Porsche reveals new 911 GT3 RSR
Wearing a price tag of $644,155 (€487,900) ex-factory, the hugely successful 911 GT3 RSR has been subtly tweaked both mechanically and aerodynamically in a bid to keep it competitive through the 2011 racing season.
With a 4.0-litre version of Porsche’s classic horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine running altered mapping as well as a redesigned exhaust and more efficient in-let manifold, the new 911 GT3 RSR is claimed to put out 449bhp (335kW) and 332lb ft (450Nm) of torque, representing a slight increase of 5bhp (4kW) and 15lb ft (20Nm) on its predecessor.
Recent rumours out of Porsche's Weissach based Motorsport department suggest Porsche may launch a road going version of the 911 GT3 RSR complete with a 4.0-litre flat six-cylinder engine. There's no official word yet from the German car maker, but officials have hinted the recently introduced 911 GTS is not the last of the current 997 series model. More info as it becomes available . . . - 10/12tAi