New Porsche 911 GT3 R Unveiled For 2023 GT3 Season (2023)

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Published on August 8th, 2022 |by Subhash Nair

The Porsche 911 GT3 R was revealed for the 2023 season of the GT3 series.

When it comes to customer racing, Porsche is always keeping abreast with the latest regulation changes. Their renewed 911 GT3 R has just been shown, adhering to the latest GT3 spec for 2023. It is based on the latest 992-generation Porsche 911. Versus its predecessor, it has a larger 4.2L engine with 565PS available. Porsche have also worked on better aerodynamic performance and optimised vehicle balance. They also also focused on streamlining the handling of the race car for the teams and reducing the running costs.

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Here’s the press release with more information.


The new Porsche 911 GT3 R will be unveiled to the public at this year’s 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. From the 2023 season, Porsche customer teams can campaign the new racing vehicle in worldwide motorsport events that adhere to the GT3 regulations. The vehicle is based on the latest 992-generation 911. Compared to its predecessor, the new 911 GT3 R features a larger engine producing up to 416 kW (565 PS), a more constant aerodynamic performance and an optimised vehicle balance.

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With the latest generation of the 911 GT3 R, Porsche unveils a new customer racing car. The new challenger for GT3 series around the world is based on the current 992 generation and will be ready to race at the beginning of the 2023 season. Development began in 2019. Priority was given to further improving the driveability for professionals and so-called gentleman drivers, as well as tapping larger performance reserves for different Balance of Performance (BoP) classifications. Another focus was on streamlining the handling of the race car for the teams and reducing the running costs.

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Engine based on the 911 generation 992

At the core of the new racing car is the near-standard engine based on the 992-generation 911 power plant. Like in the previous model, it is a water-cooled flat-six engine with four-valve technology and direct fuel injection. The main new development is the displacement: like the 911 RSR, the capacity of the new 911 GT3 R has increased by a good five per cent from 3,997 to 4,194 cc. This has boosted the engine’s peak output to around 416 kW (565 PS). First and foremost, however, Porsche has optimised the torque and power curve across the entire rev range. Consequently, the new 4.2-litre six-cylinder is better suited to gentleman drivers.

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The high-revving six-cylinder manages without turbocharging and sits in the classic rear position, thus enhancing traction and braking. However, it has been tilted forwards by 5.5 degrees, creating more leeway for the underbody diffuser. Auxiliary units such as the alternator and the air conditioning compressor were moved a good metre forward and further down into a space in front of the engine and gearbox, which has a positive effect on the weight balance of the 911 GT3 R. The sequential six-speed contest-mesh gearbox is derived from the current 911 GT3 Cup. Shift paddles control an electronic shift drum actuator that enables particularly rapid and precise gear changes.

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Suspension modified in many details

The new 911 GT3 R’s suspension – many details of which have been modified – supports driveability, allows more precise steering, ensures less wear on the rear tyres and reduces the time spent on set-up changes. For this, numerous components and technical solutions were taken from the 911 RSR. At the front axle, a state-of-the-art double wishbone layout controls the wheels. The rear axle sports a multi-link design. The KW shock absorbers were further improved and offer five adjustment settings. Set-up modifications are done with so-called shims. These plates enable precision adjustments without the need for the time-consuming re-alignment of the suspension afterwards.

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The optimised positioning of the central pivot points at the front axle frees up space for the aerodynamic “race underfloor” concept. Like in the 911 RSR, this elevated underbody allows for a clean flow of air to the rear diffuser and reduces the pitch sensitivity of the racing car – i.e. a high rake under braking. The rear wheels have moved a little further back, which extends the wheelbase from 2,459 to 2,507 millimetres. This also reduces the load on the rear tyres and improves the consistency of the tyres’ performance over longer stints.

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Racing brake callipers by the specialist AP

In addition to the aluminium monobloc racing brake callipers, the brake discs on the new 911 GT3 R are now also supplied by the specialist company AP. The internally vented and slotted front steel discs measure 390 mm in diameter and are activated by six pistons. Fitted at the rear are four-piston callipers and discs measuring 370 mm. A sophisticated software application for the fifth-generation racing ABS reduces wear on the tyres and brakes. Porsche’s traction control system also received a further development.

