New Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Coming. Start Saving Now (Free Pictures)

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt

In case you need a car to race at the Le Mans 24 Hours, the FIA World Endurance Championship, the Le Mans Series, the American Le Mans Series, the International GT Open and others, Porsche suggests to consider its heavily reworked Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.

Based on the street-legal 997 type 911 GT3 RS, this pure racer has grown 48 millimeters wider. Its six-cylinder, 4 liters boxer engine produces 460 hp (338 kW). It’s good for a little more, but to conform with the regs, it is hobbled by a mandatory air restrictor. Of course, the sequential six-speed gearbox is operated via paddle shifts on the steering wheel.

Your team can take delivery of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR beginning in January 2012, early enough to get some testing done. Your bank account will be impacted by 498,000 Euro ($687,000) tax.

Why do they call it grass roots racing? Because you need a lot of green.


Bertel Schmitt
Bertel Schmitt

Bertel Schmitt comes back to journalism after taking a 35 year break in advertising and marketing. He ran and owned advertising agencies in Duesseldorf, Germany, and New York City. Volkswagen A.G. was Bertel's most important corporate account. Schmitt's advertising and marketing career touched many corners of the industry with a special focus on automotive products and services. Since 2004, he lives in Japan and China with his wife <a href="http://www.tomokoandbertel.com"> Tomoko </a>. Bertel Schmitt is a founding board member of the <a href="http://www.offshoresuperseries.com"> Offshore Super Series </a>, an American offshore powerboat racing organization. He is co-owner of the racing team Typhoon.

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  • JJ JJ on Nov 04, 2011

    DAT ASS Don't understand why these things should be this expensive though. Especially since after you do Le Mans you'll probably have to revise/replace a lot of the parts anyway...And within a year or two, maybe three, these 997s will only win you races in the 24H of the nurburgring or Dubai instead of Le Mans, Daytona or Sebring.

    • JJ JJ on Nov 04, 2011

      Apparently these beasts do tend to maintain some value though: http://tinyurl.com/3d5kf8v That 997 near the bottom of the page might be a steal for the 'gentleman driver' (aka amateur racer).

  • Alex Nigro Alex Nigro on Nov 04, 2011

    Yay, another Porsche I won't be able to use in Forza Motorsport 4!

  • W Conrad Sedans have been fine for me, but I were getting a new car, it would be an SUV. Not only because less sedans available, but I can't see around them in my sedan!
  • Slavuta More hatchbacks
  • ED I don't know what GM is thinking.I have a 2020 one nice vehicle.Got rid of Camaro and was going to buy one.Probably won't buy another GM product.Get rid of all the head honchos at GM.This company is a bunch of cheapskates building junk that no one wants.
  • Lostjr Sedans have been made less practical, with low rooflines and steeply raked A pillars. It makes them harder to get in and out of. Probably harder to put a kid in a child seat. Sedans used to be more family oriented.
  • Bob Funny how Oldsmobile was offering a GPS system to help if you were lost, yet GM as a company was very lost. Not really sure that they are not still lost. They make hideous looking trucks, Cadillac is a crappy Chevy pretending to be fancy. To be honest, I would never step in a GM show room now or ever. Boring, cheap ugly and bad resale why bother. I get enough of GM when i rent on trips from airports. I have to say, does anybody at GM ever drive what everyone else drives? Do they ever then look at what crap they put out in style fit and finish? Come on, for real, do they? Cadillac updated slogan should be " sub standard of the 3rd world", or " almost as good as Tata motors". Enough said.
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