The most successful season 2015 GT cars will be replaced by a newly developed vehicle 2017. The successor to the Porsche 911 RSR has already completed a successful first test on the track in Weissach. Now begins the testing on selected tracks all over the world.
Already at the first practice test in Weissach many Porsche factory drivers could get a picture of the new GTE car. "It is certainly unusual to have several drivers at the wheel on the rollout," says Marco Ujhasi, Porsche GT Motorsports. "But because all of our factory riders on the development of the new car are involved, everyone who could time set it was allowed to come to Weissach and do a few laps."
The first usage of the RSR successor is planned in the January 2017 at the 24-hour race in Daytona. "The race premiere of a completely new vehicle in a 24-hour race is a major challenge. But we are well on schedule", explains Porsche sports Chief Frank-Steffen Valais. Porsche has not yet published data to the new vehicle. The predecessor based on the seventh generation of the 911 had a six-cylinder Boxer engine with about 470 HP. His force was transmitted through a special six-speed sequential racing gearbox on the rear axle. The brakes are equally important for racing. A brake system with six-piston monobloc fixed calipers reined the 911 RSR front and four-piston monobloc fixed calipers in rear. (sl)