In 1998 Porsche finally put the air-cooled flat-6 cylinder engine to rest. The last of the air-cooled 911s (993) left Weissach, and the assembly lines in Stuttgart. The 996 was the new 911, and its chassis was the GT car for the future of Porsche Motorsport. Every component of the 996 was new; chassis, bodywork, gearbox, engine, suspension, engine management, and cooling system. At the time of launch, the new GT3 R was made to the current ACO rules for the GT category in 1999.
The 3.6 litre six cylinder engine develops in excess of 400 bhp and drives through a GT2 six-speed gearbox equipped with external cooling, pressurized lubrication, and a limited slip differential. The carbon fibre bodywork, combining light-weight and strength, makes maximum use of current aerodynamic principles to provide excellent grip with minimum drag.
The chassis of the 911 GT3 R came completely equipped with the necessary components to comply with current sanctioning body regulations. Fitted, from the factory, with a fuel cell, externally adjustable shock absorbers, spherical bearings at suspension mounting points, electric power steering, and 380 mm, four pistons/caliper brakes the car was in many respects unbeatable on the track, winning its class in every arena it entered.
Manufactured in 2000, chassis WPOZZZ99ZYS692090 was used in two Belcar events for Team M1 Cub-Renstal Excelsion before arriving in Le Mans of June that year to be driven by Philippe Verellen, Rudi Penders and Kurt Dujardyn. Between 2001 and 2003 the car remained in RTM Belcar control before changing hands to S&P Racing Belcar (run by FG Motorsport Services). After a rebuild in 2007 for the Dunlop Maxx Endurance series the car was rented to McDonalds Racing for the 2008 and 2009 series. In 2010 McDonalds Racing bought the car adjusting the body to a 997 shape but all 996 body parts were retained with the car. The engine is now a 3.9 2004 RSR engine which produces 440hp and 442nm of torque and having been mated to a 2002 RS manual 6-speed gearbox , now has a sequential gearbox fitted at a cost of over €30,000. One of the few cars with the NG-T Le Mans specification with all Porsche attestations present, this is a special car and having just had a full body restoration in 2016 bringing it back to its original 996 Le Mans specification at a cost of €20,000 it is in immaculate condition. Please note that all spare parts will be delivered to new owner once sold.
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