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The new 911 GT3 R is just the second racing car from Porsche Motorsport to be based on the current 992-generation 911 after the 911 GT3 Cup. Its lightweight body with an intelligent aluminium-steel composite design draws on the production model, albeit with major modifications for use in the 911 GT3 R. Almost all body components are made of lightweight carbon, including the front and rear lids, doors, side panels, rear wing and roof. The wheel arches are made of aramid fibres.

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Lightweight body with an aluminium-steel composite design

In a vehicle like the new 911 GT3 R, functionality stands at the forefront. Nevertheless, Grant Larson from Style Porsche again succeeded in creating particularly stunning and harmonious shapes. They accentuate the heritage of the nine-eleven and blend it with sophisticated efficiency. Most notably, this is reflected in the aerodynamics. The key points: an elevated underbody at the fore of the front axle, for the first time in conjunction with a smooth undertray, and a rear diffuser. This combination improves downforce without a significant increase in drag. The rear wing now features a swan-neck mount. This ensures a clean airflow under the wing and thus improves the aerodynamic efficiency of the component.

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In terms of safety, the new 911 GT3 R follows an uncompromising approach. The seat has moved closer to the centre of the car. This enabled Porsche to optimally adapt the more ergonomic seat position to the improved roll cage and the newly developed FIA side impact protection. Like in the forerunner, the steering wheel and pedals can be adjusted longitudinally to suit the driver. Porsche specialists took another close look at the six-point safety harness: the tongues now slide even faster into the clasp via special ramps – saving about a second during pit stops for driver changes. The steering wheel design also received further upgrades on the previous model. It incorporates elements that have proven themselves in the latest generation 911 GT3 Cup and 911 RSR race cars. The 10.3-inch display, for example, comes from the successful one-make cup racer, with the multi-switch concept adopted from the Le Mans class winner.

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The high-performance LED headlights on the 911 GT3 R rely on so-called collimator technology, which Porsche developed for the new LMDh 963 prototype, among others. This device works like a magnifying glass, only in reverse. It illuminates a particularly large area of the racetrack and is a significant improvement on the predecessor model, which was previously regarded as the class leader.

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Will Porsche make another GT3 RS? ›

It's scheduled to make its debut Aug.

Porsche is nearly ready to introduce the GT3 RS evolution of the 992-generation 911. The race-bred coupe is set to make its public debut online Aug. 17, and a photo of a test mule published by the German firm gives us a decent idea of what the track star will look like.

Will the 911 GT3 go up in value? ›

And you are unlikely to lose a bean to depreciation when you sell it. Traditionally, Porsche 911 GT3s go up, not down, in value – although that brings us to the bad bit. It's not a limited-run model as such, like the GT3 RS, but it is produced in very limited numbers, hence the positive resale values.

How many Porsche 911 GT3 will be made? ›

Only 600 cars were built.

How much does a new GT3 RS cost? ›

MSRP: $187,500*

The 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS has arrived to show you what that feels like. Its lightweight construction combined with aerodynamics and a sleek design makes this the ideal sports car.

Will there be a 2023 Porsche GT3? ›

The car will be a part of the GT3 series and is based on the current-generation 992 model. Porsche says it's all set for the 2023 season.

Will there be a Porsche 992 GT3 RS? ›

The 992-generation Porsche 911 GT3 RS will be revealed in full on August 17 as the most extreme model in the GT3 lineup, taking direct influence from the marque's 911 RSR and 911 GT3 R GT racers.

Will Porsche GT3 appreciate? ›

Porsche 911 GT3 (997.1)

There's a difference of 20-horsepower between the two generations and performance overall isn't too far off, so if you have the cash to spend on such a thing, the Porsche 911 GT3 997.1 is a good buy which likely will appreciate significantly over time.

How much does it cost to maintain a Porsche 911 GT3? ›

2019 911 Coupe GT3 RS 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 7AM)
Year 1Year 2
Taxes & Fees$12,894$922
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Does 911 GT3 depreciate? ›

The overall depreciation rate on the GT3 is, with $13.8k per, higher than the $12.6 of the GT3 RS. Relatively, this works out to 7.8% per year for the GT3 and 6.4% for the GT3 RS.

