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Porsche 911 GT3 R Rennsport: Not Street-Legal, 611hp Monster

Rennsport Reunion 7, a significant event celebrating Porsche’s racing heritage, is currently taking place in California. To mark this occasion, Porsche has unveiled a special and extraordinary automobile – the Porsche 911 GT3 R Rennsport.

This model, while not street-legal or compliant with GT3 competition standards, is a, well we call it a monster and remarkable machine designed for the track.

The 911 GT3 R Rennsport is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.2-litre flat-six engine, borrowed from the GT3 race car. However, it’s not built to GT3-class specifications, allowing it to produce a formidable 611hp. The engine is tuned to run E25 fuel and features bespoke pistons, camshafts, and a higher compression ratio. It’s a powerhouse capable of reaching an impressive 9,400 RPM.

The design of it is a spectacle in itself. It showcases a massive rear wing that demands additional support braces to handle the downforce it generates. The vehicle’s rear end is left largely open to save weight, displaying various mechanical components, including the exhaust system, which can be configured to be fully open or fitted with mufflers and catalytic converters for noise-restricted tracks. The gearbox is a six-speed sequential unit borrowed from the GT3 R.

In terms of the body, it shares only the hood and roof with the GT3 R. The design takes inspiration from the racer but interprets it radically with reshaped vents, panels, and fins. The absence of side mirrors is notable, replaced by cameras feeding displays in the special cockpit. The design pays homage to the iconic 935/77, making the 911 GT3 R Rennsport a modern-day successor in Porsche’s eyes.

Porsche views this model as both a no-compromise performance machine and a collector’s item. There will be a limited run of 77 GT3 R Rennsports, each coming with seven colour options and three exterior designs for buyers to choose from. However, to secure one of these special 911s, buyers will need to act swiftly and be prepared to make a substantial investment, as prices start at $1,046,000 (RM4,905,740).

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