Motorsport involvement from the outset. With every 100th of a second utilised.
“The 911 has participated in motorsport for 50 years. And the RSR is still a 911. Once again, the engineers at Porsche have done a great job. That is why we have just one ambition: to drive it to victory.”
Olaf Manthey, team manager, Porsche AG Team Manthey
The new 911 RSR is bound by a tradition that we have been putting into practice since the first second of our existence. In fact the very first Porsche, the 356, proved it was capable of winning shortly after completion.
Its successor, the 911, followed suit by entering the 1965 Monte Carlo Rally just three months after series production commenced and achieving its first class win. As well as impressing its opponents, this success amazed everyone. It was no longer possible to discern the difference between a sports car and a racing car because, for Porsche, there is basically no difference.
For exactly 50 years now, the 911 has been shaping motorsport – which is just the way it should be. We’ve entered a host of different race series, ranging from national championships to international events like the American Le Mans Series. On and off-road. From classics like the Paris to Dakar Rally or the 24 Hours Nürburgring to one-make championships and GT sport.
With the new 911 RSR and coinciding with the anniversary of a legend, our tradition is more vibrant and dynamic than ever. It aligns the pioneering spirit and skills of our engineers with Ferry Porsche’s dream of building a sports car capable of winning on the racetrack. The experience gained there flows back into series production. A vision that has captured countless people’s imaginations for decades.