If the three digits 911 are the epitome of the sports car, then the addition RSR represents the ideal image of an endurance-race car. The new 911 RSR is made for the toughest races in the world and is the most uncompromising GT race car we've ever built.
Its drive? Our team of engineers, mechanics, drivers and fans: the new Porsche 911 RSR. Team made.
Length: 4,593mm (not including splitter, rear wing, diffusor)
Water-cooled six cylinder boxer engine, positioned in front of the rear axle
Its edge? Over 30,000 race victories in 70 years. Its drive? Our team of engineers, mechanics, drivers and fans all over the world. The new 911 RSR is the 911 for the greatest challenges. The big races, from Sebring to Le Mans. And the most uncompromising GT endurance car we have ever built. Born in Flacht. Its destinations are the most challenging long-distance races in the world. Its strength: an overall concept perfectly tailored to the requirements of modern GT sports. But there is more to the new 911 RSR than the combined expertise of our engineers. It unites the dreams of our fans, our passion for motorsport and the inspiration of all those who share sports car fascination with us. They have made the new 911 RSR what it is: a race car, created by us all, together. In short: the new 911 RSR – team made.
With the 911 RSR’s predecessor we introduced a change to the concept 911. For the first time, a 911 based race car used a flipped drivetrain. Since this revolution, we have been able to gather countless experiences on tens of thousands of kilometres of racing. Insights that we have applied to the development of the new 911 RSR. The expansion of the boxer engine displacement to 4.2 litres was just the beginning. Countless other improvements – all put through their paces– are hidden under the carbon-fiber reinforced body. Aerodynamically optimized, this lightweight body not only improves the driveability of the 911 RSR even further, it was also designed for quick changeability and thus maximizes efficiency in long-distance races. The six-speed sequential constant-mesh transmission, weight-optimized for our latest generation, features increased stiffness and durability. In addition, it's extremely short shifting times have been shortened even further. Also shortened: the exhaust system. Now opening to the side, its susceptibility to damage has been reduced greatly. Another element which proves: the overall 911 RSR concept stands for maximum consistency and endurance.
Endurance motorsport is a team sport. Between engineers, drivers and crew. And between the car and the pilot. What does this mean for the 911 RSR? Driveability is key. For this reason, it was consistently factored into every step of its development. Everything is designed to ensure maximum efficiency: the driver’s hands stay on the steering wheel. Redundant functions are removed, the cockpit is designed to be as uncluttered and clear as possible. No distractions. For maximum focus on the racing line, opponents, and good lap times. All to succeed in the toughest endurance races in the world.
Progressive safety thinking.
Progressive safety thinking.
When the difference lies in every hundredth of a second, there is no time for doubt. Not one moment to hesitate. What counts is the perfect interaction between man and machine. Which is why we paid our fullest attention to the safety concept. In its predecessor as well as in the new 911 RSR. The result sets standards. With active safety measures such as the collision avoidance system. Or the electronically activated fire extinguisher system. And with passive safety measures. Guaranteed by the welded roll cage and the FIA side impact panel between the door and the cage. In addition, there is the removable roof hatch for cockpit access and the FIA-compliant bucket seat. Rigidly attached to the bodywork, the driver is securely held by the six-point racing safety harness – naturally prepared for use with HANS®.
If the numbers 911 are the epitome of the sports car, then the addition RSR stands for the purest form of an endurance race car. Unlike any other race car, it has celebrated successes in GT sport over generations. A tradition that the new 911 RSR is ready to continue. And which once again was built for more than meeting the increasing demands of modern GT sports. It was built to exceed them. Trialled as a works car. Ready for the toughest long-distance races in the world. Ready for the FIA World Endurance Championship and the North American IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Ready for legendary races, from Spa and Le Mans to Sebring and Daytona. Ready to give everything for the team.
^ The published electricity consumption (kWh per 100 km), charging times (hours/minutes) and kilometre (km) range are estimates determined in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) – see www.porsche.com/wltp. The WLTP is the test procedure used in the European Union and does not apply in Australia, where the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) remains the appropriate test standard under ADR 81/02. Actual figures will vary as they are dependent on many factors including driving style, road and traffic conditions, weather conditions, a vehicle’s features, equipment, accessories, condition, load and use. Extra features and accessories (attachments, tyre formats, etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics can also affect the electricity consumption and performance values of a car. The published charging times are estimated using the vehicle’s charging equipment and European charging facilities, with the battery temperature under optimum conditions and the vehicle having an initial charge status of 5%. CO2 emissions can also be generated at the power source when vehicles are being charged, unless 100% renewable energy is used. As Australian models have not been tested in accordance with the NEDC procedure, the published figures do not apply in Australia and must not be relied upon in making a decision as to whether to purchase a vehicle. Please contact an Official Porsche Centre to obtain more information.
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