New Porsche 911 GT3 R revealed at Nurburgring (VIDEO)

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The new 2016 GT3-spec challenger from Porsche, the much anticipated Porsche 911 GT3 R, has been officially revealed at the Nurburging on Friday.

See the official release, linked here.

A first video of the new Porsche 911 GT3 R, which celebrated its world premiere as part of the Nürburgring 24-hour race on May 15, is available for viewing below.

Technical details are below:

Technical description Porsche 911 GT3 R (991)

Single-seat customer race car based on the Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Engine
– Water-cooled six-cylinder boxer engine (rear mounted)
– 4,000 cm3; stroke 81.5 mm; bore 102 mm
– Output: over 368 kW (500 hp) subject to FIA BoP (air restrictor)
– Four-valve technology
– Direct fuel injection
– Dry sump lubrication

Transmission
– Porsche sequential six-speed constant-mesh gearbox
– Mechanical slip differential
– Pneumatic gear-shift activation (paddle shift)

Bodyshell
– Lightweight body featuring intelligent aluminum-steel composite design
– Integrated (welded) roll-cage according to FIA Appendix J
– Removable escape hatch in roof
– Lightweight exterior design:
– CFRP doors, rear cover, rear wing, wheel arches, front and rear fairing
– Polycarbonate glazing
– Removable polycarbonate door windows
– FT3 safety fuel cell, approx. 120 liters, with fuel cut off safety valve in accordance with FIA regulations
– Air jack system (four jacks)

Suspension
– Front axle McPherson strut, adjustable in height, camber and toe
– Wheel hubs with centre-lock wheel nuts
– Adjustable anti-roll bar blades (left and right)
– Power-assisted steering with electro-hydraulic pressure feed
Rear axle
– Multilink independent rear suspension, adjustable in height, camber, toe
– Wheel hubs with center-lock wheel nuts
– Adjustable anti-roll bar blades (left and right)

Brake system
Two separate brake circuits for front and rear axles; adjustable by driver via brake balance bar system
Front axle
– Six-piston aluminum monobloc racing brake caliper
– Ventilated and grooved steel brake disc, D = 380 mm, aluminum disc bell
Rear axle
– Four-piston aluminum monobloc racing brake caliper
– Ventilated and grooved steel brake disc, D = 372 mm, aluminum disc bell

Wheels/tires
Front axle
– One-piece BBS alloy wheels according to Porsche specification and design, 12.0J x 18 offset 17, tire dimension: 300/650-18 front; 13J x 18 offset 37.5, tire dimension: 310/710-18 rear

Electrics
– COSWORTH power module IPS32
– Race ABS
– Traction control

Weight/dimensions
– Total weight: 2,690 lbs/1,220 kg (subject to BoP)
– Overall length: 15.1-feet (4,604 mm)
– Overall width front axle: 6.4-feet (1,975 mm)
– Overall width rear axle: 6.57-feet (2,002 mm)
– Wheelbase: 8.08-feet (2,463 mm)

Car price
$487,000 USD (429,000 Euros plus country-specific VAT)