The 2023 Rennsport Reunion, hosted at Laguna Seca, unveiled Porsche’s latest masterpiece, the 911 GT3 R Rennsport. This limited-edition marvel, priced at $1,046,000 and restricted to a mere 77 units, epitomizes both exclusivity and high-performance.
What truly distinguishes it is its exemption from racing regulations, setting it apart as one of the most formidable 911 models in Porsche’s lineup. A parallel creation, the modern 935, made its debut during the preceding Rennsport Reunion in 2018.
Derived from the 911 GT3 R race car, the 911 GT3 R Rennsport underwent a radical transformation under the skilled guidance of renowned designers Grant Larson and Thorsten Klein. This transformation included a comprehensive overhaul of the car’s visual identity, featuring a widened body, with only the hood and roof retained from the GT3 R model.
Notable design enhancements encompass a redesigned front intake, the incorporation of an advanced camera system to replace conventional side mirrors, and a rear wing paying homage to the iconic 935/77 Brumos Racing car.
The car boasts unique 18-inch center-lock BBS wheels shod with custom Michelin tires designed for superior warm-up and driveability. These wheels also house AP aluminum monobloc racing brakes, reducing unsprung mass by 2.2 pounds.
Beneath the hood lies a 4.2-liter flat-6 engine, similar to the GT3 R model but cranking out an impressive 611 hp, a substantial bump from the GT3 R’s 557 hp. It revs up to 9,400 rpm and features specially designed pistons and camshafts.
Porsche places a significant focus on the auditory experience, echoing the sound of the 911 RSR race cars. There are three exhaust system options, two with catalytic converters and mufflers for quieter tracks.
The chassis closely resembles that of the GT3 R, with five-way adjustable dampers from KW and further suspension adjustments using shims. Power goes to the rear wheels via a 6-speed sequential transmission, including a sixth gear for enhanced top speed.
Inside, screens display side camera information, specialized graphics adorn the central display, and a limited-edition number graces the instrument panel. An ambient lighting package adds ambiance. Buyers can choose from seven standard exterior colors and three special designs, like the Flacht Design, paying homage to Porsche Motorsport’s traditional colors.