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    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    "Lucas Scarfone film on his Porsche 911 GT3 Touring in Forest Green Metallic...  E0F26BDD-E91B-4EF4-964B-7C4204B9E420.gif

    "This 911 GT3 Touring goes far beyond being a mere car -- it embodies a culmination of passion, a lifetime of work, and a serves as a vessel for memories. With over 35,000kms driven at the time of filming and 43,000kms as of now, these kilometers represent much more than just distance covered. Instead, they represent a profound collection of meaningful memories, reflecting the life, work, relationships, and experiences of a loving father. In these heartfelt stories lies a reminder of the reasons behind our pursuits and the true essence of passion in our lives."

    Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?WoScA1SaQHA

    ...thanks and credit to Lucas Scarfone and Porsche! Smiley

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    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    Porsche 911 S/T: the best of everything

    911 S/T front

    ► The 911 S/T has the engine of GT3 RS
    ► More lightness than a T
    ► But only 1963 made

    You’re looking at the 911 S/T, the purest interpretation of the 911 you can buy from Stuttgart.

    Featuring the lightness of the T badge, the power of the GT3 RS’ naturally aspirated boxer, and the gearbox of the ‘standard’ GT3, it’s a 992 crafted purely for driving enjoyment. The only catch? It’s been built to commemorate the 911’s 60th birthday, so just 1963 examples will be made. 

    The best of both 

    The 911 S/T borrows the beating heart of the GT3 RS for one of the highest-revving 911s on the road. The flat-six behind the driver puts out 525PS like the RS, and had a redline of 9000rpm. 

    Instead of the PDK, here it’s mounted to a short-ratio manual ‘box for far more driving engagement. The transmission itself is also geared towards lightness; Stuttgart engineers have developed a lightweight clutch especially for this model, with 10.5kg shed for improved performance on both the stopwatch and the weighing scales. 

    Adding lightness

    The front bonnet, roof, front wrings and doors are all made from carbonfibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) to keep weight down, and inside you’ll find a lightweight roll cage, anti-roll bar and shear panel. The battery has been swapped to a more compact lithium-ion unit, while lightweight glass has also replaced the standard panes. The 911 S/T runs on lightweight centre-locking magnesium wheels, but unlike many other models in the range, this 991 doesn’t have clever rear-wheel steering; it’s been removed in the pursuit of further weight savings. There’s also less noise insulation here than the standard card, so you’ll get the full spectrum of the howling flat-six behind you. 

    The result? The 911 S/T weighs just 1380kg, making it 40kg lighter than the GT3 Touring, and the lightest of the 992s so far. 0-62mph comes in just 3.7 seconds, with a top speed 186mph arriving later – but this car is all about the corners, not the straight. point to point stuff.

    What else is there? 

    The S/T’s body has been tuned for road-used rather than out and out track performance, and that means it looks relatively restrained compared the GT3 RS, for example. There’s a gurney flap on the extending rear wing, and that’s pretty much it. 

    The black version shown in our pics looks relatively like a GT3 Touring – save for a special ST badge and tweaked radiator cover – but you can also tick a box for a more obvious Heritage Design package. Shod in Shoreblue Metallic paint, it features a starting number like the previously seen Heritage 911, and also uses the classic Porsche crest that adorned the very first 911. 

    How much will it cost? 

    It’ll cost £231,600, with first deliveries expected later this year.

    Link: https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-news/first-official-pictures/porsche/911st/


    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    First Look: Porsche 911 S/T - Ultimate 911 with GT3 RS Power...  E0F26BDD-E91B-4EF4-964B-7C4204B9E420.gif 

    Video by BBC Top Gear 

    Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?cSTw33llAKE

    ...thanks and credit to Andreas Preuninger and his team at Porsche! Smiley

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    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    New Porsche 911 S/T revealed: is this the best modern 911?  E0F26BDD-E91B-4EF4-964B-7C4204B9E420.gif

    A car built not for lap times but for 'sheer driving pleasure'... with a 4.0-litre that revs like a sports bike

    (01 Aug 2023)

    Porsche 911 S/T revealed 2023

    Porsche 911 S/T revealed 2023

    Porsche 911 S/T revealed 2023

    When Andreas Preuninger - the boss of Porsche’s GT Line cars - gets this enthusiastic, he’s pretty hard to ignore. Not that you’d ever want to.

