2012 Porsche 911 GT3 R
The new Porsche 911 GT3 R is proposed ready to race. The top model of Porsche Motorsport’s customer racing vehicles will head into the 2012 season with extensive modifications.
Particularly striking at first glance are the changes to the body: the width of the new GT3 R hasgrown by 48 millimetres. Built to conform to the A.C.O. “LM” GTE regulations, the 911 represents the crowning pinnacle of a range of successful customer sport race cars that are based on the 997 type 911 GT3 RS street sports car.
Powering the new 911 GT3 R is a particularly efficient six-cylinder boxer engine with a four-litre capacity. With a mandatory air-restrictor, it generates 460 hp (338 kW) and drives the 310 millimetre wide rear wheels. The diameter of the front wheels has increased by 30 mm to now measure 680 millimetres. The Porsche sequential six-speed gearbox is operated via paddle shifts on the steering wheel.
The nose and rear panels are adapted to the flared front and rear wheel arches, as are the door sill and the wheel arch coverings. The aerodynamic concept is complemented by a new ducting of the intake air. Openings in the rear side sections, asknown from the turbo variants of the Porsche 911, replace the air scoop on the engine hood, which is very similar to the 911 GT2 RS street car.
The new 911 GT3 R can be racedat the Le Mans 24 Hours, the FIA World Endurance Championship, the Le Mans Series, the American Le Mans Series aswellas the International GT Open and in otherseries and races.
The car, chassis no. WP0 ZZZ 99 ZCS 79 9518, was purchased new by Ebimotors in 2012 and ran some rounds of the Italian GT Championship with Barri and Balzan.
In 2013 the R kit was fitted, it participated and won the Italian GT Championship with Luigi Lucchini and Vito Postiglione at the wheel. In the following years it was always present in the Italian GT Championship where he obtained a long series of placements with the following drivers: Donativi – Gagliairdini (2014), Donativi – Postiglione (2015) and Venerosi – Baccani (2016 and 2017). After the last season the car was put to rest in the Ebimotors collection until 2022 when the car underwent a complete restoration of mechanics and bodywork, at the end of which it was exhibited at the Auto and Moto d'Epoca Fair in Padua.
It is offered with a series of spare parts and spare wheels to be defined.