Porsche headed out to Sebring Raceway in Florida to put its new 2012 911 GT3 RSR race cars to the test ahead of their scheduled racing debut at the 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Three of the US teams running the new 911 GT3 RSRs were in attendance as the race car made its debut: Flying Lizard Motorsports, Paul Miller Racing, and Team Falken Tire. The revamped GT3 RSR race car got plenty of changes to the body for 2012, coming in at almost 2 inches wider than its predecessor.
Powered comes from a 4.0L, six-cylinder boxer engine with 460-hp mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shifters on the steering wheel. Plenty of aerodynamic improvements have also been made to the new 911 GT3 RSR.
“Our customer teams can expect a technically mature, high performance race car with which they will be highly competitive at international long distance races,” assures Hartmut Kristen, Head of Porsche Motorsport. “Our test program on various international race tracks is currently running at full speed. We are very pleased with the car’s performance and drivability.”