Before the new 911/991 graces the Frankfurt Motor Show floor,Porsche is wrapping up the current 911 series with the 2012 GT3 R racing car, a model that has been successful due to great handling and speed. The new model year takes those features even further with added horsepower and accessories.

The Porsche 911 GT3 R is powered by a four-liter, six-cylinder flat engine that delivers a total of 500 HP, an improvement of 20 HP thanks to the optimization of the intake system. The six speed sequential gearbox was then adapted to the higher maximum output and paddleshifters were installed on the steering wheel for easier and faster gear changes. The transmission electronics, featuring an automatic throttle blip control, further facilitates gear changes. The race-ABS braking system rolls over from the previous model years, as does the sophisticated ex-works traction control.

The new GT3 R is still placed between the GT3 Cup and the 911 GT3 RSR, and will be used in competitions starting next year. It will be put on sale in November 2011 at a price of 304,500 Euro, or about $434,000 at the current exchange rates. If you just so happen to own a 2010 or 2011 GT3 R, don’t fret, Porsche is giving current customers the chance to upgrade their models to the 2012 specifications for 43,100 Euro, or about $61,000.

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    six-cylinder flat engine
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    4000 L
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  (504) posted on 12.19.2011

It looks cool on its graphics, but I’m just really curious if what’s the purpose of its gullwing? Anyway, I am also looking forward to seeing the production of this vehicle soon. smiley

  (467) posted on 09.19.2011

I want to see the production of the car. The production of the car is still in youtube? I’m so impressed to this car because of the style and the performance.

  (517) posted on 09.16.2011

The features of this car was great and the style of this car is also great. For 500 horse power of this car and 4000cc is enough for the car likes this. Race car is one of the best in the world of automotive.

  (328) posted on 09.5.2011

I have seen the production of the car few months ago. And I was amazed on the speed performance of the car and its styling. I think this would be an impressive and speedy vehicle. I can’t wait to see on how this car will perform in the race track.

  (342) posted on 09.5.2011

hmm. Since this is a racing car, I think this was done for exclusivity. The ordinary car driver like me, will definitely not have any chance to test drive this one. However, I was impressed with the speed performance of the car.

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