New Porsche to debut in 2016 Daytona 24 Hours

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New Porsche to debut in 2016 Daytona 24 Hours
Sam Smith
By: Sam Smith
May 15, 2015, 1:41 PM

The new Porsche 911 GT3 R will make its first public appearance at next season’s Tudor United Sportscar series opening race, the Daytona 24 Hours.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 R
The new Porsche 911 GT3 R
The new Porsche 911 GT3 R
The new Porsche 911 GT3 R
The new Porsche 911 GT3 R

The new iteration of Porsche’s customer GT3 race car was unveiled today ahead of the Nurburgring 24 Hours.

A relatively late call on which engine to power the new-look 911 has delayed the planned debut of the new model, with Head of Porsche Motorsport Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser stating that the new car’s engine is based on the road-going 911 GT3′s 4.0-litre six-cylinder direct-injection unit.

Aerodynamic efficiency and driver safety were both priorities, and the new car features a roof hatch to aid the safe extraction of a driver in the event of an accident.

The radiator has been relocated to a more midway location in an effort to enhance the aerodynamics. The 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 R will have an extended wheelbase, which will be 83mm.

The new car will carry a final price tag of 429,000 Euros. The operational costs have been reduced by 50%.

Porsche has publically stated that they are targeting between 20 and 30 sales of the car in year one.

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Author Sam Smith