The seventh Rennsport Reunion is now taking place in California, and Porsche is recognizing the event with a very special car. For those who are not familiar, the occasion is a celebration of Porsche’s racing heritage. This is the reason the insane 911 GT3 R you see here isn’t allowed on public roads. However, it is also not permitted for GT3 competition. The Porsche 911 GT3 R Rennsport is, to put it simply, insane. Just to be clear, Porsche refers to this as the 911 GT3 R rennsport. That stands in sharp contrast to the automobile, which has no lowercase whatsoever. For instance, there is a normally aspirated 4.2-liter flat-six engine under that enormous rear wing (which needs additional support braces to handle the downforce it generates) It’s borrowed from the GT3 race car, but this isn’t built to GT3-class specifications so it makes 611 horsepower. The engine is tuned to run E25 fuel and gets bespoke pistons and camshafts. The compression ratio is higher, and we can only imagine what it sounds like spinning to 9,400 RPM.
2024 Porsche 911 GT3R rennsport
You can see in the photo collection that when the GT3 R Rennsport is on boil, folks can hear it from a mile away. Porsche left the back of this 911 largely open to reduce weight because there are no regulations for street or GT3 use. Rather of the usual panels and coverings, you now see a variety of mechanical components in motion. For use on tracks with noise limitations, the exhaust system can be either completely open or equipped with mufflers and catalytic converters. With some modest changes, the GT3 R’s six-speed sequential gearbox is fastened on and only drives the rear wheels.
Speaking of wheels, these are custom 18-inch BBS wheels with Michelin rubber that were created especially for this vehicle. When they see a chassis and suspension setup straight from the racing GT3, though Porsche gives the rennsport its own setup from the factory.
The main event in this case may be the body. Only the hood and canopy, according to Porsche, are shared with the GT3 R. The face is inspired by the racer, but the redesigned vents, panels, and fins make it a radical interpretation of the text. The side mirrors are replaced by cameras that send displays into the unique cockpit of the Rennsport as you move further back. The rear wing, which is unmistakably evocative of the classic 935/77, has already been discussed. Porsche really considers the 911 GT3R Rennsport to be the 935’s contemporary replacement.
Porsche sees it as a collector’s item in addition to being a no-compromise performance vehicle. As a result, customers will have a choice between three exterior designs and seven colour variations.
“Porsche has been shaped by its rich history,” said Thorsten Klein, Style Porsche project manager for the GT3 R rennsport. “This is especially true in racing. This has subsequently inspired us, of course, but by no means did we want to produce a copy or an obvious retro paint job. The three options we selected are new interpretations.”
Buyers will have to act fast and spend large to put one of these special 911s in their garage. Porsche is only building 77 GT3 R rennsports, and prices start at $1,046,000.