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IMSA: Porsche 911 GT3 R (type 992)

This year, AO Racing is racing the new the Porsche 911 GT3 R (type 992), a high-performance racing car produced by Porsche Motorsport, the motorsport division of Porsche AG. It is the second Porsche race car built on the platform of the newest generation of Porsche 911, the type 992, the first being the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car.

The 911 GT3 R features a lightweight body made of aluminum and carbon fiber, which reduces weight and improves aerodynamics. It is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.2-liter six-cylinder engine that produces around 565 horsepower, depending on the series and regulations.

The car also features a six-speed sequential gearbox, rear-wheel drive, and a racing suspension system with adjustable dampers and anti-roll bars. It has a top speed of over 180 mph (290 km/h) and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in around 2.9 seconds.

The 911 GT3 R is designed for endurance racing, with features such as a large fuel tank, a reinforced chassis, and a cockpit that is optimized for driver comfort and safety. It has been homologated for various racing series around the world, including the IMSA GTD classes, FIA GT3 class, and ADAC GT Masters, among others.

The car has achieved notable success in various racing series, including several wins in the Nürburgring 24 Hours, Spa 24 Hours, and Dubai 24 Hours. It is highly regarded for its balance of performance, reliability, and driver-friendliness, making it a popular choice for privateer teams and professional racing outfits alike.

WEC: 2019 Porsche RSR

Introducing the 2019 Porsche RSR, a true marvel of automotive engineering that combines power, precision, and aerodynamics in a jaw-dropping package. Born from Porsche’s rich racing heritage, the RSR is a track-focused machine that pushes the boundaries of performance, delivering an unrivaled driving experience.  With its sleek and aggressive design, cutting-edge technology, and formidable performance capabilities, the 2019 Porsche RSR is a force to be reckoned with on the track, setting new standards for speed, agility, and endurance.

With the 911 RSR’s predecessor we introduced a change to the concept 911. For the first time, a 911 based race car used a flipped drivetrain. Since this revolution, we have been able to gather countless experiences on tens of thousands of kilometers of racing. Insights that we have applied to the development of the new 911 RSR. The expansion of the boxer engine displacement to 4.2 liters was just the beginning. Countless other improvements – all put through their paces– are hidden under the carbon-fiber reinforced body. Aerodynamically optimized, this lightweight body not only improves the drivability of the 911 RSR even further, it was also designed for quick changeability and thus maximizes efficiency in long-distance races. The six-speed sequential constant-mesh transmission, weight-optimized for our latest generation, features increased stiffness and durability.