    “Honestly, I can’t wait for you to drive it. I know we’re not supposed to, but just switch it on for a moment and rev it. Now feel the gearshift. Good, eh?”

    We’re not supposed to switch the car on because we’re in a studio, but even static, ‘good’ is doing a lot of heavy lifting. Because the manual gearshift is only about two inches long, and the engine revs like a sports bike. The urge to just charge the thing through the doors and out onto the road is … strong. The ergonomics are perfect, and although the standard seats are uncompromising-looking carbon buckets (Sports Seats are a no-cost option), it feels and sounds vaguely and weirdly like a Carrera GT. But this is ‘just’ a 911. Mind you, it might just be the best one yet. Welcome to the Porsche 911 S/T.

    Ok, so there are more than a few special edition 911s currently gambolling around in the world, from Dakar to Sport Classic, but the S/T is probably something of a first among equals. Designed by Porsche as a present to itself on the 60th anniversary of the 911 (there’s 1,963 planned in honour of the birth year), the S/T revives a grand old name from 1969 when a 911 S was sprinkled with a touch of motorsport fairy dust to become the S/T - a fearsome competition car that did without the aid of big wings and hefty aero. A kind of beautiful Frankenstein’s monster, the S/T was a competition car, but not prolific. You can identify them via a little supplier quirk; they tended to have Minilite rear wheels because Fuchs didn’t make a rim wide enough to satisfy the engineer’s choice of tyre.

    Still, the modern S/T follows the same path, though with much more modern vim. Mounted in the back is the naturally-aspirated, 521bhp 4.0-litre boxer from the GT3 RS coupled to that short-ratio manual (with shorter cogs than a GT3). There are no big wings bar a short Gurney flap on the electric rear spoiler, which itself doesn’t raise quite as high as other 911s.

    The rear-wheel steer system is ditched to save weight and complexity, and the bonnet, front wings, ‘cage, rear anti-roll bars and shear panel underneath are all carbonfibre. The wheels are centrelock and magnesium, the glass thinned to shave precious pounds. Even the battery has been on a diet, and now consists of a lightweight race-style lithium-ion unit. Cobble all this together with the slim carbon bucket seats along with weight savings from the powertrain and clutch, and the S/T becomes the lightest production 911. With a kerbweight of 1,380kg, it’s 40kg lighter than a manual GT3 Touring.

    But a lightweight clutch and single-mass flywheel (they save nearly 11kg on their own) apparently make the S/T a little more tricky to drive than a standard 911. And it's then you start to realise that this isn’t a car for lap times, but as Porsche puts it ‘a highly puristic sports car dedicated to sheer driving pleasure… on winding country roads’. So a B-road blaster rather than a track refugee, designed for delicacy and feedback rather than pure numbers.

    Although, saying that, it’s not slow - 0-62 in 3.7 and 186mph top end is enough. Sound familiar? One of the greatest recent-years 911s has to be the proto-iconic 911 R from 2016, and although Preuninger is keen to point out that the S/T isn’t a follow-up or son-of, there are definite familial resemblances. And that was one hell of a car.

    So what we have here is Porsche offering up an antidote to the anaesthetic of the pure speed you get from something like an electric Taycan Turbo S with a car that doesn’t try to compete on the numbers and seduces with experiences. It sounds very much like this might be the best modern Porsche 911 for drivers.

    And when asked whether he thinks the S/T might be the ultimate modern Porsche 911, Preuninger’s answer is pretty definitive. “I don’t think it is… I know it is…” And that’s enough for us.

    Link: https://www.topgear.com/car-news/first-look/new-porsche-911-st-revealed-best-modern-911

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    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    Porsche 911 S/T - 60 years of the Porsche 911...  E0F26BDD-E91B-4EF4-964B-7C4204B9E420.gif 

    Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDFoVxuutt4

    ...thanks to Andreas Preuninger and team at Porsche! Smiley

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    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    The new Porsche 911 S/T: purist special-edition model marks 60th anniversary of the 911

    Porsche 911 S/T with Heritage Design Package and Porsche 911 S/T, 2023, Porsche AG

    02/08/2023

    Porsche is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the 911 with a special edition built for maximum driving enjoyment: in a limited run of 1,963 examples, the Porsche 911 S/T offers lightweight design and a purist driving experience. For the first time, the high-revving engine from the 911 GT3 RS delivers its power to the road via a manual gearbox and lightweight clutch.

