Porsche 991 RSR racer debuts at Goodwood

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991.2 technology endurance automobile arrives forward of WEC season opener

Porsche Motorsport used the Goodwood Pageant of Velocity to debut its newest 911 RSR endurance racer.

Whereas the earlier RSR was based mostly on the street going 991.1-generation 911 GT3 RS, this new mannequin makes the swap to the 991.2 technology automobile.

Homologation guidelines imply the newest 992-generation 911 might want to obtain a Weissach improve earlier than it turns into eligible for GT racing.

All of the information from the Goodwood Pageant of Velocity 2019

The RSR spent two years in improvement, together with a 33hr endurance take a look at at Paul Ricard circuit in March this yr.

It makes use of a water-cooled, four.2-litre naturally aspirated flat six that sends 515bhp to the rear wheels by way of a sequential six-speed gearbox. A model new aspect exit exhaust system saves weight and offers an aeroynamic benefit over the earlier design, with a redesigned diffuser creating much more downforce.

Solely the seats, clutch, headlamps and parts of the suspension system have been stored from the outdated automobile, with 95% of elements being new. New aspect impression panels developed with the FIA higher shield the driving force within the occasion of a collision. Earlier than stability of efficiency, the automobile weighs in at 1245kg.

“We by no means relaxation on our laurels,” Pascal Zurlinden, Porsche’s director of GT Manufacturing unit motorsport, stated. “We have now made important progress within the improvement of our automobile for the following three-year homologation interval, particularly within the complicated areas of driveability, effectivity, sturdiness and serviceability.”

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The RSR will make its racing debut on the WEC 2019/2020 season opener at Silverstone on the first of September, with two distinctive liveries – a primary for the Porsche staff, who’ve beforehand run identically-liveried automobiles. Porsche’s works staff has unique use of the brand new mannequin, with buyer racing groups will proceed with the outgoing 991.1-based RSR for one more yr.

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