Is GT3 limited production? ›

GT3 was never a limited production car. With the 911R designated as car limited to only 911 specimens total, Porsche has gone out of their way to proclaim that they will build as many GT3's as needed so as to sell a GT3 to everyone that wants one.

What does GT3 stand for? ›

GT3Gran Turismo 3 (video game)
GT3Globus Toolkit 3 (software)
GT3Grand Touring 3 (car)

Is GT2 faster than GT3? ›

Both the 911 GT3 RS and 911 GT2 RS offer incredible power that's sure to thrill. However, it's clear that the 911 GT2 offers more power. After all, it is the most powerful road-going Porsche 911 ever built.

Is the Porsche 911 GT3 RS a supercar? ›

The GT3 RS' 4.0-liter 500 hp power plant goes an almost unbelievable 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds. Porsche is so coveted in the supercar category that its 2015 model year Porsche 918 Spyder is also on our list.

Is 911 Turbo S faster than GT3? ›

So, to answer the question, yes, the 911 GT3 is quicker around the track. According to Rory, with a time of 42.4 seconds, it even set a new lap record. However, the Turbo S was not that far behind with just half a second separating these two (42.9 seconds).

Which is better Porsche 911 Gt2 RS or GT3 RS? ›

The Gt3 RS has a 4.0-litre flat-six engine which is naturally aspirated and Gt2 RS has a 3.8 flat-six twin-turbo engine. Gt2 RS has larger turbochargers, a better crankcase, unique pistons, large air ducts, intercoolers, and a unique WIS (water injection system).

What is GT3 touring? ›

The new 2022 Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package is validation that Porsche hasn't forgotten about true automotive enthusiasts. The two-door coupe is an offering to drivers who want to enjoy one of the world's best — and most engaging — sports cars in a slightly more understated package.

Will there be a new gt2rs? ›

Deliveries begin in January of 2022 for those with the means and luck to snag one of these limited-run track toys.

What is the top speed of a Porsche 911 GT3 RS? ›

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Specs

With a 4.0L flat-six engine, the 911 GT3 achieves up to 500 ps with 338 lb-ft of torque and a top speed of 197 mph.

Which Porsche is the fastest? ›

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S is the most powerful and fastest 911 ever. It's as fast as a supercar and handles even better. Featuring a twin-turbocharged 3.7-liter flat-six engine, it can produce 640 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque.

Which 911 is best investment? ›

Older 911s such as the Carrera 3.2 (1984-89) and Carrera 3.0 (1976-77) are highly sought-after, so are good investments. Interestingly, the 911SC which bridged the gap from the 3.0's end in 1977 to the 3.2's arrival in 1984 is sometimes overlooked, which can make good examples something of a bargain.

Which Porsche will go up in value? ›

Porsche 911 Sport Classic (997) 2010

Limited edition cars, especially with a Porsche badge, are almost certain to rise in value or become sought-after, and the 911 Sport Classic has certainly done that. As only 250 examples of the Sport Classic were made, it is a much rarer proposition than the R mentioned previous.

Do Porsche hold their value? ›

Porsche Cars Hold Their Value

Many Porsche models are known for holding their value well compared to other brands. While all cars ultimately depreciate, Porsche cars on average decline at a slower rate. If you buy a pre-owned Porsche car, it won't have lost the same amount of value a non-Porsche car of the same year.

How much is an oil change in a Porsche 911? ›

The average cost for a Porsche 911 oil change is between $465 and $482. Labor costs are estimated between $43 and $54 while parts are priced between $422 and $428. This range does not include taxes and fees, and does not factor in your specific model year or unique location. Related repairs may also be needed.

How much is an oil change on a Porsche? ›

You can expect to pay between $300 and $400 for a Porsche oil change at a Porsche dealership like Rusnak/Westlake Porsche.

Which Porsche is cheapest to maintain? ›

The Porsche Boxster is one of the cheaper Porsches to maintain. Over 10 years, if you keep up with regular annual services the price averages between $550 and $700 per year.

Which supercar holds its value best? ›

The top 7 supercars that hold their value are:
  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.
  • Lamborghini Veneno.
  • Ferrari LaFerrari.
  • Pagani Zonda Cinque.
  • McLaren P1.
  • 2005 Ford GT.
  • Ferrari Enzo.

