The 2018 Porsche was somewhat less competitive than the German outfit had hoped it would be, largely suffering from an ageing design concept and balance of performance restrictions. Porsche would enter the 2019 Blancpain GT Championship with a new title contender, and one that would prove to be a strong competitor by winning the opening race of the season in Monza, and taking a 1-3 for the manufacturer at the all-important Total Spa 24 Hours. Quite frankly, we cannot wait to drive the new beast!
"The Porsche 911 GT3-R was suffering from a lack of competitiveness for a long time. Modern GT3 cars make good use of rear diffusers. Unfortunately that’s where the engine sits in a 911, occupying the space for a deep diffuser, resulting in a deficit of downforce and high drag from the rear wing.
Weight balance of the rear engine Porsche doesn’t help either. But if there’s one thing you can trust Porsche for, it's that sooner or later it will be competitive again.
The 2019 Porsche 991ii GT3-R is greatly evolved. The engine got moved forward "somehow", making space for a still small but more efficient diffuser. The front aerodynamics are also much better. The front suspension now consists of a double wishbone instead of the old McPherson strut.
Yes the car is still hard to drive and still has a small operational window, but it can now fight and win! Definitely amongst the surprises of 2019 season."
But wait! There's more!
"Assetto Corsa Competizione v1.1 is coming soon to Steam, together with a BONUS Car! The McLaren 720S GT3 will be a FREE for all users. But that's not all...
The McLaren Shadow Project will feature #ACC for the first time in its history! Players all around the globe will compete in a Hotstint Special Event, featuring the McLaren 720S GT3 at Silverstone circuit. The top player will be invited as a finalist to the McLaren Technology Center to challenge other winners for a professional eSports seat at the McLaren Shadow team.
Head over to the leaderboard at https://leaderboard.mclarenshadow.com/ for pre-registration. Can't wait to see you on track from Oct. 27th, and remember..."
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