It so happened that three well-known car companies presented their new models almost simultaneously. Moreover, not just new cars, but real racing cars that surpass track records with smoking rubber and roaring engines and give real pleasure to fans of car racing.
Ferrari 296 GT3
The Ferrari 296 GT3 car is built on the basis of the Ferrari 296 GTB and with attention to all the requirements of the popular GT3 class. For example, the gasoline 3-liter V6 turbo engine of a serial supercar has lost the hybrid application, so the power of the Ferrari 296 GT3 car is even a little lower – “only” 600 hp. and 710 Nm of torque. Plus, of course, radically changed aerodynamics to achieve the best body pressing.
Of course, there are also hidden, but very important changes. For example, a special racing 6-speed Xtrac sequential transmission and e-clutch and e-shift actuators are used to accelerate gear changes. In addition, the suspension can be adjusted according to the wishes of the pilot, and the location of the generator has also been changed in case it needs to be checked or replaced during long endurance races. That is: the car was created with an understanding of every detail!
McLaren Artura Trophy
The McLaren company is launching not only a new car but also a separate mono championship. It is currently known that the first season will consist of five racing sessions on the most famous tracks. A kind of “light version” of the race but on completely real McLaren Artura Trophy racing cars.
The McLaren Artura Trophy car is built on the basis of the McLaren Artura supercar and using the experience of the McLaren Artura GT4 racing car. From the first, there is a general design with a MCLA carbon monocoque and a 585-horsepower V6 turbo engine, and from the second – advanced aerodynamics.
Porsche 911 GT3 R
Another debutant was the sports car Porsche 911 GT3 R, which received not only a specific aerodynamic decoration but also a more powerful engine! From now on, in the rear of the Porsche 911 GT3 R, there is a 4.2-liter flat six-cylinder engine with 565 “horses”. Moreover, it is placed quite unusually, with a slight slope of 5.5 degrees to ensure an improved shape of the rear diffuser for airflow. Other features of the Porsche 911 GT3 R racing car include AP brakes, adjustable KW suspension, and a fully racing cockpit.
Of course, such a specific equipment for racing is not a cheap pleasure. For example, the Porsche 911 GT3 R costs starting 511,000 euros. But top-level racing has never been cheap. Therefore, the question is not the cost, but who will you root for – Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche?