If You Think The GT3 RS Is Hardcore, Wait Until You See This

Guess the price tag of this potent Porsche.

Having unveiled the 911 GT3 RS in Geneva, Porsche has now taken the wraps off the racing variant. Dubbed the 911 GT3 R, it comes with a lightweight body utilizing aluminum-steel and carbon-fiber composites, and boasts a 8.3-cm longer wheelbase than the outgoing racer, giving it an optimized center of gravity, which is further aided by a centrally-positioned radiator and the nixing of side radiators.

Aerodynamics have been improved thanks to wheel arch air vents and a two-meter wide rear wing, while power comes from the same 4.0-liter flat-six as the road-going GT3 RS. Featuring direct gasoline injection operating at pressures up to 200 bar, and variable valve timing, output is rated at 500 hp, that's sent to the rear via a sequential six-speed constant-mesh transmission. Stopping power comes from six-piston racing calipers and 380-mm steel brake discs up front, and four-piston calipers at the back. Improved safety features include removable doors and side windows and a larger escape hatch in the roof. A new racing bucket seat also provides the pilot better protection. The Porsche 911 GT3 R is available now priced from 429,000 Euros.

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