Announcing the 2019 Porsche 911 RSR with 4.2-litre engine
What better way to introduce a new race car model, than to do so as the 2018/2019 Super Season World Champions? This weekend, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Porsche launched the 2019 Porsche 911 RSR with 4.2-litre engine, the largest engine to power a 911 ever. With this car, Porsche will defend the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) title in 2019/2020, it will contest the Le Mans 24 Hours, as well as the IMSA races at Sebring and Road Atlanta (Petit Le Mans) amongst other events in 2019.
Pascal Zurlinden, Director GT Factory Motorsport expands, “We never rest on our laurels. We extensively analysed all factory and customer campaigns with the Porsche 911 RSR and our engineers noticed room for improvement in a number of areas. We have made significant progress in the development of our car for the next three-year homologation period, especially in the complex areas of driveability, efficiency, durability and serviceability. Ninety-five percent of the car is new. The only components that we’ve kept unchanged from the predecessor are the headlights, brake system, clutch, driver’s seat and parts of the suspension. Tests so far have run excellently. We’re already looking forward to the first races of the 2019/2020 FIA WEC season.”
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