Porsche Unveils Limited Edition 911 GT3 R Rennsport at Rennsport Reunion 7

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One of the many stars of the Rennsport Reunion 7 show is the Porsche 911 GT3 R Rennsport, a track car that redefines the boundaries of performance and aesthetics. Limited to just 77 units, this collector’s dream machine packs a ferocious punch with a power output of up to 611 horsepower, setting new standards in the world of high-performance automobiles.

Based on the already impressive 911 GT3 R from the current 992 generation, the Rennsport edition pushes the envelope beyond the constraints of FIA competition rules. This translates into a vehicle that’s not just radical but represents a harmonious fusion of power, design, and racing heritage.

One of the standout features of this limited-edition gem is its uniquely crafted body, striking a balance between modern race car aesthetics and a respectful nod to Porsche’s motorsport legacy. The design manages to pay homage to the past without falling into the trap of retro nostalgia. Instead, it is a true racing machine, where form strictly follows function.

Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President Motorsport, aptly captures the essence of this extraordinary creation: “The new Porsche 911 GT3 R Rennsport offers the experience of driving a 911-based race car in what is probably the most primal form. It gives you goosebumps whenever you look at it and it combines the finest motorsport technology with a design language that is typical of Porsche. With its exceptional performance, the 911 GT3 R Rennsport makes our brand’s history both tangible and audible.”

The Rennsport’s striking design, a collaborative effort by Grant Larson and Thorsten Klein from the Style Porsche team, is a true work of art. It takes inspiration from the modern Porsche 935 but goes further by using the 992 generation 911 GT3 R as its canvas. The result is a visually stunning vehicle that exudes power and agility, with meticulously designed wheels that enhance its overall proportions.

Every detail of the Rennsport’s body is carefully considered, from the front air intakes to the distinctive rear wing. The rear end of the car pays tribute to the iconic Brumos Porsche 935/77, which made history with its victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1978. This rear wing is not just for show; it generates substantial downforce, necessitating additional supports, and carries a light bar with illuminated Porsche lettering, adding a touch of modernity.

Inside the cockpit, the Rennsport features technology and design elements that reflect its racing pedigree. Exterior cameras replace conventional mirrors, and the interior lighting complements the car’s overall aesthetics. Safety features meet FIA standards, and the single-seat design emphasizes the car’s racing intent.

The 911 GT3 R Rennsport rolls on exclusive 18-inch BBS wheels in a “racing” design, meeting the technical requirements of a center locking competition wheel and painted in Dark Silver Metallic.

For the first time ever, Porsche offers the Rennsport in seven colors, including options like Ruby Star and Signal Orange. Additionally, three exclusive paintwork designs are available, adding a layer of customization. These designs pay homage to Porsche’s rich racing history while introducing a fresh perspective.

Beneath the hood, the Rennsport houses a 4.2-liter six-cylinder boxer engine, capable of revving up to 9,400 rpm. Thanks to fewer restrictions compared to the 911 GT3 R, it delivers a jaw-dropping 611 horsepower, translating to roughly 145 horsepower per liter. This powerhouse can run on E25 fuels, paving the way for a more sustainable future. The engine enhancements, including specially designed pistons and camshafts, offer superior performance, especially when running on E25 fuels.

Power is transferred to the rear wheels through a sequential six-speed constant-mesh gearbox, controlled via steering wheel paddles. The car’s top speed is notably higher than its GT3 R counterpart, thanks to specific transmission ratios.

The Rennsport’s chassis mirrors that of the GT3 racing car, with advanced suspension systems, adjustable racing shock absorbers, and the added advantage of fine-tuning with shims.

What sets this limited edition apart are the Michelin racing tires exclusively developed for the Rennsport, offering improved warm-up and drivability. The aluminum monobloc racing brake system from AP reduces unsprung masses, while a new FT3.5 safety tank is lighter and can be used in the 911 GT3 R for racing events.

Despite its exceptional performance, the Rennsport keeps an eye on weight, omitting the air conditioning system and relying on seat cooling for driver comfort. Porsche Motorsport aims for a curb weight of 2,734 pounds, resulting in an impressive weight-to-power ratio of approximately 4.5 pounds per horsepower.

For those fortunate enough to acquire this limited masterpiece, Porsche Motorsport offers the 911 GT3 R Rennsport at a price of $1,046,000, plus transport, options, and applicable taxes. It’s a rare opportunity to own a piece of automotive history that pushes the boundaries of performance and design, and a testament to Porsche’s relentless pursuit of excellence in motorsport.


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