The 911 GT3 RSR is what happens when Porsche puts no limits on the things it can do in the name of speed.
Designed to be a pure race car, and built to run in the American Le Mans Series, the Nurburgring 24 Hours, and the GT2 class at international long distance races, itâ€™s based very loosely on the 911, though you wonâ€™t find many parts in the GT3 RSR that you could swap between it and the 911s you see prowling the golf course.
Seriously though, when changes from the previous GT3 RSR include â€œa lighter wiring harness to further improve handlingâ€ you know things have gone from intensive to excessive.
The 4.0-liter, six-cylinder boxer engine makes 450 hp at 7,800 rpm up to a redline of 9,000 rpm, and a new multi-funciton display located above the dashboard indicates the optimum moment to change gears, if you canâ€™t already tell from the engine screaming at you 9,000 times per minute.
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How about a programmable multi-function, onboard supply system control device, giving teams the choice of many individual functions, including an infinitely adjustable blinking frequency of the lights in the front apron, which helps to immediately recognize race cars when they enter the pits in the dark. For easier service under race conditions, the car even features an air-jack system with overpressure valve to life it in a pinch.
Only 20 of the new GT3 RSRs will be built, but at a price of $500,000, it shouldnâ€™t be surprising why. Speed costs, and in the case of the GT3 RSR, youâ€™re buying quite a bit of it.