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Porsche reveals new 992-based RSR at Goodwood

Goodwood Festival of Speed, 4-7 July 2019: Porsche 911 RSR (2019/2020 model year)
Goodwood Festival of Speed, 4-7 July 2019: Porsche 911 RSR (2019/2020 model year)

Over the years, the Goodwood Festival of Speed has hosted hundreds of historic Porsches in its paddocks and up Lord March’s sinuous driveway, but this year the limelight was usurped by a newcomer from Weissach – the 95% new 992-based RSR for the upcoming WEC and IMSA campaigns.

Goodwood Festival of Speed, 4-7 July 2019: Porsche 911 RSR (2019/2020 model year)
Goodwood Festival of Speed, 4-7 July 2019: Porsche 911 RSR (2019/2020 model year) promotional poster

The fact that Porsche chose to reveal its stunning new GT class contender at Goodwood is indicative of the importance of the annual Festival as a marketing tool for a company whose very existence is driven by motorsport. It was reputedly Ferry Porsche who espoused the philosophy of ‘win on Sunday, sell on Monday’ but in this case, it was revealed on Saturday and whet the appetites of Porsche racing fans for the upcoming racing season.

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