Do 911 Turbos hold their value? ›

You can find 911 Turbos much cheaper than GT3's..

Is now a good time to buy a used Porsche? ›

With the brand now shifting more cars than ever, it's a great time to buy a used Porsche. Buying second-hand often means getting a huge discount off the MSRP, but still having a luxurious performance car that's as comfortable as it is fast.

How many GT3 are made each year? ›

Porsche 911 GT3 Production Build Numbers
CarYears ofUnits Built
997.2 GT3 RS 4.02011600
991.1 GT32013–20166,300
991.1 GT3 RS2016–20174,500
991.2 GT32017–9,500
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Is the 911 GT3 limited edition? ›

In-game description. Porsche 911 GT3 (2021) Limited Series is a Replayable Limited Series in Real Racing 3. It gives players the chance to win the Porsche 911 GT3 (2021). Porsche 911 GT3 (2021) Limited Series is part of Round 6, Season 1 of BMW M4 GT3 & Apollo IE Update (v10.

How many GT3 RS were built? ›

2003 Porsche 911 996 GT3 RS

And then people drove it. Despite the fact that fewer than 120 came to the UK and only 680 or so were built in total, the reputation it developed meant its future was assured.

Is GT3 faster than GT4? ›

Using the traditional Sport Auto timing method, Porsche factory driver Jorg Bergmeister set a 7:04.5 lap time in the GT4 RS, just 7.5 seconds slower than the otherworldly Porsche 918 Spyder hypercar. But both of those cars lag behind the 911 GT3's 6:55.2.

Why is GT3 so popular? ›

The reason why they are so popular could be because GT3 cars are relatively easy to drive, they have a decent amount of downforce vs power and they have ABS and TC. It could also be down to the choice that drivers have, which may sound strange as drivers are constraining their choice to just one category.

What is the fastest GT3 car? ›

Coach Dave Academy's pick for the fastest overall car right now in Assetto Corsa Competizione is the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo.

Why is it called GT3? ›

Gifted & Talented 3 (cubed) - its what all the owners become the instant they slide behind the wheel. Originally a term used to describe Gran Tourismo or Grand Touring cars in Italian, racing classes soon came to be described as GT or GT1, GT2, GT3.

What is the difference between a Porsche GT3 and GT3 RS? ›

The GT3 RS takes it to the next level with aerodynamic body enhancements, more carbon fiber parts, and a magnesium rooftop. The GT2 RS takes the best of the GT3 RS's design elements and adds its powerful twin-turbo engine.

What's the difference between a Porsche GT3 and GT4? ›

It is tighter, edgier, and more focused than the GT4. Of course the GT3 is more powerful than the GT4, by almost 100hp, but that's only 25% more than the GT4. The numbers belie the reality, as the delivery of those horses is alarmingly different.

Why are Porsche options so expensive? ›

Porsches are expensive because of the cost it takes to produce a car with excellent performance and handling. They invest a lot of money in their R&D and materials to produce cars that set the standard for sports cars everywhere. Since their materials are complex, many aspects of the car are handmade.

How much does a 2022 Porsche GT3 RS cost? ›

With this in mind, we can expect the 992 GT3 RS to cost around €205,000 in Europe and $195,000 in the US.

What is the most expensive Porsche for 2022? ›

If you want a fully loaded new 2022 Porsche 911, then you'll need to buy the 911 Turbo S, which is the most expensive Porsche model. The starting price for a 2022 911 Turbo S is $207,000 MSRP for the coupe version and $219,800 MSRP for the Cabriolet convertible version.

How much horsepower does a Porsche GT3 RS have? ›

Engine, Ride, and Handling

Every GT3 interpretation possesses a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six that makes between 500 and 520 horsepower as it shrieks to a 9000-rpm redline. Its rear-mounted engine drives the back wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission or an optional six-speed manual.

Is Porsche 911 the best car ever? ›

Many believe that the Porsche 911, in its various forms, is the greatest sports car ever to be made. There are many good reasons for this, as ten of the most frequently mentioned will reveal. Porsche 911 owners tend to be some of the most loyal of all, with some even refusing to drive other sports cars.

