News 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 R Is A Hardcore Track-Only GT3 RS

18:38  15 may  2018
18:38  15 may  2018 Source:   motor1.com

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It was only a couple of weeks ago when Porsche was spotted at the Monza circuit in Italy pushing to the limits a prototype of the 911 GT 3 R and now the track - only beast is receiving its official premiere. Ready for the 2019 season, the thoroughbred race car is based on the road-legal 991 GT 3 RS (991.2)

It was only a couple of weeks ago when Porsche was spotted at the Monza circuit in Italy pushing to the limits a prototype of the 911 GT 3 R and now the track - only beast is receiving its official premiere. Ready for the 2019 season, the thoroughbred race car is based on the road-legal 991 GT 3 RS (991.2)

Now with air conditioning.

It was only a couple of weeks ago when Porsche was spotted at the Monza circuit in Italy pushing to the limits a prototype of the 911 GT3 R and now the track-only beast is receiving its official premiere. Ready for the 2019 season, the thoroughbred race car is based on the road-legal 991 GT3 RS (991.2) and uses a largely identical 4.0-liter flat-six engine linked to a sequential six-speed gearbox. Without restrictors, the naturally aspirated mill can churn more than 542 horsepower (404 kilowatts) and offers a wider usable rev range compared to its predecessor.

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Porsche was spotted at the Monza circuit in Italy pushing to the limits a prototype of the 911 GT 3 R and now the track - only beast is receiving its official

Powering the new Porsche 911 GT 3 R is a cutting-edge four-litre flat-six unit which is largely identical to the high-performance production engine of Porsche has designed a new customer racer for GT 3 series worldwide for 2019 based on the 911 GT 3 RS production sports car: the Porsche 911 GT 3 R

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Compared to the 911 GT3 R before it, the 2019-spec model has gone through some changes to boost aero in the same vein as the tweaks Porsche applied for the road car. Further modifications included increasing the tire circumference at the front wheels from 650 to 680 millimeters and installing the latest development of the company’s double wishbone suspension.

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The engineers also spent some time working on the braking system to increase stiffness and also to enable a more accurate control of the anti-lock brakes. There are six-piston monobloc brake calipers made from aluminum at the front axle where these are paired to ventilated and grooved 390-mm discs. At the back of the race car, Porsche has installed four-piston calipers hooked up with 370-mm discs.

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Another order of business was to improve safety by engineering a new bucket seat bolted at six points to grant superior protection for the driver in case of an accident. Corroborated with the adjustable pedal box, Porsche says the driver’s center of gravity has been improved to increase safety. Furthermore, the driver’s door contains a carbon fiber Kevlar aluminum component with energy-absorbing plastic foam to serve as a side impact element in the event of a collision. Both doors as well as the side windows can be removed.

To make it easier to fill up the 120-liter fuel tank and lower the amount of time spent at a pit stop, the 2019 911 GT3 R can now be refilled from the left or right, depending on the track’s configuration. To keep the weight low as much as possible, all windows are made from polycarbonate while a carbon fiber composite material was used for the front hood, roof, doors, wheel arches, rear lid, and the interior trim.

Speaking of the cabin, it has been reworked and “all controls have been perfectly aligned to suit the needs of the driver.” Making its debut in the 911 GT3 R is a much-needed air conditioning system linked directly to the driver’s helmet and seat.

Porsche is already taking orders for the 2019-spec model and is asking €459,000 (plus country-specific value added tax) and will commence deliveries in December.

Source: Porsche

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