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Porsche has officially announced details on the new GT3 RSR that will be used in the 2012 racing season. Compared to the current model, the new GT3 RSR has grown by 48 millimeters and has been built to conform to the A.C.O. "LM" GTE regulations.

The 2012 GT3 RSR is powered by a 4.0 liter six-cylinder boxer engine that delivers a total of 460 HP (up 5 HP over the 2011 model). The engine comes equipped with a mandatory air-restrictor and is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The gearbox is operated via paddle shifts on the steering wheel that send the power to the rear wheels, which have grown to 310 millimeters in width. Also compared to the previous model, the front wheels have increased by 30 mm to measure 680 millimeters.

Exterior changes are minimal, but still present. The nose and rear panels have been adapted to the flared front and rear wheel arches, while openings in the rear side sections replace the air scoop on the engine hood.

The new 911 GT3 RSR can be raced at the Le Mans 24 Hours, the FIA World Endurance Championship, the Le Mans Series, the American Le Mans Series, and the International GT Open starting in the 2012 season. Deliveries will begin in January 2012 and prices will start from 498,000 Euro (plus VAT ), or about $685,000 at the current exchange rates.

  • 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
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    six-cylinder boxer engine
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    six-speed gearbox
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    4000 L
  • Price:
    498,000 Euro (plus V
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  (530) posted on 11.22.2011

Porsche 911 is really too pricey, and I wonder why? Anyway, I must say that its exterior appearance is truly so striking and looking very aggressive. However, I’m not satisfied with its engine output.

  (466) posted on 11.21.2011

The air intake of this 911 seems messy, but it only adds more appeal and aggressive looks of this one. smiley Anyway, I hope that its engine output is just good enough for a race car like this.

  (434) posted on 11.17.2011

For a sports car, I don’t think that its engine which can only deliver an output of 460 hp is quite good enough for it and could really give a nice speed performance. However, I’m already a bit impressed on that.

  (197) posted on 11.17.2011

The abstract design of this RSR is truly looking so aggressive and awesome on this sports car! I just only hope that it can also offer lots of safety features, which are necessary on this one.

  (526) posted on 11.10.2011

I noticed that it’s too pricey, but I think this Porsche is every cent on it. Anyway, it truly had an aggressive exterior detailing, but I wonder if it can also offer a safety feature?

  (428) posted on 11.9.2011

This Porsche 911 is too pricey! Anyway, I love the angst on its front design and even the hygienic body paint that they used on it is only looks so great and very appealing on this race car.

  (374) posted on 11.9.2011

The aggressiveness that this Porsche had is really so striking for a sports car, but I wonder if what’s the purpose of its back wing? Anyway, I love the changes on its exterior even the engine specification of it.

  (449) posted on 11.7.2011

It is so aggressive on its platform design, and I noticed that the exterior changes of it, is only adds more appeal for this, and I’m glad that they still maintain to have a nice engine specification.

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