Amongst racing customers all over the world, the Porsche 911 GT3 R is extremely popular for its forgiving handling and basic speed. And it is exactly in this direction that the improvements for the 2013 model year have been targeted. The engine output deliver 500 hp (368 kW).
The 1,200 kg lightweight 911 GT3 R is based on the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 997) for one-make cup racing. Thanks to a 0.2-litre increase in engine capacity, the GT3 R delivers 40 hp more than its Cup pendant. Both race vehicles are based on the extra-wide body of the street-legal 911 GT3 RS.