This is the view most other competitors will get of Porscheâ€™s latest FIA GT3 contender.
The latest production-based racer from Porsche looks mighty impressive. Packing a 4-litre flat-six producing 480bhp, the 1200kg car carries more aerodynamic devices and bigger wheels than many a GT1 or GT2 car of only a few years ago.
â€œSince we first announced our intention to launch the 911 GT3 R, demand has been huge,â€ said Uwe Brettel, Head of Motorsport Sales.
â€œThe number of GT3 R vehicles we had planned for 2010 is almost sold out.â€ Customer teams from around the world will receive the latest cars in just a month or so. The 911 GT3 R carries a base price of 279,000 euros (plus national VAT) and will be shown to the world for the first time at the January 14 â€“ 17 Autosport International show in Birmingham.
Compared with the outgoing model, the Stuttgart companyâ€™s latest GT3 contender is wider, has a more adjustable rear wing, includes ABS braking and traction control, and has an â€˜e-gasâ€™ with â€˜throttle-blip functionâ€™ accelerator. The latter is designed to â€œhelp pilots familiarise themselves quicker to the new GT3 race vehicleâ€.
Gosh, in this category, if you canâ€™t match the revs to road speed yet, I think youâ€™re going to be in a bit of trouble come the first corner.
As with its predecessor, the new car is based on the homologated, extra-wide-body, street-legal Porsche 911 GT3 RS.