Porshe 911 GT3 R gears up for racing

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The Porsche 911 GT3  is gearing up to  enter the racing car in the 2010 motorsport season. The 911 GT3 R will be raced in series based on the international FIA GT3 regulations.  The 911 GT3 R is equipped with a four-litre six-cylinder boxer engine, which can deliver a maximum output of 480 bhp to the rear axle via a sequential six-speed gearbox.  The main focus in developing this new model was better drivability and easier handling on the tarmac.

The  911 GT3 R weights just about 2,646 lb. With the increase in engine size by 0.2 litres, the GT3 R produces 30 bhp more than the Cup model. Both cars are based on the extra-wide body of the 911 GT3 RS street-legal sports car.  And guess what,  the 911 GT3 R also comes with an anti-lock brake system (ABS), traction control and an e-gas with “throttle-blip” function make it much easier to get used to this new GT3 racing car than its predecessor, which translate into easier handling for you amateur racing drivers.

Flared wheel arches added on to the body both front and rear to accommodate the wider track than on the former model. And like all second-generation versions of the 911, the new 911 GT3 R also comes with LED rear light clusters.  The Porsche 911 GT3 R is making its world debut on 14 January 2010 at the Birmingham Motor Show.  The base price of the Porshe 911 GT3 R is around $417,768, not including sale tax.