Porsche 991 RSR racer makes debut at Goodwood

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991.2 era endurance automobile arrives forward of WEC season opener

Porsche Motorsport used the Goodwood Competition of Pace to debut its newest 911 RSR endurance racer.

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

Homologation guidelines imply the most recent 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 Competition of Pace 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 a sequential six-speed gearbox. A model new aspect exit exhaust system saves weight and gives an aeroynamic benefit over the earlier design, with a redesigned diffuser creating much more downforce.

Solely the seats, clutch, headlamps and components of the suspension system have been saved from the outdated automobile, with 95% of elements being new.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

“We by no means relaxation on our laurels,” Pascal Zurlinden, Porsche’s director of GT Manufacturing facility motorsport, mentioned. “Now we have 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 workforce, who’ve beforehand run identically-liveried automobiles. Porsche’s works workforce has unique use of the brand new mannequin, with buyer racing groups will proceed with the outgoing 991.1-based RSR for an additional yr.

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