The new Porsche 911 RSR makes full use of the Le Mans 24 Hours GT regulations, and in addition to its systematic lightweight design, features the ultra-modern, flat-six power unit positioned in front of the rear axle – therefore becoming a mid-engined racing car for the first time. That's not all, the RSR is a completely new development: the suspension, body structure, aerodynamic concept, engine and transmission have all been designed from scratch. It even has a radar-supported collision warning system, a first for a Porsche GT car. The engine concept has enabled the designers to install a large rear diffuser and combined with a top-mounted rear wing adopted from the 919 Hybrid, the levels of downforce have been significantly improved.
The livery of the 911 RSR is also striking out in a new direction. For the first time, the GT racer bears the new factory design that has further developed the clear and dynamic design language of Porsche Motorsport. From a bird’s eye view, a hint of the Porsche emblem silhouette can be seen. The basic colours remain white, red and black. The new 911 RSR will make its debut at the Daytona 24-hour race in January 2017.