To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Porsche, the German automaker has unveiled its latest 911 RSR race car which will be campaigned this race season by the Porsche AG Team Manthey works squad.
The new GT race car will compete in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the Le Mans 24 Hours. Improving on its successful predecessor, the 911 GT3 RSR, the new 911 RSR’s wheelbase has grown about 10 cm while a new wishbone front suspension replaces the previously used McPherson struts. In addition, another new development to the car includes a lightweight racing gearbox consisting of six gears and paddle shifted through the steering wheel.
The 911 RSR is powered by a 4.0-liter, six-cylinder boxer engine with an output of 460 hp. But the most important factor in developing the 911 RSR was to create a more evenly balanced weight distribution. As a result, the center of gravity is significantly lower than before while carbon fiber helps spring plenty of weight.
Competing in the Porsche 911 RSR with starting number 92 are Porsche works drivers Marc Lieb (Germany) and Richard Lietz (Austria), while Romain Dumas (France) will join in Silverstone, Spa, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
GALLERY: 2013 Porsche 911 RSR
Discuss this story at Luxury4Play.com