2017 Porsche 911 RSR

A sign of things to come is Porsche's first racecar with a radar-supported Collision Avoidance System to reduce accidents on the track. Hopefully, we may look forward to the day when racetrack casualties or major injuries to drivers are a relic of the past. For added safety, Porsche is using a new rollcage design as well as a fixed seat. Instead of adjusting the seat for each driver, the pedals are adjustable.

Power for the RSR comes the familiar flat-6 in naturally aspirated 4 liter format. The engine is set in front of the rear axle, making this technically a mid-engine design. Power is roughly 510 hp, depending on the size of restrictor. Power is managed through paddle shifters on a sequential 6-speed gearbox in a lightweight magnesium housing.

The rear wing is adopted from the 919 Hybrid racecar, and along with the new larger rear diffuser, both downforce and aerodynamic efficiency are improved.

The RSR will participate in 19 races in 2017, starting at the 24 Hours of Daytona in January, and including the 24 Hours of Le Mans.





Price Production Weight
-- -- 2,740 lbs
Engine Aspiration Torque
4 liter natural --
Power Power/Volume Power/Weight
510 HP 127.5 HP/Liter 5.4 lbs/HP
Top Speed 0-62 mph Range
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Price Production Weight Engine Aspiration Torque
-- -- 2,740 lbs 4 liter natural --
Power Power/Volume Power/Weight Range 0-62 mph Top Speed
510 HP 127.5 HP/Liter 5.4 lbs/HP -- -- --
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