Racing News: New Porsche 911 RSR enters testing phase

By | May 13, 2016

New Porsche 911 RSR

New Porsche 911 RSR testing at Weissach

What do you do with life after winning the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship for GT car makers? Sit around and wait for the competition to catch up to you? Are you kidding me!!? No, just like Porsche, you start the next day, building the next race car. And you ask some of your friends to really fine tune the car during its development. As Marco Ujhasi, Overall Project Manager GT Works Motorsport puts it, “It is definitely unusual to put several drivers behind the wheel at a rollout. But since all of our works drivers are involved in the development of the new car, the ones who could fit it into their schedules came to Weissach and turned a couple of laps.”

Testing and development will continue, not only at Weissach, but other tracks around the world.

Rumors have it that this new RSR will feature improved weight balance due to revised gearbox and engine placements and, of course, other tweaks throughout the platform.

Racing and Porsche fans will see the debut of this iteration of the RSR at next year’s 24-hour race at Daytona. “The race debut of a completely new vehicle at a 24-hour race is a big challenge. But we are right on schedule,” explains the Head of Porsche Motorsport, Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser.

It is said that Porsche will run a two car team for the 2017 WEC season, as well as a two car squad in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2017 as well.

I certainly can’t wait to see what Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser and Porsche have up their sleeve for BMW, Ford, Chevrolet, and Ferrari!

[photo | Porsche]


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