    To mark the special anniversary of the iconic 911 sports car, the engineers in Weissach have designed a highly purist sports car dedicated to sheer driving enjoyment: the 911 S/T. The exclusive anniversary model unites the strengths of the 911 GT3 with Touring Package and the 911 GT3 RS and delivers a unique combination of agility and driving dynamics. It combines the naturally aspirated, 386 kW (525 PS, 911 GT3 RS: Fuel consumption* combined (WLTP) 13.4 l/100 km, CO₂ emissions* combined (WLTP) 305 g/km) 4.0-litre boxer engine from the 911 GT3 RS with a short-ratio manual transmission. This is complemented by a resolutely lightweight construction and a running-gear setup optimised for agility and drivability. The 911 S/T weighs just 1,380 kilograms (DIN kerb weight, incl. all fluids), making it the lightest model of the 992 generation. The optional Heritage Design Package draws inspiration from the racing version of the 911 S from the late 1960s and early 1970s.

    The design of the anniversary model incorporated GT and motorsport expertise from Porsche. This is reflected in its particularly nimble and agile handling, which is designed for maximum driving enjoyment on winding country roads. The reduction of rotating mass both in the engine as well as the wheels and brakes ensures particularly dynamic responsiveness. The S/T responds to driver commands instantaneously. Every steering movement, every ounce of pressure on the accelerator or brake is implemented immediately and with pinpoint precision. Unlike the 911 GT3 RS, the focus of the development of the 911 S/T has been not on track use, but rather for journeys on public roads.

    Porsche 911 S/T with Heritage Design Package and Porsche 911 S/T, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 S/T and Porsche 911 S/T with Heritage Design Package

    The name marks out the new 911 S/T as the descendant of a particularly performance-focused version of the first 911 generation. From 1969, Porsche offered a special race version of the 911 S. Internally, these vehicles were called 911 ST. Modifications to the chassis, wheels, engine and body significantly improved acceleration, braking, traction and cornering grip. Large spoilers and other aerodynamic aids were not yet used in these models. The new 911 S/T takes up the spirit of the original 911 S (ST) and transfers it to the current model generation of the Porsche 911. The anniversary model combines elements of the 911 GT3 RS with the body of the 911 GT3 with Touring Package and supplements it with lightweight components specially developed for the 911 S/T. The result is a unique driving experience within the 911 GT portfolio.

    Lightweight construction from the wings to the clutch

    Among other measures, the 911 S/T achieves its particularly agile and direct handling through consistent lightweight design. The front bonnet, roof, front wings and the doors with their striking inlets are made of lightweight carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP). The same applies to the roll cage, rear axle anti-roll bar and shear panel (stiffening element on the rear axle). Porsche also fits the anniversary model with magnesium wheels, the PCCB system, a lithium-ion starter battery and lightweight glass, all as standard. With reduced insulation, the omission of rear-axle steering and weight savings in the powertrain, the 911 S/T achieves a DIN kerb weight of just 1,380 kg. This makes the car, optimised for a fast-road setup, a further 40 kg lighter than a manual 911 GT3 Touring.

    Porsche 911 S/T, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 S/T, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 S/T, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 S/T, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 S/T, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 S/T, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 S/T, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 S/T, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche engineers developed a new lightweight clutch exclusively for the 911 S/T. In conjunction with a single-mass flywheel, it reduces the weight of the rotating mass by 10.5 kg. This noticeably improves the responsiveness of the naturally aspirated boxer engine, which now builds revs with especially bracing speed and directness. Coupled with a six-speed manual transmission with a shorter gear ratio than on the 911 GT3, the high-revving engine in the 911 S/T delivers even more immediacy in its dynamics. It propels the 911 S/T to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds. It achieves a top speed of 300 km/h. The exhilarating driving experience is heightened by the compelling soundscape of the standard lightweight sports exhaust system. The 911 S/T is the only 911 of the current generation to combine a double-wishbone front-axle design with a multi-link rear axle without rear-axle steering. The dampers and control systems were tuned accordingly.

    The aerodynamics of the 911 S/T are also optimised for the public road rather than the racing track. The anniversary model is equipped as standard with a Gurney flap on the extending rear spoiler. Standard equipment also includes 20-inch (front) and 21-inch (rear) lightweight centre-locking magnesium wheels. Ultra-high-performance 255/35 ZR 20 tyres, meanwhile, ensure a high level of mechanical grip at the front of the car. On the rear, the 911 S/T features 315/30 ZR 21 tyres. CFRP full bucket seats come as standard. The four-way-adjustable Sports Seat Plus is available at no extra charge. The instrument cluster and the clock of the Sport Chrono package are finished in a classic green Porsche colour scheme.

