Porsche 911 GT3--Chicago Cars Direct HD
2007 Porsche 911 GT3 (997) test drive and walk around from Chicago Cars
The GT3 is the road-going basis of the world's most popular race car (more
than 1000 have been built since 1998). That makes it the pinnacle of the
Porsche production-car pyramid as well as the homologation special that
justifies the existence of the GT3 racing car. The secret to its split
personality is Porsche Active Suspension Management, or PASM, which allows
drivers to alter the dynamic character of the car by pushing a button to
modify the shock valving of the three-way adjustable Bilsteins. "You can
never be happy with one setup for both the road and the racetrack," Hartmut
Kristen, Porsche's director of motorsport, says from the pit wall while
Walter R"hrl rockets past in a screaming yellow GT3. "With PASM, we don't
have to compromise."
It's no coincidence that Porsche's motorsports honcho and a two-time World
Rally Champion helped develop the GT3. Unlike the Ferrari Enzo, the Bugatti
Veyron, and the Porsche
Carrera GT, the GT3 isn't an exercise in corporate ego and wretched excess.
Nor is it a car whose fundamentally uninspiring qualities have been
overcome with heroic surgery, such as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, the
Chevrolet Cobalt SS, and various AMG Mercedes-Benzes. The GT3 is the 911
pared down to its essence. As such, it embodies the very soul of Porsche, a
company that considers motorsports not merely a marketing strategy but a
The first Porsche ever built won its first race a month after it was
finished. The company established its bona fides during the 1950s with a
series of giant-killing sports racers and burnished its image during the
'70s with a string of ground-pounding, twelve-cylinder prototypes. Motor
racing is so deeply rooted in the company's heritage that the 911
Carrera-the quintessential version of the quintessential Porsche-takes its
name from the Spanish word for "race."
The GT3 is the spiritual descendant of the iconic 911 Carrera RS, the
pared-down, pumped-up version of the 911 that served as the homologation
basis for the Carrera RSR racing car. By the same token, the modern GT3 is
the street version of the GT3 Cup car, which competes in international
Supercup races and numerous national series. This fall, Porsche will launch
an upgraded road car called the GT3 RS, and this, in turn, will be the
homologation model for next year's GT3 RSR. To further confuse matters, the
GT3 RSR will compete at Le Mans in the GT2 class. Don't mind the alphabet
soup. Just think of the four models of GT3 as great, greater, greatest, and
way out of your league.
Here in the States, most Cup cars race in Porsche club events and the
IMSA-sanctioned GT3 Cup Challenge. This year's first IMSA event, a support
race held before the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, drew forty entries. (The
enduro had only thirty-five.) Although the rules require all drivers to be
amateurs, most cars are prepped to a professional standard, complete with
gaudy graphics and trackside support. Arrive-and-drive weekends run about
$25,000. If car ownership is your thing, the MSRP is $131,000, plus a $9000
spares package. Believe it or not, that's a sweetheart deal. "I couldn't
build a car for that much. There's no way," says Dennis Aase, who prepared
four of the cars that raced at Sebring. "Even if I started with a wrecked
car, it would cost at least $175,000."
Porsche Motorsport North America president Uwe Brettel, the mastermind
behind the series, sees it not as a moneymaker but as a marketing tool.
"For sure, we could have made $20,000 more per car. But what for?" he says.
"We are not out to make the maximum profit. We race because it's the best
way to promote the road car. The link between the road car and the racing
car is integral."
The first roadgoing version of the GT3 was built in 1998, but it wasn't
exported to the United States. We weren't deemed worthy until 2003. At the
time, the GT3 was based on the 996 platform. This, the first of the
water-cooled 911s, sold well by Porsche standards. But with plenty of
styling cues and mechanical components shared with the d,class, Boxster, it
never got the love from Porschephiles. The more highly regarded 997 debuted
for the 2005 model year, and the new GT3 is the first GT3 to be derived
The GT3 starts life as a Carrera 4 body-in-white on the production-car
assembly line in Zuffenhausen. The space devoted to the front axle in the
four-wheel-drive model is used to hold a 23.7-gallon fuel tank, and some
structural modifications are made to accommodate the new engine,
transmission, and oil reservoir. Thanks to the aluminum trunk lid and
doors, not to mention a host of other weight-saving measures, the GT3
weighs in at 3076 pounds
Nyce1s - The Honda Day Orlando Project Car Giveaway 2K13... 2001 Acura Integra Type R!!
By now most people know that each Honda Day event is capped off by the fact
that a car is given away to one lucky winner at the event. No extra fees or
charges. Anyone 18 years of age & older who comes to the event just simply
signs up to register there info at the giveaway booth. Then 10 keys are
given to 10 fans throughout the day. One of those keys starts the project
car and that person is the winner of the car! Checkout this video which
features the Project Honda Day Orlando giveaway car which is a K-Series
powered 2001 Acura Integra Type R with a DC Type R engine! Congrats to the
winner and we look forward bringing Honda Day back to the south!
