Audi may be deserting Le Mans, but the Volkswagen team is still very much in the game. evidence is resting on the Porsche stand at the Los Angeles Auto Show, an all-brand-new performance of the Porsche 911 RSR, Zuffenhausen’s current machine designed to take on the competition at the most excellent auto race in current state and past. It’s a mid-motor performance of the 911 designed to preserve the brand’s symbol.
The 911 is a fixture in the GT collections at Le Mans, but Ford’s victory with the brand-new GT sufficed as a wake-up call. Porsche needed to act, but its 911 had a difficulty—its weight arrangement and distribution, with the motor far in the back, makes the paving eat voraciously through the tires. With the brand-new RSR, Porsche has essentially turned the 911 into a mid-engined automobile.
The motor is put just in front of the breed shaft, instead of behind it. That’s where the ordered six-speed shell now resides. This allows for a far more businesslike flow through the breed baffle. As a phenomenon, the brand-new 911 RSR generates more downforce and at the same moment, the resistance constant suffers less than it would have from large wings. The wing that is used, Porsche says, is akin to that on its 919 prototype racer, general contestant and winner at Le Mans in 2016. Unlike Ford and Ferrari, Porsche is fastening with a naturally aspirated motor, a newly created direct-injected, 24-valve 4.0-liter flat-six, evaluated at around 510 horsepower, relying on the authorizing body rules. It also says the brand-new 911 RSR is fail-safe than before, with the driver’s seat farther away from the door.
It’s a fixed seat, Porsche adjusts the pedals and the steering wheel to make the automobile meet and fit the driver perfectly. Designed for Le Mans, GT successions sprinting and IMSA, a two-automobile plant team will crusade the brand-new 911 RSR in 19 races in 2017.