Why are Porsches so good? ›

Porsche cars have an incredible shock absorption capability: drivers feel like they are one with the car as it glides on asphalt given how well and accurately it responds to the wheel. The experience is like driving on air regardless of the condition of the road. The interiors are very pleasing to the senses.

Which is faster GT2 RS or Turbo S? ›

In a couple of rolling start races, the 911 GT2 RS was the clear winner with a surplus of horsepower at its disposal. Finally, in braking tests from 100 mph, the GT cars both beat out the Turbo S. Carwow, then, established that all three of these 911's are serious performers.

What is the difference between GT3 and Turbo S? ›

The exclusively rear-wheel-drive 911 GT3 gets a PDK seven-speed dual-clutch automatic to save weight versus the eight-speed unit in the Turbo S. A six-speed manual is available, as well. A PDK-equipped 911 GT3 we recently tested sprinted from 0-60 mph in just 2.7 seconds.

Is the GT3 RS AWD? ›

Every GT3 RS will be rear-wheel drive, but you'll be able to choose between a dual-clutch automatic and a manual gearbox.

Will Porsche stop making the GT3? ›

The constant advancement of performance cars has shown that the current Porsche 911 GT3's replacement will be measurably a better-performing car. And you'll still be able to find examples like the 2022 model to hold onto forever.

Is Porsche making a new gt2rs? ›

Viknesh Vijayenthiran April 26, 2022 Comment Now! Porsche is cooking up one of its wildest track cars to date. The German performance marque last summer revealed the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25 based on the previous 991-generation 911's GT2 RS variant, and now a prototype has been spotted outside the Nürburgring racetrack.

Will there be a new gt2rs? ›

Deliveries begin in January of 2022 for those with the means and luck to snag one of these limited-run track toys.

How long do GT3 engines last? ›

The AMG GT3's V8 can run 12,739 miles (20,500km) before it needs major refurbishment. Porsche expresses its 4.0L flat-six engine life in hours. It'll race for 60 hours, which roughly translates to 7,456 miles (12,000km).

How many miles does a Porsche GT3 last? ›

They are built to perform, yes, but they are built to perform for many years. Porsche 911 engine mileage can be rated at 100,000 miles and 10 years. Like any vehicle, Porsche 911s last longer with proper and routine maintenance and care. Most Porsche vehicles will last you up to the 150,000-mile marker and beyond.

Is the 992 GT3 the last GT3? ›

The 992 generation of the 911 GT3 will be a swan song for the naturally-aspirated flat-six, so it might be wise to invest in one while you can because this iteration of the track-focused rear-engine 911 will mark the end of a glorious era.
Engine4.0-litre six-cylinder boxer
0 to 60 mph3.2 seconds
Top Speed197 mph
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Mar 15, 2021

Why did Porsche stop making GT2? ›

In 1999, the 993 was replaced with the new 996 model. The new GT2 took two years to develop and during that time, Porsche decided to abandon the GT2 for motorsports use, instead concentrating on competing in GT3 class racing with the new naturally aspirated 911 GT3.

What is the difference between GT3 RS and GT2 RS? ›

The Gt3 RS has a 4.0-litre flat-six engine which is naturally aspirated and Gt2 RS has a 3.8 flat-six twin-turbo engine. Gt2 RS has larger turbochargers, a better crankcase, unique pistons, large air ducts, intercoolers, and a unique WIS (water injection system).

Which Porsche is the fastest? ›

The 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S is the most powerful and fastest 911 ever. It's as fast as a supercar and handles even better. Featuring a twin-turbocharged 3.7-liter flat-six engine, it can produce 640 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque.

Is the GT2 RS Limited? ›

Description. It was launched at the 2010 Moscow Auto Show, the GT2 RS marked the absolute climax of the 911 range, becoming the fastest, lightest, and most powerful road-going Porsche to have ever been created. Production was limited to only 500 units.

How many GT2 RS were built? ›

The 911 GT2 RS is the fastest and most powerful production car the company has ever made, and only 500 examples will be built.

How many GT2 RS arrow blue were made? ›

Only 30 of them will be built with just six heading to the States, and they'll cost $620,000.

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