    Heritage Design Package

    The 911 S/T is offered with an optional exclusive Heritage Design Package. The new exterior colour Shoreblue Metallic and the wheel rim colour Ceramica are exclusively available for this particularly elegant variant. On the doors, a starting number from 0 to 99 as well as a decorative foil can be applied on request. The classic-design Porsche crest from the original 911 that adorns the front, the hub caps, the steering wheel, the headrests and the car key underscores the historic roots of the 911 S/T. The interior also features cloth seat centers in Classic Cognac with black pinstripes, which are another homage to heritage. Two-tone semi-aniline leather trim in Black/Classic Cognac leather with extensive leather surrounds, a roof lining in perforated Dinamica, and other elements from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur round out the package. The Porsche logo and the 911 S/T model designation on the rear of the car are in Gold.

    Porsche 911 S/T with Heritage Design Package, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 S/T with Heritage Design Package, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 S/T with Heritage Design Package, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 S/T with Heritage Design Package, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 S/T with Heritage Design Package, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 S/T with Heritage Design Package, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 S/T with Heritage Design Package, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 S/T with Heritage Design Package, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche Design is exclusively offering customers of the 911 S/T the Chronograph 1 – 911 S/T. Featuring a titanium case, uncoated and blasted for weight-saving reasons, this exclusive timepiece goes all in on the lightweight design principle of the new purist 911 special edition.

    Porsche 911 S/T with Heritage Design Package, Chronograph 1 - 911 S/T, 2023, Porsche AG

    Chronograph 1 – 911 S/T

    The heart of the chronograph is the Porsche Design WERK 01.240 with its COSC certification and flyback function. It is operated with a rotor in the design of the magnesium wheel of the 911 S/T.

    Porsche 911 S/T with Heritage Design Package, 2023, Porsche AG

    Link: https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/2023/products/porsche-911-s-t-world-premiere-60-years-911-33363.html


    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    "Among other measures, the 911 S/T achieves its particularly agile and direct handling through consistent lightweight design. The front bonnet, roof, front wings and the doors with their striking inlets are made of lightweight carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP). The same applies to the roll cage, rear axle anti-roll bar and shear panel (stiffening element on the rear axle). Porsche also fits the anniversary model with magnesium wheels, the PCCB system, a lithium-ion starter battery and lightweight glass, all as standard. With reduced insulation, the omission of rear-axle steering and weight savings in the powertrain, the 911 S/T achieves a DIN kerb weight of just 1,380 kg. This makes the car, optimised for a fast-road setup, a further 40 kg lighter than a manual 911 GT3 Touring."

    That is actually pretty impressive considering the official DIN kerb weight of the 997.2 GT3 RS was only 1,370 kg (please correct me) before any weight saving options like PCCB or lithium battery.


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    If I don't fly, I drive my .:RS :)


    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    Porsche 911 S/T preview by PistonHeads with Andreas Preuninger...  E0F26BDD-E91B-4EF4-964B-7C4204B9E420.gif 

    Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSnKkQN2G-A

    ...thanks again to Andreas Preuninger and team at Porsche! Smiley

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    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    Porsche 911 S/T - 60 years of the Porsche 911  E0F26BDD-E91B-4EF4-964B-7C4204B9E420.gif 

    Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTi50jdcx3s

    ...thanks to Andreas Preuninger and team at Porsche! Smiley

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    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    Porsche 911 S/T preview by AutoBiId with Andreas Preuninger...  E0F26BDD-E91B-4EF4-964B-7C4204B9E420.gif 

    Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvOm2EfLzyA

    ...thanks to Andreas Preuninger and team at Porsche! Smiley

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    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    Chris Harris drives Porsche 911K by Tuthill...  E0F26BDD-E91B-4EF4-964B-7C4204B9E420.gif 

    "In its dynamic debut on camera, the concept, build and performance of the sensational Tuthill Porsche 911K is revealed in this adrenaline-packed new film. This lightweight bespoke sports car uses a vast amount of carbon-fibre to keep weight to a minimum, while a 3.1-litre flat-six engine with a rev limit of 11,000rpm produces around 350bhp, giving it an incredible power-to-weight ratio.

