To celebrate the 50th anniversary of 911, Porsche has developed a new GT race car for the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the Le Mans 24 Hours, called the Porsche 911 RSR. The new 911 RSR is characterized by its lightweight design and sophisticated aerodynamics. The numbers 50 and 911 are visible from a bird’s eye perspective.
The new development from Porsche Motorsport is the particularly lightweight racing gearbox. The centre of gravity is also significantly lower, while advanced materials including plenty of carbon fiber played a crucial role in the new design.
The front and rear mudguards, front and rear lids, doors, underbody, wheel arches, rear wing, dashboard and centre console are constructed from the very light and strong material. Windows are made of particularly thin and light polycarbonate. Also contributing to the weight reduction is the lithium-ion battery known from the GT road-legal models.
Under the hood the racing version keeps the same 460 horsepower 4.0-litre six-cylinder boxer engine as it predecessor.