This is the latest Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, the 2011 version of the famed German sports car company’s range-topping GT racer.
So what’s new about the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS?
The 911 GT3 RSR’s 4.0-litre flat-six engine now produces 449bhp (five whole horses more than the 2010 version) thanks to ECU tweaks, a redesigned exhaust system and a modified air intake housing. Maximum engine revs are a stratospheric 9400rpm, of course it’s rear-wheel drive, and the gearbox is a six-speed sequential unit.
Porsche has also treated the GT3 RSR to aerodynamic changes. The new front spoiler means extra downforce, and there have also been tweaks to the position of the rear wing and the shape of its mountings, plus the rear bodywork. Wider (up by a inch to 12in) front tyres are said to reduce understeer and provide extra grip.
The 911 GT3 RSR may tip the scales at just 1220kg, but it’s your pocket that’ll feel the weight – you can order one now for €410,000 (plus local taxes). With 2011’s 20% tax rate, that’s a chunky £415k. Owners of the 2010 RSR shouldn’t despair though, as the 2011 upgrades will be available as a upgrade kit.
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