    With a furious soundtrack and visceral driving experience as the rev counter needle spins towards 11,000rpm, its maker Richard Tuthill likens the purist character of the car to a four-wheeled motorbike... Tuthill 911K at just 846kg represents an astonishing achievement at just half the weight.

    Richard Tuthill has already been quoted as stating that the 911K could be made even lighter with more extreme weight-saving; potentially even below the 800kg mark – so it seems that this new take on what a lightweight Porsche can be has a very exciting future for enthusiasts."

    ...TURN UP THE VOLUME! Smiley

    Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AndH7Xm3ds0

    ...thanks to Chris Harris and Richard Tuthill... and Porsche! Smiley

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    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    Didn’t know where to post this but wanted to share it. The parking ticket really completes the look indecision

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    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    My god, I think I would start salivating if I came across such a beauty...


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    Porsche, separates Le Mans from Le Boys


    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    Boxster Coupe GTS:

    Chris Harris drives Porsche 911K by Tuthill...  E0F26BDD-E91B-4EF4-964B-7C4204B9E420.gif 

    "In its dynamic debut on camera, the concept, build and performance of the sensational Tuthill Porsche 911K is revealed in this adrenaline-packed new film. This lightweight bespoke sports car uses a vast amount of carbon-fibre to keep weight to a minimum, while a 3.1-litre flat-six engine with a rev limit of 11,000rpm produces around 350bhp, giving it an incredible power-to-weight ratio.

    With a furious soundtrack and visceral driving experience as the rev counter needle spins towards 11,000rpm, its maker Richard Tuthill likens the purist character of the car to a four-wheeled motorbike... Tuthill 911K at just 846kg represents an astonishing achievement at just half the weight.

    Richard Tuthill has already been quoted as stating that the 911K could be made even lighter with more extreme weight-saving; potentially even below the 800kg mark – so it seems that this new take on what a lightweight Porsche can be has a very exciting future for enthusiasts."

    ...TURN UP THE VOLUME! Smiley

    Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AndH7Xm3ds0

    ...thanks to Chris Harris and Richard Tuthill... and Porsche! Smiley

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    Chris is getting fat like the 992 !!!  Does anybody know if these tuthill are actually reliable if you pound it???  and what is the price?  thanks

     


    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    First Drive: Porsche 911 S/T - Ultimate 911 with GT3 RS Power...  E0F26BDD-E91B-4EF4-964B-7C4204B9E420.gif 

    Video by BBC Top Gear 

    Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?yDpABJHzxT0

    ...thanks and credit to Andreas Preuninger and his team at Porsche! Smiley

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    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    Porsche 911 S/T - is it Porsche’s greatest 911 yet? E0F26BDD-E91B-4EF4-964B-7C4204B9E420.gif 

    Video by Autocar

    Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?A36tmR0QVKI

    ...thanks again and credit to Andreas Preuninger and his team at Porsche! Smiley

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    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    Porsche 911 S/T - parts bin or perfect? E0F26BDD-E91B-4EF4-964B-7C4204B9E420.gif 

    Video by Smoking Tire

    Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?QTJmBPjxncs

    ...all due credit to Andreas Preuninger and his team at Porsche! Smiley

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    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    First Drive: Porsche 911 S/T including a chat with Andreas Preuninger E0F26BDD-E91B-4EF4-964B-7C4204B9E420.gif 

    Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?xsQ2xdtli2k

    ...thanks to Andreas Preuninger and his team at Porsche! Smiley

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    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    F1 Beyond The Grid Podcast - "Adrian Newey: Legendary F1 Designer" E0F26BDD-E91B-4EF4-964B-7C4204B9E420.gif 

    "Adrian Newey is one of the greatest Formula 1 designers of all time. During his time at Williams, McLaren and Red Bull Racing, Newey’s cars have won 12 Constructors’ titles and seven different drivers have become World Champion in his masterpieces. More than 40 years on from the start of his career, he’s created the championship-winning Red Bull that has completely obliterated its opposition and ripped up the history books in 2023... Adrian explains the thought-processes he goes through when designing an F1 car. He reflects on how and when his passion for designing began, where his competitiveness comes from, and why he’s had so much success over a long period of time."

