The GT3 RSR and GT3 Cup are both 991 derivatives. However, the recently updated 911 GT3 R continues on as a 997 based model. Porsche plans on keeping the GT3 R competitive with a package of upgrades that includes new aero and suspension, while major components like engine and transmission stay the same.
Aero Changes for the 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 R
The front bumper panels, all fenders, the sill covers, the rear panel and underbody with rear diffuser received fine-tuning in the wind tunnel. The rear wing was enlarged to the width of the vehicle and repositioned to work optimally with the redesigned body.
With its widened fender flares front and rear looks considerably brawnier than its predecessor. The new aerodynamics generates substantially more downforce, allowing for higher cornering speeds and later braking points. The wider track and the adapted wheels provide additional improvement in traction.
Suspension Changes for the 2013 911 GT3 R
The track of both the front and rear axle grew by 50 millimetres. The width of the front rims is now twelve instead of 10.9 inches. The wheelbase of the latest 911 GT3 R grew by ten millimetres.
As with the 2012 model, the six-cylinder 4.0 liter engine in the 2013 version produces 500 hp and is mated with Porsche’s six-speed sequential dog-type gearbox with pneumatic shift system. Operated via shift paddles on the steering wheel, this technical solution allows very fast and smooth gear changes.
Other Features of the 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 R
The E-gas features a throttle-blip function. The gearbox electronics make skipping gears and the resulting over revving of the engine virtually impossible. Thanks to a specially-adjusted traction control and a race ABS, the 911 GT3 R can be very well controlled under braking and acceleration. See the rest of our pics on our Facebook page.
Pricing of the 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 R
With a conversion kit offered by Porsche, customer teams can convert older model years of the 911 GT3 R to the 2013-spec. The kit is available from Porsche Motor-sport at the price of 45,500 Euros plus country-specific value added tax.
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