the same amount. The heart of the Rennsport, a 4.2-liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine borrowed from the GT3 R, amplifies its prowess to an impressive 611 hp, a substantial surge from the standard 557 hp. Tailoring its appetite, the direct injection system is finely tuned for E25 bioethanol and eFuel, while also accommodating conventional gasoline. Power gracefully funneled to the rear wheels unfolds through a seamless dance with a sequential six-speed gearbox. Controlled by wheel-mounted paddles, the transmission’s unique sixth gear propels the GT3 R Rennsport to a remarkable 12 mph higher top speed than its GT3 R counterpart.
Porsche 911 GT3 R Rennsport Pricing
|2024 Porsche 911 GT3 R Trims||Price (USD)|
|GT3 R Rennsport||$1,046,000|
For those inclined to experience the unfiltered auditory symphony, an unbridled edition is at your disposal. However, if your aspirations involve alternatives—perhaps for circuit endeavors adhering to noise constraints—there are two restrained versions complete with catalytic converters on the ordering menu. The GT3 Rennsport offers a spectrum of seven distinctive hues. While the default is the sophisticated Agate Grey coupled with raw carbon, enthusiasts can opt for the enticing Ruby Star. Adding a historical touch, three liveries inspired by Porsche’s legacy await your selection. These include a rendition paying homage to the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca, a timeless Porsche Motorsport red and white combination, and an array of blues. Secure your reservation promptly, given Porsche’s exclusive production of only 77 units of the $1,046,000 GT3 R Rennsport.