Falken Motorsports tests new Porsche 911 GT3 R Nürburgring test
Falken Motorsports has become the first team to supply a set of test tyres for the new Porsche 911 GT3 R on the Nürburgring.
The latest model of the Porsche 911 GT3 R is based on the second generation of the 991 series. The racer is still powered by a four-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine capable of reaching up to 550 hp. It boasts improved aerodynamics, enhanced driveability, advanced optimisation to safety features, and reductions in servicing and parts costs.
For its debut at the Nordschleife track, the front axle was fitted with a larger tyre size (300/680R18 instead of 300/660R18), while the rear axle remained unchanged. In terms of visual design, the Falken vehicle referenced the Erlkönig wrap design which featured on Manthey’s yellow Porsche, but had the Falken brand’s signature turquoise finish.
The real-life test, conducted jointly by Manthey/Porsche and Schnabl Engineering/Falken Motorsports, marked the continuation of the Falken team’s story, which began in 2011. The major achievement of the tyre brand so far has been the double win in the last VLN race by Martin Ragginger (A) and Klaus Bachler (A) in their Porsche 911 GT3 R, beating team colleagues Stef Dusseldorp (NL) and Alexandre Imperatori (CH) in a BMW.