“50 years ago, the first 911 set standards. 40 years ago, it was the turn of the first 911 RSR. Now, more than ever, the new 911 RSR is set to prove that the 911 has what it takes to be a champion.”
Hartmut Kristen, Head of Porsche Motorsport
In 1963, an idea took shape in the form of the Porsche 911, a thoroughbred sports car now in its seventh generation. Motorsport’s most powerful interpretation of this concept has been realised – exactly 50 years since the 911’s first incarnation – in the new 911 RSR.
And what is the result of working on such a vehicle? The most powerful, fastest and most athletic GT racer that our engineers have ever created. A racing car where performance cannot be measured in horsepower alone. Because there are huge expectations before it goes anywhere.
Such is the destiny of a vehicle that, over the course of five decades, has become synonymous with the sports car. It must live up to 60 years of Porsche Motorsport success and more than 30,000 race victories. This great motorsporting family eagerly awaits the 911 RSR’s debut at the FIA World Endurance Championship with Porsche AG Team Manthey.
There is no doubt that anticipation around the new 911 RSR is high. But we are confident that this car has what it takes. Because it is not just the sum of our experience and our successes over decades – it is the quintessence of a story.