    04:16 – What motivates Adrian Newey?
    09:54 – Influence of Adrian’s father
    20:19 – Understanding 'ground effect' 
    26:13 – How does Adrian design F1 cars?
    30:59 – Why the 2023 Red Bull is so good
    44:03 – Adrian’s World Champions
    56:51 – Approaches from Ferrari
    1:02:01 – Any retirement plans?

    ...get yourself a beverage and sit back and enjoy the full 1 hour and 6 minutes!  C7BEAB03-A272-4B0C-AF73-D01AEAA5AA36.gif

    Podcast link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?tnIn_x2SZLQ

    ...thanks to Adrian Newey on his Rennteam debut! Smiley

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    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    Porsche 911 S/T first drive by AutoBiId...  E0F26BDD-E91B-4EF4-964B-7C4204B9E420.gif  (in German)

    Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnMdJwN0k9k

    ...thanks again to Andreas Preuninger and team at Porsche! Smiley

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    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    I thought it was just a Porsche parts bin job on the GT3 touring but I kind of like it….


    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    The new R


    Re: Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos)

    ***** New Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport ... 4.2 litre flat-six engine ... 620hp ... 9,400rpm *****  E0F26BDD-E91B-4EF4-964B-7C4204B9E420.gif

    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, Rennsport Reunion, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, California, 2023, Porsche AG

    (29 September 2023)

    Porsche will be presenting a spectacular circuit car for sports car enthusiasts and collectors at Rennsport Reunion 7 to be held at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

    The 911 GT3 R rennsport with a power output of up to 456 kW (620 PS) is based on the new 911 GT3 R of the current 992 generation. The limited-edition tracktool is the result of a design-oriented approach and benefits technically from the freedoms that go beyond motorsport regulations. The international Porsche meeting will take place on the Californian racing track from 28 September to 1 October. More than 80,000 visitors are expected to attend the four-day event.

    One of the special features of this unique collector’s item, which is limited to 77 units, is the distinctively designed body. The Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport combines the powerful appearance of a high-performance competition car with modern design elements. At the same time, it hails back to the sports car manufacturer's motorsport history without drifting into a retro look. Elementary performance factors of the original GT3 model, such as air resistance and aerodynamic downforce remain largely untouched. As a thoroughbred racing car, the form of the 911 GT3 R rennsport continues to follow function – but it does that in an extremely emotional and attractive way.

    Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, Rennsport Reunion, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, California, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, Rennsport Reunion, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, California, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, Rennsport Reunion, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, California, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, Rennsport Reunion, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, California, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, Rennsport Reunion, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, California, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, Rennsport Reunion, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, California, 2023, Porsche AG

    Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, Rennsport Reunion, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, California, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, Rennsport Reunion, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, California, 2023, Porsche AG

    "The new Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport offers the experience of driving a nine-eleven-based racing car in what is probably the most primal form," Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President Motorsport, emphasises. "It gives you goose bumps whenever you look at it and it combines the finest motorsport technology with a design language that is typical of Porsche. With its exceptional performance, the 911 GT3 R rennsport makes our brand’s history both tangible and audible. It is only fitting that we will be presenting it to Porsche’s large fan community at Rennsport Reunion 7 in Laguna Seca. This is an exclusive offer to our customers that really knows only one limit: the limited edition of 77 units."

    Thomas Laudenbach, Vice President Porsche Motorsport, IMSA, Road America, 2023, Porsche AG

    Thomas Laudenbach

    This extraordinary sports car was designed by Grant Larson and Thorsten Klein from the Style Porsche team. "The 911 GT3 R rennsport will take its place as the logical successor to the modern Porsche 935. While the 935 was technically based on the near-standard 911 GT2 RS Clubsport, the 911 GT3 R rennsport uses the current 911 GT3 R of the 992 generation as its basis. Beneath the extensively redesigned carbon skin is a thoroughbred racing car," Larson emphasises. The American was Director Special Projects at Style Porsche for 14 years. Together with Thorsten Klein he is responsible for the individual, one-off vehicles of Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. Thorsten Klein adds: "We have given the limited edition model a little more width and have visually stretched the length, while at the same time it sits very low on beautifully designed wheels. This gives it perfect proportions and makes it look even more spectacular."

