It is the end of an era for GTE class as a GT3 based class will be taking its place from 2024, with a name yet to be confirmed. GT3 will be coming in with changes. This will involve cost caps for the teams which is the main highlight for the series. Also, body kit conversions are allowed from standard GT3 cars which is a limited number of components that will also be changeable back to stock GT3 spec. These will be aero changes only with a cap between €50,000-€100,000 the figure has not been set yet. As well as this the tyres that will be used are commercially available and the cars will need leader lights and number panels that light up as well. Since the class changes were released, Ferrari showed their hand first with the 296 GT3. The powertrain that will be used is a three-litre 120°V6 twin turbo this allows the turbochargers to sit within the vee making centre of gravity lower. Ferrari have said that their turbochargers could reach to a maximum of 180,000rpm due to the use of higher performance alloys to make these turbos. The max power is about 600Hp at 7250rpm and max torque around 712Nm at 5500rpm. The sequential gearbox being used is a single-disc clutch with six gears in a transverse layout with a magnesium casing. Both front and rear ends are designed to be removed in one piece as well as the subframes being detachable to make maintenance more efficient.
Chassis specification wise the wheelbase is 2660mm. It will be running dampers that are adjustable five ways, working aluminium uprights double wishbones and tubular steel suspension. The brakes are made up of 400mm discs on the front, with a six piston calliper and 332mm discs
working with a four piston calliper.
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Following the release for the 296 GT3 Porsche told the world of their 911 GT3 R of the 992 generation, with a naturally aspirated 4.2litre flat six engine producing up to 565Hp at 9250rpm. The manifold is made from carbon fibre and has six throttle butterflies. On the gearbox side it’s running a six speed constant mesh system, motorsport carbon clutch and limited slip differential with adjustable preload mechanism.
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Chassis specifications are double wishbone system at the front with a multilink independent at the rear. Same as the Ferrari its fitting with a five way adjustable dampers. Aluminium monobloc racing callipers are fitted with a six piston system on the front with 390mm discs and four piston with 370mm on the rear all sitting on a wheel base of 2,507mm.
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Now we wait to see who else will join.