2017 Porsche 911 RSR
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.