Listen to this article

Porsche has unveiled the 2012 911 GT3 RSR, based on the previous-generation 997-series 911, and the racer is now available for racing teams everywhere for the 2012 season.

The 2012 Porsche RSR features just slightly more output than the 2011 model, with the 4.0 liter, six-cylinder boxer engine now developing 460 PS (338 kW / 454 hp) instead of the previous 455 PS (335 kW / 449 hp). The engine is coupled to a six-speed sequential gearbox operated by paddle shifters on the steering wheel.

A few other details are new for the 2012 edition, such as the diameter of the front wheels, which has now increased by 30 mm to 680 mm, and there's a new ducting of the air intake.

The 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR is specified to race in several series including the Le Mans 24-hour, the FIA World Endurance Championship, the Le Mans Series, American Le Mans Series and the International GT Open.

The 911 GT3 RSR is priced at €498,000, VAT not included.

Gallery: 2012 Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RSR unveiled

Got a tip for us? Email: