Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R (2019)

Date of unveil by Porsche AG: May 11, 2018
Market launch: November 2018
Premiere: January 4, 2019, Daytona test day

2018 Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R
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Technical specification and comparison

Engine Power Gearbox Front brakes Rear brakes Front tyres/
wheels
Rear tyres/
wheels
Tank L Dimensions Weight
911 991.2 GT3 R 4000 cc
bore 102.0 mm, stroke 81.5 mm
404 kW without restrictor Sequential 6-speed 390 mm steel disc
6-piston caliper
370 mm steel disc
4-piston caliper
30/68-18
12.5x18
31/71-18
13.0x18
120 4629 x 2002
911 991.1 GT3 R 4000 cc
bore 102.0 mm, stroke 81.5 mm
368 kW without restrictor Sequential 6-speed 380 mm steel disc
6-piston caliper
372 mm steel disc
4-piston caliper
30/65-18
12.0x18
31/71-18
13.0x18
120 4604 x 2002 *1220 kg
2689 lb
* Without ballast set by BoP (Balance of Performance)

The GT3 R has always been placed between the GT3 Cup and the very expensive RSR. All the 991.2 racing cars have normally aspirated 4-litre engines. Compared to the 991.1 GT3 R, the 991.2 GT3 R engine offers a broader usable rev range and the engine response is more precise due to 6 throttle butterflies. The roof, front hood and fairing, wheel arches, doors, side and tail sections, rear lid and interior trim are made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP). The 991.2 GT3 R has a new double wishbone suspension.

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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R front lid opening
Escape for the hot air from the radiator © Porsche
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The mirrors are from the 991.2 RSR © Porsche
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R front spoiler flic, headlamp
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R wheel center locking system
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R front fender vents
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Removable polycarbonate door windows © Porsche
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R front fender vent
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R top view
Removable escape hatch © Porsche
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The 991.1 GT3 R did not have such a diffusor © Porsche
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R exhaust flame
Flame from the exhaust © Porsche
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R rear corner view
The huge, huge wing with 1.9 metre (6 feet 3") width beats the driver's body height© Porsche
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R rear view camera
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R rear view
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R rear spoiler
The wing is positioned very high up © Porsche
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R rear wing
The dimensions of the huge rear wing are 1900x400 mm (74.8"x15.7")© Porsche
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R cut front fender
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R front openings, fuel filler
Check out the interesting shape of the front wing after the vent © Porsche
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R Krontec fuel cell/filler
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R headlamp, side opening
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R in the rain
The car is equipped with PMTC Porsche Motorsport Traction Control © Porsche
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R front view
In order to improve pit stop performance, the 120-litre FT3 safety fuel cell can be refilled from the left or the right depending on the circuit layout © Porsche
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R driver
The driver is protected thanks to a side impact element positioned in the driver’s door, which consists of a carbonfibre Kevlar aluminium construction with energy-absorbing plastic foam © Porsche
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R cockpit
The seat is bolted at 6 points © Porsche
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R dashboard
For the first time the 911 GT3 R features air conditioning. Thanks to the direct connection to the seat and the helmet it enables particularly efficient cooling of the driver, which in turn helps to maintain concentration and constant performance over the race. © Porsche
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R display
Cosworth racing display © Porsche
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R center console
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R steering wheel
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R centre console
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Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R interior
Adjustable AP Racing pedal box can be seen© Porsche

Optional equipment

IMSA kit - windshield braces, rear window braces, sensor package
FIA endurance kit - 2 extra LED lights in front fairing, clutch fan, GSM Low-Band (R+) telemetry, motorsport catalyst (depending on regulations), heated windshield
Channel extension for detailed engine data recording, fastest recording rate 1000 Hz
Front silencer
TPMS Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
Cockpit lighting
Start number illumination
2 auxiliary LED headlights

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2019 Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R, Black Swan Racing
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2019 Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R, Black Swan Racing
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2019 Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R, Pfaff Racing
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2019 Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R, NGT Motorsports
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2019 California 8 hour race at Laguna Seca, Porsche 911 GT3 R
2019 March 30, Laguna Seca, California 8h race, Porsche #911 would score 3rd driven by Mathieu Jaminet, Sven Müller and Romain Dumas© Porsche
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2019 IMSA Mid-Ohio, Lexington, Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R
A nice photo of a 991.2 GT3 R at 2019 IMSA Mid-Ohio, Lexington © Porsche

2019 Nürburgring 24h

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2019 Nürburgring 24h Porsche squad
2019 June 19, Nürburgring, photoshoot of the 24 hour race Porsche squad. The first row shows 991.2 GT3 R cars and there's one in the second row in the middle.© Porsche
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2019 Nürburgring 24h, Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R
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2019 Nürburgring 24h, Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R steering wheel
The steering wheel © Porsche
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2019 Nürburgring 24h practise, Porsche #911
#911 at the practise © Porsche
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2019 Nürburgring practise, jumping/flying Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R
#8 is literally flying at the qualification © Porsche
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2019 Nürburgring 24h race start
2019 June 22, start of the Nürburgring 24h race © Porsche
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2019 Nürburgring 24h race start
The 911 #911 (on the right) would score 2nd in the race after an Audi R8 LMS and in front of a Mercedes-AMG GT3© Porsche


2019 Spa-Francorchamps 24h

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2019 Spa 24 h practise, Porsche and Bentley GT3
2019 July 25 was the practise and qualification day. The Bentley Continental GT3 is a small miracle - somehow the car weighs just around 1300 kg/2850 lb while its production version weighs around 2200 kg/4850 lb. © Porsche
2019 Spa 24 Super Pole, Kevin Estre, Porsche 911 GT3 R
2019 July 26, Super Pole day, Kévin Estre © Porsche
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2019 Spa 24 Porsche photoshoot
Porsche photoshoot a day before the race© Porsche

The race saw a 1-2 victory for Porsche 991.2 GT3 R. The #20 car driven by Michael Christensen, Kévin Estre and Richard Lietz finished first and the #998 car driven by Frederic Makowiecki, Patrick Pilet and Nick Tandy. All these were Porsche factory drivers driving for private teams this time. The race was held in wild weather conditions which suit the rear engined Porsches well as in slippery conditions the rear engined cars have very good traction. In the night the race was even halted for almost 6 hours due to heavy rain making it a 18 hour race. This was the 71st running of Spa 24h and Porsche's 7th victory after 9 year gap.

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2019 Spa 24h in the rain
Frederic Makowiecki, Patrick Pilet and Nick Tandy in the #998 Rowe Racing car finished second © Porsche
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2019 Spa 24h halted due to heavy rain
The race was halted for hours due to heavy rain © Porsche
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2019 Spa 24h winner, Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R
The winning Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 R of GPX Racing team driven by Estre/Christensen/Lietz © Porsche
2019 Spa 24 winners Estre-Christensen-Lietz
The winners: Kévin Estre, Michael Christensen and Richard Lietz© Porsche

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