Designed to meet international FIA GT3 regulations, the GT3 R features a 4.0-liter six-cylinder boxer engine with 480 bhp (353 kW).

Porsche has unveiled the successor to the 911 GT3 Cup S, the 911 GT3 R.

Designed to meet international FIA GT3 regulations, the GT3 R features a 4.0-liter six-cylinder boxer engine with 480 bhp (353 kW). Connected to a six-speed sequential ‘dog' gearbox, power flows to the rear wheels without interruption.

According to Porsche, engineers worked tirelessly to give the GT3 R better drivability and easier handling than the GT3 Cup S. In order to do this, they cut the car's weight to 1,200 kg (2,646 lbs) and increased the engine size by 0.2 liters (which adds 30 bhp). The company also improved the anti-lock brakes (ABS), revised the traction control system, and added an ‘e-gas' function with throttle-blipping.

Besides the performance tweaks, Porsche updated the exterior with wider wheel arches, a revised front end, and LED taillights.

Priced at €279,000 (plus local sales tax/VAT), the 911 GT3 R will go on sale in spring 2010.

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