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Porsche Finally Made A Mid-Engine 911 Race Car
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Porsche Finally Made A Mid-Engine 911 Race Car

The 2017 Porsche 911 RSR is finally here after months of speculation and teasing. Porsche has changed its history by announcing 911 RSR race car which is flaunting its mid-engined design. Porsche has also dismissed any impression of building a road-going version of its latest 911 auto race car. In order to improve the suspension and weight balance for the 1243 kg racer, the engine is shifted from behind the rear axle to in front of it. One of the important benefits of the mid ship engine position is that the engineers were able to increase the speed stability of the car by integrating a much larger rear diffuser. Depending on the size of the restrictor, the boxer power will be able to produce a horsepower of 510 brakes.

Porsche 911 RSR isn’t just a race car 

The mind surely starts to wonder when RSR has shifted the position of the engine and is redesigned from the scratch. The new 911 RSR is completely redesigned and the efforts have been put forth to retain the design of 911. The structure of the body, the suspension, transmission, engine and aerodynamic concept have been designed and is completely new development.

These changes were very necessary for Porsche and the newest 911 RSR will make its debut at Daytona 24 hour on January 28th. The mid-mounted engine of RSR is ready to break all the barriers of the trademark rear engine placement. This is just about everything!

Thousands of Features Put Together

The extensive use of lightweight materials, fuel injection, and a rigid valve drive which helps the engine to be powerful and also provides a better experience. Just like the Ford GT race cars and Ferrari 488 GTE the engine had been turbocharged. On the top of the rear deck, there is a radical looking swan-neck mounted on the rear neck and it is adapted from the top-class 919 Le Mans prototype. The engine is well connected with the six-speed sequential gearbox and is well controlled by the paddles that are behind the steering wheel.

There is a direct fuel injection for 375 kW 4.0-litre boxer engine. The engine of 911 RSR is based on the current generation 991 engine and not the Mezger block engine that was carried from 997. It also makes use of the collision avoidance system that avoids any collision by detecting other cars. It also provides with the 31cm wide rear tires and full control over the racing seats. The new RSR has also given space for the carbon fiber panels.

These major features and changes bring The GT racecar  in line with its other auto race rivals!

Waiting for the action next year 

The new RSR will compete in 19 races next year and that includes World Endurance Championship schedules and WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. The first race of the RSR will be in US at the International Motor Sports Association championship on 28-29 January at Daytona.  With the FIA World Endurance Championship, it will show its factory presence with the Manthey team.

It has also kept safety in mind and taken a wise step involving the impacts of the LMP1 or LMP2 prototypes and comes packed with the radar-based feature. The new 911 RSR is one of the most developed GT racer ever. Really very excited to see the new RSR in action!

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  1. jazz
    This is an amazing post. Thanks for sharing.
    1. Jeet
      It is really an honour!
  2. Gabriel
    Really waiting for the action next year...
    1. Jeet
      Yes waiting for its debut at Daytona! ?


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