The motoring industry has done it again. Ok, not the motoring industry in general, but the performance and street-racing car manufacturing industry: They’ve launched yet another car with so many letters and numbers in its name that by the time you’re done trying to remember how to say all the letters and numbers in the correct order, you’ve forgotten what car you’re even talking about!
This time the car in question is the brand new, fabulously fast Porsche ’997′ 911 GT3 RSR. Phew, quite a mouthful. Now catch your breath and read on:
Developed by Porsche in response to increasingly stiff competition from such illustrious marques as Ferrari and Panoz, the GT3′s 3.8 litre 6-cylinder Boxer engine delivers 485hp at 8 400rpm, while its maximum torque is 435 Nm at 7 250rpm.
With the release of the GT3, Porsche is hoping to kick some major ‘Le Mans’ 24 hour racing butt in America next year. According to them, the GT3 is the ‘best race car (Porsche) can build’ in terms of ‘the existing sports car GT class rules’.
The car is due to be available around the world in time for the 2007 racing season.
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