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Type R Integra Satin Black with Carbon doors and hood and spoiler front and
rear. 242 hp and 217 nm torque running a B20Vtec all motor engine running
pump fuel 95 octane. Turns out the 1040 kilograms weight was from an
uncalibrated weight machine....I'll update on the weight with pictures or
videos later.....and it has come a long way from Champion White (what
everyone mostly has for a Typical Type R, to an Imola Orange Integra with
Carbon doors, to the current theme of Satin Black done in 2008-2009) Bare
bones Integra without the ABS, Power steering, or speakers or power locks
or windows. Pure driving machine. Even the dash and door cards were
stripped to bare plastics. Fully welded 8 point certified roll cage and
SEAM WELDED body and chassis including some body bracing added via welding.
63 percent front weighted 37 percent rear weight distribution. Using it as
a DAILY RIDE in Thailand.
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Honda automobile Type R models are special performance editions of their
respective model families.
The design of Type R models was originally focused on race conditions, with
an emphasis on minimizing weight, and maximizing performance potential
(e.g. engine tuning, suspension set-up). Thus, Type R models were first
conceived for racetracks. However, due to Honda's increased focus on their
highly regarded VTEC engines, the Type R was eventually designed for a much
Type R vehicles traditionally have a red Honda badge and championship white
paint as an option, as a tribute to their first winning F1 car. Honda's
racing and F1 cars often feature a red Honda badge.
Honda produced a very limited number of NSX Type R in 1992 for Japan. Major
changes include a more aggressive suspension and an extensive weight
reduction to 1230 kg from the normal NSX weight of 1350 kg. The NSX Type R
was track oriented and, to reduce weight, lacked sound deadening, audio,
electric windows and air conditioning. The NSX type R's role was fulfilled
by the NSX type S Zero in 1997.
The Honda Accord Type-R (ATR) was produced from 1998 to 2003 using the CH1
Accord chassis and sold in UK/EU markets, the JDM Accord Euro-R uses the
CL1 chassis, Using a naturally aspirated 2.2-litre four-cylinder DOHC H22A
VTEC motor which produces 220 bhp (220ps)and the EDM was (212ps) @ 7,200
rpm and 164 lb·ft (222 N·m) @ 6,700 rpm. The Type-R Accord model is
differentiated by a number of sporting features including, but not limited
to, stiffer suspension and chassis, Torsen limited-slip-differential,
twin-piston brakes, dual Exhaust
system, 17-inch alloy wheels, Xenon headlights, Recaro seats and a
leather-trimmed Momo steering wheel. As an option, there was a distinctive
tall and functional rear spoiler wing that most costumers opted for.
The Civic Type R models were preceded by the 1990--1991 EF9 Civic SiR
hatch, and the more recent EG6 and EK4 SiR and SiR-II Civic hatchback
models. The Civic SiR featured the same 160ps B16A DOHC VTEC engine as
introduced in Honda's popular Integra XSi hatchback a year earlier. With
the top of the line Civic model at the time (the famous Civic GTi) only
available on the New Zealand market the Civic SiR was the best available to
most markets and found huge popularity in Japan and around the world.
Fitted with an optional LSD, power windows, A/C and power steering, they
proved to be sporty. Unfortunately, the Civic SiR never found the same
success in racing as the Integra due to the soft chassis of the EF9 model.
The latter EG6 SiR-II had all the same luxuries as the EF9 model, with a 10
hp (7 kW) increase for the B16A engine and a marginally stiffer chassis,
this time in a larger heavier body shell. The 1998 EK9 Civic was the first
to be given the Type R badge. Based on the EK4 SiR chassis it featured a
Type R prepared B16B engine producing 185 PS (182 hp), stiffer chassis,
upgraded sway bars and strut bars, Recaro alcantara seats, 15-inch alloy
wheels and a large boot spoiler. Since then, most generations have offered
a Type R variant. The Type R version of the Civic has never been sold
outside of Japan until the introduction of the 2nd generation chassis.
Riccardo Gabriele Patrese (born 17 April 1954) is an Italian former
racing driver, who raced in Formula One from 1977 to 1993.
He became the first Formula One driver to achieve 200 Grand Prix starts
when he appeared at the 1990 British Grand Prix, and the first to achieve
250 starts at the 1993 German Grand Prix. Patrese entered 257 Formula One
World Championship Grands Prix and started 256 races making him the third
most experienced F1 driver in history, after Rubens Barrichello and Michael
Schumacher. He was runner-up in the 1992 Formula One season and third in
1989 and 1991. He won six Formula One races, with a record gap of over six
years between two of these -- the 1983 South African Grand Prix and 1990
San Marino Grand Prix.
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