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Performance boost for Porsche’s GT2 racing car

25 Apr 2023

Porsche Motorsport has created the next evolution of the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport for its customer teams contesting GT2 championships.

Optimised aerodynamics

Optimised aerodynamics

The update primarily includes extensively optimised aerodynamics, redesigned 18-inch wheels and modified shock absorbers as well as further improved safety features. The underlying technology of the ca. 515 kW (700 PS) racing car remains unchanged and is still based on the high-performance 991-generation 911 GT2 RS sports car powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre flat-six engine.

“With the introduction of the Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport back in 2019, Porsche was one of the trailblazers in the revival of the GT2 class in motorsport,” said Michael Dreiser, Director Sales Porsche Motorsport.

“We still see positive development in this category and want to give our customers the means to continue competing at the top of the GT2 sector with the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport evo-kit.”

The evo-kit

The evo-kit

The evo-kit brings the competitiveness of the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport up to current standard, especially over long distances. The latest configuration stage raced for the first time as part of the European Fanatec GT2 series in Monza, Italy. The SRO championship includes six race weekends each with two races run over approximately 50 minutes.

Extensively revised aerodynamics is the key component of the evolution version. The front section features a new apron with modified air intakes for brake cooling and the diffuser as well as a centrally-mounted radiator at the front. The front lid has been adapted to provide appropriate ventilation. A redesigned front splitter generates more downforce on the front axle. In combination with the new and higher Gurney flap on the rear wing, the aerodynamic balance has also improved. Broadening the front and rear fenders has created more space for wider rims. These have now grown from 10.5 to 12 inches on the front axle and from 12.5 to 13 inches at the rear.

Thanks as well to the new shock absorber setup, tyre wear during the race has been reduced, which in turn facilitates consistently fast lap times. Newly designed side sills also create a visually harmonious flow between the wheels. Significantly larger air outlets in the rear apron offer more efficient ventilation of the rear brakes and engine compartment. This reduces the thermal load on the components, especially at events held in high summer temperatures.

An SRO package includes a quick-fill fuel system and reinforced side impact padding. The new rain lights comply with the requirements of motorsport’s governing body, FIA.

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Six Porsche 911 GT3 R battle for overall victory on the Nordschleife

29 May 2024
Six Porsche 911 GT3 R battle for overall victory on the Nordschleife

Porsche’s customer teams and the 911 GT3 R have already given a demonstration of their force in the so-called 'Qualifiers' in mid-April. Falken Motorsports celebrated two victories, while Manthey EMA finished both races on the podium. Moreover, Dinamic GT, Lionspeed GP and Herberth Motorsport will each field one ca. 415 kW (565 PS) GT3 racer from Weissach.

“We began preparing for 2024 straight after last year’s 24-hour race,” said Sebastian Golz, Project Manager Porsche 911 GT3 R.

“We worked hard alongside the manufacturers to understand last year’s tyre damage. After in-depth analyses, we applied the appropriate measures. The start of the 2024 season showed that we did a good job together. Our teams and drivers are happy with the vehicle balance. Now we need to sort out the race procedures and focus on getting through the race without making any mistakes. Lap time performance alone is not the main priority. Teamwork, managing overtaking in a big field of 130 cars, the right tyre choice for different conditions and ensuring that the driver feels good in the car will be the keys to success.”

The commitment of Porsche customer teams goes far beyond participation in the top SP9 class for GT3 vehicles. Thirty-nine other racing cars from the German manufacturer are registered in ten different classes. This means that Porsche has by far the largest contingent of entries in the race. The most popular model is the 911 GT3 Cup, 14 of which will compete in the dedicated Cup2 category.

“Porsche is again clearly the most well-represented brand at the Nürburgring 24-hour race this year. This shows that we continue to enjoy high trust among our partners and customers and that our products are well established on the market,” said Michael Dreiser, Director Sales Porsche Motorsport.

“I’m confident that the six Porsche 911 GT3 R will perform strongly against the tough competition in the top SP9 class. The customer teams are extremely professional with first-class drivers crewing all the cars. Our customers will undoubtedly deliver some gripping racing in other categories too, like in the fiercely competitive Cup2 class with the 911 GT3 Cup and the Cup3 class with the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport.”

Jameel Motorsport and Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation launch GR Saudi Driving School Future Co-Driver Program

05 May 2024
Jameel Motorsport and Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation launch GR Saudi Driving School Future Co-Driver Program

As part of its commitment to nurturing sporting talent in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jameel Motorsport in collaboration with the Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation, launched the GR Saudi Driving School Future Co-Driver Program. This initiative is set to discover the next generation of professional co-drivers who will partake in cross-country rallies, bolstering Saudi Arabia's presence on the regional and international motorsports stages.


30 Apr 2024

Formula E and the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) have today revealed the next generation of race car, the new all-electric GEN3 Evo, capable of 0-60mph in 1.82s.

Leveraging a roster of innovative technical upgrades, the GEN3 Evo unveiled at H.S.H Prince Albert II’s Private Car Collection will debut in Season 11 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship where some of the world’s greatest manufacturers and drivers race wheel-to-wheel in iconic locations around the globe.

Developed by specialists from Formula E and the FIA, the latest GEN3 Evo edition marks a significant leap in electric racing technology, with acceleration 0-60mph 30% faster than a current F1 car, and 36% faster than the GEN3 car.

Capable of accelerating nearly a full second faster than its predecessor – the GEN3 – that was the world’s first race car designed for street racing, it sets an even higher standard in performance, sustainability, and efficiency. The GEN3 Evo serves as a formidable ambassador for the future of motorsport, embodying cutting-edge advancements and a commitment to environmental responsibility.