Text: Luca W. ©. Photos: Porsche AG ©.

Leaving the LMP1 class in the World Endurance Championship didn’t mean that Porsche would leave it at all. After missing the win at the 2019 24h of Le Mans in GTE Pro class, Porsche’s engineers took a step forward in the RSR development.

95 percents.

This high percentage simply illustrates the new parts that are fitted in the car. According to Porsche, the only things that have been carried over are the driver seat, the clutch, the brakes and some suspension parts. Despite the look (over and above), everything inside has been changed in order to get more performance and win it all again. Led by Pascal Zurlinden, the development team has worked quite alot to get the best car as possible and for a while. The process started in 2017 and in March 2019, they did a 30 hours test at the Paul Ricard circuit and covered 6000 km.

Don’t worry, it still has the 4.2L flat-6 engine (515 HP), with a wider rev range and 2 side exhausts in order to save weight, have a better and of course bigger diffuser (and increase tire wear and stability).

The Porsche 911 RSR is also built to fit the following championships:

  • 24h Le Mans GT
  • IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
  • World Endurance Championship GT
  • Video GT Sport

We can expect to see this car a lot! The only thing to correct is the noise, which sounds very different compared to the old one. Enough reading, let’s watch it.