Well, that’s true enough but as they promised an all new model unveiling for the Los Angeles Motor Show everybody was a bit stumped, until now.
Coming from the same department that gave you the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid, the Germans produced a new racing version of the 911.
It is the “simplified” Porsche 911 GT3 RSR model, a final tribute to their outgoing model of the supercar they’ve been making for a few centuries now.
Meant to race out in the 2012 season, the new 911 racer is the quickest the company made so far and thanks to several tweaks and improvements in aspects that are almost negligible.
The end result is a racing version of the 911 GT3 RSR that develops 460 horsepower from its 4.0 liter boxer engine and, crucially, has a good way to put it down.
The powered is channeled via close ratio six-speed sequential gearbox operated by paddle shifters on the steering wheel column.
A newly updated aerodynamic body kit is the final piece of the jigsaw that is the 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. The new machine is priced at around 700.000 U.S. dollars.
Quite the hefty sum, but then again, you do get a ready to race machine for the the Le Mans 24-hour, the FIA World Endurance Championship, the Le Mans Series, American Le Mans Series or the International GT Open.