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Porsche Of The Day: 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

In 2008, Porsche unveiled a new and much improved version of the GT3 RSR. Distinguished from its predecessor by a redesigned front end featuring aerodynamic enhancements, including “flick” spoilers on the front apron and optimized air ducting, the new model boasted increased downforce and reduced drag.

Underneath the bodywork, the revised suspension provided significantly improved mechanical grip, while the power was generated by the same 485-horsepower 3.8-liter flat-six engine capable of reaching an electrifying 9,000 rpm.

The GT3 RSR’s entirely new gearbox incorporated much of the expertise from the RS Spyder sports prototype. The sequential six-speed unit, developed by Porsche engineers, was notably lighter than its predecessor, with substantially reduced internal friction. The flat angle of the drive shafts allowed teams a broader range of suspension setups. A total of thirty-five units were made.

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