    Distinctive design with powerful charisma and a broad rear end

    Generally speaking, only the bonnet and the roof were taken over from the standard GT3 R. All other body elements have been changed. Larson and his team have adopted most of the aerodynamically optimised geometry of the vehicle's nose, including its cooling air intakes and ducts. The designers have also set visual accents in the area around the side fins and flics. They are now framed by a side cowl and protected against damage caused by external impact. The radically modified shape of the air intake and outlet panels of the front wheel arches underscores the more self-confident appearance. Conventional exterior mirrors have been eliminated and replaced by a digital equivalent. A system consisting of three cameras integrated into the outer skin of the vehicle and monitors in the cockpit now perform this task.

    Modifications to the racing car’s rear end have a particularly distinctive character. The huge rear wing is the dominant component facing the airflow. Its design is reminiscent of that of the legendary Brumos Porsche 935/77, with which the American Peter Gregg, together with the Dutchman Toine Hezemans and the German Rolf Stommelen, took the seventh overall victory for a Porsche at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1978.

    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, 2023, Porsche AG

    The bold interpretation at the rear end develops a visual impact that is also reflected in the downforce numbers: to ensure that the load on the horizontal elements remains within the limits defined in the standard, they have been provided with two additional vertical supports. In terms of their function, they are reminiscent of the Porsche 962 Le Mans racing car and thus bridge the gap between past and present. A light bar consisting of fine LED strips, which now incorporate illuminated letters of the Porsche lettering, characterise the overall wider rear section. One level lower, the largely open rear apron dispenses with grille covers and panelling for weight reasons. This provides a clear view of the technical components behind it and therefore also the exhaust system with its centrally positioned twin tailpipes.

    The particular design claim of the 911 GT3 R rennsport is also reflected in the slightly modified interior. The monitors of the two fender-mounted exterior cameras blend harmoniously into the interior on each side. Special graphics for the splash screen of the central display and the limited edition number on the instrument panel have been given the shapes of the racing car, while ambient lighting adopts the theme of the colour-adjustable main headlights for the interior. All safety features comply with the applicable FIA standards. The particularly rigid roll cage design permits the installation of the driver's seat only. As is the case with the 911 GT3 R in use worldwide, the limited "rennsport" is thus a single-seater racing car.

    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, 2023, Porsche AG

    With their striking look, the 18-inch wheel rims from BBS in their exclusive "racing" design are also an eye-catcher. They combine all the technical requirements that a competition wheel with central locking must meet, including a high design standard. Porsche Motorsport paints them in Dark Silver Metallic as standard.

    New colour concept with extended customisation options

    In terms of its colour concept, the 911 GT3 R rennsport is breaking new ground. Porsche is offering the new collector's item ex works with a bodyshell painted in Agate Grey Metallic and bodywork in pure carbon. The racing car will be available ex works for the first time in seven colours, including Star Ruby and Signal Orange, for example. In addition, there are three exclusive paintwork designs available that make further customisation possible. Thorsten Klein, Style Porsche Project Manager for the GT3 R rennsport: "Porsche has been shaped by its rich history. 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 that are realistic and not some blatant nod to the brand’s history."

    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, 2023, Porsche AG

    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, 2023, Porsche AG

    The "Rennsport Reunion Design" is based on traditional motorsport colours and launches a wave across the amazing contours of the exterior body surfaces. It flows in a way that is reminiscent of the legendary Corkscrew corner combination at Laguna Seca, the venue chosen for the world premiere of the 911 GT3 R rennsport. This tribute underscores the proportions of the vehicle and its rear wing, which is further accentuated by the still visible carbon surfaces. Together with a choice of optional paint schemes, they are generally covered with a semi-gloss clear coat. With its red and white colour scheme, the "Flacht Design" features the colours traditionally used by Porsche Motorsport. It plays visually with the flared fenders in particular. The term "Flacht" is dedicated to the district within the Porsche Development Centre Weissach, where the motorsport department is located. The third option is the "Speed Icon Design". It is based on different shades of blue, which focus primarily on the pronounced width of the vehicle.

    Even more powerful racing engine

    In principle, the 911 GT3 R rennsport is based on Porsche's current GT3 racing car. Compared with the 911 GT3 R of the 992 generation, however, the limited edition model goes beyond the strict requirements of motorsport homologation or restrictions imposed by a "Balance of Performance" (BoP). The development team supporting Dr.-Ing. Andreas Singer has converted these additional freedoms into an even more emotional circuit car with numerous technical refinements. It combines more engine power with reduced weight and a spectacular design with an awesome sound similar to that of the 911 RSR. The result is probably the hottest track tool Porsche has ever made available as a collector’s' item.

