Porsche has introduced its latest ultra-exclusive version of the 911 sports car that’s so wild that it’s not only illegal to be driven on public roads but also illegal by FIA competition rules. Behold the 911 GT3 R Rennsport, a limited-production track tool that is based on Porsche’s GT3 race car. The jaw-dropping automotive creation was revealed at the Rennsport Reunion 7 which is underway in California. Returning for the first time since 2018, the four-day extravaganza held at Laguna Seca is meant to celebrate everything Porsche and the brand’s iconic racing history. Coming back to the bonkers track beast, it’s a fully de-restricted, uncorked version of Porsche’s latest GT3 race car with design elements that evoke classic Porsche race cars. One of the highlights is the massive rear wing that clearly indicates that the 911 it’s fitted to has a larger-than-life character.
A stunning Porsche 911 sadly you can’t drive to your office
The fact that the GT3 Rennsport is based on Porsche’s GT3 race car clearly tells you that it was never meant to be road-legal. However, Porsche also chose not to be restricted by the strict Balance of Performance rules all GT3 cars have to comply with to race in FIA or IMSA events like Le Mans or the Daytona 24. These stifling regulations basically decide how light a car can be, the gearing that can be used, and how much horsepower and aero is permitted. Since the 911 GT3 Rennsport doesn’t need to follow the rules, it’s an absolute track monster that features a crazy design worthy of being a proper pin-up poster material.
Powering the Rennsport is Porsche’s 4.2-liter naturally aspirated flat-six that generates 611hp, 55hp more than the GT3 racer. Additionally, the direct injection is specifically tuned to run on E25 bioethanol and eFuel, along with regular gasoline.
The power is sent to the rear wheels via a sequential six-speed gearbox that can be operated using paddle shifters on the steering wheel. The 6th gear has a different ratio than that on the GT3 R, making the Rennsport 12mph faster on the top end. The exhaust system can be had either fully open or fitted with mufflers and catalytic converters for use on tracks with noise restrictions.
The entire bodywork is made out of carbon fiber, making the GT3 R Rennsport exceptionally light. However, it’s the aero package of the track car that makes it truly exceptional. Only the front hood has carried over from the GT3 car; every other panel is bespoke. Not only the front cooling ducts and aero fins have been reprofiled for lower drag, but the door mirrors have been replaced with cameras. However, it’s the massive rear wing that attracts all the attention.
It is designed to evoke the styling of the iconic Porsche 935/77 endurance racer. The GT3 R Rennsport will be offered in a range of liveries inspired by Porsche’s heritage, including retro Star Ruby and Signal Orange shades. Only 77 units will be made, each priced at around $1 million.