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Get ready to race with the 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 R

Racing with an advantage.

Porsche has unveiled their latest update for their popular 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 R racecar for the 2012 racing season. Although the new Porsche 991 911 model is out, the 911 GT3 R is still based on the successful 997.2 chassis. The updated racecar offers more horsepower, optimized transmission, and a tweaked suspension to keep it at the pole position.

The new 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 R uses a 4.0-liter flat-six engine with even more power than the 2010 and 2011 models, mated to a new six-speed transmission. Porsche added an extra 20 horses with a new optimized intake system, pushing the output to a total of 500 horsepower. The gearing of the six-speed transmission was adapted to cope with the extra power. Porsche also added a paddle shift system on the steering wheel to make the car easier to drive along with new transmission electronics such as an automatic throttle blip control.

The 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 R also comes with a few suspension upgrades to optimize handling. At the front axle, Porsche has installed a softer anti-roll bar that reduces understeer. The traction control and race-ABS electronic systems have been updated and make the GT3 R more forgiving.

Porsche will begin offering the new 2012 911 GT3 R in November of 2011 for € 304,500 (+/- 432,000 USD). Owners of the 2010 and 2011 911 GT3 R models can purchase an upgrade package for € 43,100 (+/- 61,000 USD). The 911 GT3 R is the middle-range racing model that sits above the 911 GT3 Cup, but under the GT2-spec 911 GT3 RSR.

2012 Porsche 911 GT3 R Specifications

Displacement: 4.0 liters
Number of Cylinders: Flat-six
Aspiration: Naturally aspirated
Maximum Horsepower: 500
-Optimized air intake system

Type: Six-speed sequential dog-type with paddle shifters
Drive: Rear-wheel

Other Upgrades:
-Revised ABS
-Updated Traction Control
-Softer front anti-roll bar
-Automatic throttle blip control

2012 Porsche 911 GT3 R Gallery

[Source: Porsche]

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