Porsche Previews 992-Generation 911 GT3 R Race Car

Porsche Previews 992-Generation 911 GT3 R Race Car

Porsche has previewed the 992-generation 911 GT3 R race car that will hit the track competitively in 2023.

This new race car will replace the 991.2-generation model that has been competing since 2019. Porsche has been conducting tests at Spa-Francorchamps, Barcelona, and Monza throughout 2022.

A number of key updates have been made to the 2023 car. Speaking with SportsCar365, program manager Sebastian Golz said a more sophisticated driver assistance package has been developed for the car. A new software package has also been implemented.

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“You can change a lot of things on the car,” Golz said. “We have more possibilities and it’s more adjustable than the 2019 car. There are big metrics they can fine-tune for each racetrack, but it must be really easy to handle. [On the 2019 car] if you have an issue, you need to change something manual to get out of this failure. In the future, it’s automatic. The system recognizes the problem.”

“In the past, you had three or four different software tools on your notebook, and you needed to have different cables. Now you just have to plug in one cable, and you have more functions with one software. It’s easier to access and work with the car, from an engineering systems side,” Golz added.

Images of the car show that it will feature an aggressive aerodynamics package. We can see that it sports a similar front bumper to the road-going 911 GT3 but benefits from new canards. The hood has also been overhauled to include a large air extraction area. Porsche has also fitted enlarged side air intakes, a towering swan-neck rear wing, and a pronounced diffuser.

Technical specifications about the car aren’t yet known. A teaser video was recently shared to Twitter where Porsche asked its followers, “how do you like the sound of the ?-liter flat-six engine.” This may suggest that the capacity of the engine could be changed from the 4.0-liter unit of the outgoing GT3 R.

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