Porsche may have introduced an all-new 911 last year, but its racing division is still pushing ahead with the previous generation 997 chassis, adding updates for 2013 including one absolutely massive rear spoiler.
To help keep the 500 hp 4.0-liter flat-six GT3 R competitive, it gains a wider track (front and rear by roughly two inches), while the front wheels also gain roughly an inch more to measure 12-inches wide. In addition, the car’s wheelbase is 10 mm (roughly half an inch) longer than last year’s car. The body, of course, apes these change with wider front and rear fenders, a new diffuser and a hard-to-miss rear spoiler that has been enlarged.
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Overall, Porsche says the package allows for more grip, better downforce and a look that is “considerably brawnier than its predecessor.”
Introduced in 2010, the 911 GT3 R competed in 131 races last year alone with customer teams, winning 41 of them.
Pricing hasn’t been released for the car itself, those looking to update their current machine can do so with a 2013-spec kit priced at $45,500 Euros, or roughly $60,000.