For the 2004 and 2005 racing season, Porsche Motorsport used the 911 GT3 RSR. This near-standard racing sportscar aimed to keep private customer teams competitive in international Gran Turismo sport and to continue the success of the predecessor model which won its class at the Le Mans 24 Hours five times in succession, became a record and title winner in the American Le Mans Series as well as the FIA GT Championship, and secured the overall win at this year’s Daytona 24 Hour race.
Based on the road-going 996 911 GT3 RS, the GT3 RSR features improvements to its predecessor in all key areas. The vehicle is available in an ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest) version for competing in Le Mans and in the American Le Mans Series as well as in a FIA specification. The 911 GT3 RSR features a modified front which improves downforce at the front axle.
The specific Porsche 996 GT3 RSR showcased in this video is one of only three special builds for the works-team Freisinger Motorsport. Piloted by four Le Mans victors, this chassis participated in Le Mans and the entire 2004 FIA GT Championship, achieving multiple class podiums, including an impressive 4th overall / 2nd-in-class finish at the renowned Spa 24 Hours.
It is equipped with a 2006-specification 3.8-litre flat-six engine generating 490 bhp. Power is transmitted to the rear axle through a six-speed sequential gearbox operated by a ‘push-pull’ lever in the cockpit, which also featured a mechanical ‘auto-blip’ system for seamless downshifts.
Watch and enjoy the glorious sound of its flat-six engine as it roars around the track!