366 view(s)For the 2017 racing season, Porsche upped its game with a new version of the 911 RSR race car. It differs from 911 road cars in one big way: it’s mid-engined. While road-going 911s are rear-engined, Porsche moved the RSR’s engine ahead of the rear axle. This allowed engineers to improve aerodynamics by fitting a massive rear diffuser, which works with a rear spoiler adapted from Porsche’s 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning 919 Hybrid racer.
Weight: ca. 1,243 kg (base weight per regulations)
Length: 4,557 mm (without splitter, rear wing, diffuser)
Width: 2,042 mm (front axle) / 2,048 mm (rear axle)
Wheelbase: 2,516 mm
The new 911 RSR makes full use of the breadth of the Le Mans 24 Hours GT regulations, and in addition to systematic lightweight design, features the ultra-modern, flat-six unit positioned in front of the rear axle. The four-litre, extremely light aggregate features direct fuel injection as well as a rigid valve drive and is characterised by outstanding efficiency. The new 911 RSR made its debut at the Daytona 24-hour race in January 2017 and scored its first win at Lime Rock Park in June.
For 2018 six examples have been sold to private racing teams.
At the 2018 Le Mans 24hrs Porsche Team Manthey payed tribute to two of Porsche's most legendary liveries.
The “Pink Pig” of the 917/20 from 1971 and the second a blue-and-white finish with red and gold stripes reminiscent of the period-correct Rothmans sponsor colors that appeared on Porsche’s vehicles throughout the ’80s.
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