With most of the focus and expectation on Nobuhiro ‘Monster’ Tajima’s first ever electric powered run at Pikes Peak, his competitors were left in peace to concentrate on breaking Tajima’s 2011 record time of 9:51.278.
For the 2012 season Porsche have upgraded the 911 GT3 R, adding a further 20 bhp (now 493 bhp), providing quicker steering wheel mounted paddle-shifts, a softer anti-roll bar on the front axle to reduce understeer and an automatic throttle blip control, making it almost impossible to miss a gear and over-rev the engine. The 911 GT3 R remains based on the 997 platform rather than the latest 991.
Porsche electrifies the Boxster
BMW snatches Nürburgring 24 hours victory
Nico Hulkenberg tests the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid around the Nordschleife
Volkswagen to enter three gas-powered Sciroccos to Nürburgring 24-hours next month.
Porsche’s 2010 GT3 series contender is launched at the Autosport International show.
Porsche’s new GT3 R racer gains more power but also drivability.