Porsche 911 RSR revealed at Los Angeles Motor Show

The 911 RSR is a mid-engined car and will make its competition debut in 2017

By: | Published: November 21, 2016 4:58 PM

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Porsche has taken its wraps off the mid-engined race car - 911 RSR, at the 2016 LA Motor Show. The 911 RSR will make its competition debut at the 2017 Daytona 24-hour race in January 2017. The Porsche 911 RSR will compete in the World Endurance Championship events such as 24 Hours of Le Man's and the American IMSA Weather tech Championship in 2017.

Powering the Porsche 911 RSR is a 4.0L naturally aspirated engine which produces 504hp of power. The power to the rear wheels is delivered through a sequential 6-speed Porsche GT racing transmission. The body shape of the 911 RSR is based on the Classic 911 and the entire development & production process of the vehicle from paper to flesh has been done in accordance with Le Mans GT car regulations. The rear is inspired from the 919 Hybrid Le Mans car and paired to the huge rear diffuser, it creates a lot of down force when the car is on the move.

Porsche has equipped the 911 RSR with safety aids such as collision avoidance system, which means they can detect Le Mans Prototypes (LMP) easily. In addition, a welded roll cage has been mounted to the chassis ,which helps in safety of the driver at the time of crash.