The racing version of the coupe Porsche 911 debuts at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

The racing version of the coupe Porsche 911 debuts at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

July 7, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The brand new Porsche 911 RSR will debut at the opening of the FIA ​​WEC racing season at Silverstone on September 1, 2019, but for now the car was shown at the current Goodwood Speed ​​Festival.

After a successful racing career for its fierce 911 RSR race car, Porsche introduced an updated version of this car. I must say that this is a “tougher” performance of the current 911 GT3 RS, with the engine located in front of the rear axle.

The new GT Series racing car must defend its title at the upcoming FIA World Endurance Championship.

The new 911 RSR will follow in the footsteps of the 991 RSR (also based on the GT3 RS), which was introduced in 2013 and has been the flagship racing car of the brand for four years until 2017. He has undergone many improvements, primarily to surpass the success of his predecessor in the world championship of manufacturers and drivers FIA WEC. The new 911 RSR was introduced as part of the speed festival that is currently taking place in the British Goodwood.

  “We never rest on our laurels,” explains Pascal Zurlinden, director of the sports division of Porsche GT Factory Motorsport. He added that Porsche engineers have improved the car in many areas, especially in terms of its handling and efficiency, durability.

  Under the hood of the new 911 RSR is an updated version of the naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine. It has a slightly larger displacement volume of 4.2 liters, making it the largest engine ever installed in a Porsche 911. It has an approximate power of 515 horsepower, which is transmitted to the rear wheels through a tough six-speed racing transmission.

Not so long ago, we wrote that a rare Porsche 911 model was put up for sale. The American car dealership Duffy’s Classic Cars, based in Iowa, sells the car.