    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, 2023, Porsche AG

    The 4.2-litre six-cylinder boxer engine of the 911 GT3 R, a power unit that revs up to 9,400 rpm, benefits in particular from the removal of the restrictions imposed by the regulations: it achieves a power peak of up to 456 kW (620 PS). This corresponds to a power output of as much as 148 hp per litre of displacement – most probably a record for a naturally aspirated engine of a GT racing car. It is thus significantly more powerful than the original power unit, which can develop up to 416 kW (565 PS) in the 911 GT3 R, depending on the BoP rating. The water-cooled four-valve engine with direct petrol injection has been designed to run on E25 fuels. These include bio-ethanol fuels and so-called reFuel, in addition to regeneratively produced e-fuels, which make almost carbon-neutral operation possible. With their lower knocking tendency, they are paving the way for more advanced ignition angles and increased compression in the six combustion chambers. The pistons and camshafts developed specifically for the GT3 R rennsport engine deliver increased performance, especially when running on E25 fuels. However, the engine can also run on conventional fuels.

    The power transmission to the rear wheels, including the sequential six-speed constant-mesh gearbox, originates from the 911 GT3 R with only minor modifications. Gear changes are made via steering wheel paddles that control an electronic gearshift actuator. The transmission ratio of the fourth, fifth and sixth forward gears corresponds to the Daytona set-up of the GT3 racing car. In sixth gear, with an engine speed of 9,000 rpm, it gives the car a top speed that is around 20 kph higher than the shorter FIA homologated gear ratio of the GT3 R.

    In the unsilenced version, the racing exhaust system with centrally positioned twin tailpipes offers an authentic and extremely emotional engine sound. Two quieter versions fitted with silencers and catalytic converters are available for racing circuits with noise restrictions.

    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, 2023, Porsche AG

    The chassis is also basically identical to that of the GT3 racing car. At the front axle, a state-of-the-art double wishbone suspension layout is still used to perform wheel guidance with a multi-link suspension incorporated at the rear. The five-way adjustable racing shock absorbers from KW have a blow-off function. Porsche Motorsport delivers the 911 GT3 R rennsport with a specific basic set-up. Further adjustments to the suspension can be made using shims. Their benefit: they enable fine adjustments to be made without the need for time-consuming measurements of the suspension.

    Another unique selling point of the car are the racing tyres offered by Michelin exclusively for GT3 R rennsport customers. These tyres benefit from a new construction associated with a new compound tread that result in an improved warm-up and drivability compared to the Michelin Pilot Sport M S9 (S9M). In addition, the specially developed tyre design on the sidewall of the tyre blends in seamlessly with the appearance of the vehicle.

    The aluminium monobloc racing brake system from AP has been given brake pads with titanium backing plates. They reduce the total unsprung masses by approximately one kilogram. The new FT3.5 safety tank with a capacity of 117 litres is also a weight-saving feature, being one kilogram lighter than the previous version and in future can also be used in the 911 GT3 R for racing events. Another weight saving feature is the elimination of the air conditioning system. Ventilation for the driver is provided by the 911 GT3 R’s seat cooling concept. Overall, the developers are aiming to achieve a kerb weight of 1,240 kilograms for the 911 GT3 R rennsport. This would be equivalent to a weight-to-power ratio of 2.0 kg/PS.

    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport, 2023, Porsche AG

    Press Release:  https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/2023/motorsports/porsche-911-gt3-r-rennsport-rr7-collectors-edition-33928.html

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    The new Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport | Sportmade E0F26BDD-E91B-4EF4-964B-7C4204B9E420.gif 

    Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NBJHM4RTrQ

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    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport - Interior... where do you put your StarBucks coffee?  C7BEAB03-A272-4B0C-AF73-D01AEAA5AA36.gif

    Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport - Interior.jpg

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    Stupid question: what is he technical reason why rims on motorsport 911 are smaller (diameter) the on the street 911s? Reglement? Or any technical benefits?


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    Admire it, but can’t let myself desire it.  And am a bit uncomfortable with Porsche’s  new trend toward extravagant collector editions…


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    I’m impressed with the engine specs… specific output of 146… That’s close to superbike numbers…

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    I like it, so technical.  No swan neck. So much nicer. 
    Gives me hope about having a 4.2 engine in the next .2 GT3
     


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    Price $1,000,000. Nuts! 


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