Porsche will debut a brand-new 911 GT3 R in 2023 according to its factory motorsports director Pascal Zurlinden, who said development on the car is already underway.
Based on the soon-to-be-released 911 GT3 road car, the new-gen 911 GT3 R will become the second Porsche race car built on the Type-992 platform following the recent competition debut of the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car.
“We will bring a new GT3 R, based on the 992, for 2023,” Zurlinden confirmed to Sportscar365. “We are working on it.”
Zurlinden wouldn’t reveal any further details on the car but confirmed its existing 991-based GT3 contender (pictured above) will be eligible through at least next year amid the rollout of new FIA GT3 regulations.
BMW is believed to be the only manufacturer that will have an all-new car built to the ruleset in 2022, with a handful of other GT3 manufacturers, such as Lamborghini and Audi, understood to be opting for an Evo kit to its existing machinery.
Sportscar365 understands Porsche’s plan with its new 911 GT3 R would likely include several race appearances next year as part of the car’s development prior to homologation and a full customer rollout in time for the 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona.
It would come alongside the expected debut of the German manufacturer’s new LMDh car, which is also currently slated to debut at Daytona that year, with an end-of-year rollout targeted.