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GT3 race car

Post by koimaster » July 31st 2022, 7:31am

On the heels of the 992 generation of the 911 road car and the 992-based GT3 Cup, Porsche has now revealed the next generation of the 911 GT3 R at the TotalEnergies 24 Hours of Spa. The new challenger for GT3 series around the world, including IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the SRO Fanatec GT World Challenge America, is based on the current 992 generation of the 911 platform and will be ready to race at the beginning of the 2023 season.

Porsche Motorsport began developing the next generation of its GT3 racer in 2019, with priority given to further improving the drivability for drivers with various skillsets, given that many GT3-based championships are built around gentleman drivers, as well as tapping larger performance reserves for different Balance of Performance classifications. Another focus was on streamlining the handling of the race car for the teams and reducing the running costs. Porsche Motorsport now offers the new 911 GT3 R to North American customers at a price of $567,210 and optional extras. In the United States and Canada, the new racer is only available through Porsche Motorsport North America.


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Re: GT3 race car

Post by Nuvolari » August 1st 2022, 2:29am

The GT3 remains the car to beat - even though it still has the smallest power plant in its class - because it’s such an all-arounder: quick, fast, reliable, plentiful spares, generous factory support, and field-serviceable.

And, as ridiculous as it sound, $567,210 is a pretty good value for a turn-key racecar. But, your team will need at least two chassis but three would be better if you have the sponsor support. You’ll also need to assign about 7 - 8 guys to each car: crew manager, engine builder, transmission/gearing expert, at least one suspension expert (it would be ideal
if he was also good with aerodynamics), a fueler, two wheel gunners, two tire managers… and that assumes you’ll handle logistics as well as tire & fuel management all on your own.

You’ll need about $10MM for half a season of unremarkable sportscar racing, much more if you want to win…
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