Porsche 911 RSR Expounds On Mid-Engine Features

Jan 31, 2017 08:43 AM EST | Leian N.


The updated Porsche 911 RSR stuffed a strong engine under the backseat space to make the vehicle run as fast as it did at Daytona and Le Mans. In fact, the cabin space on the car still has enough space to make it elegant like a normal Porsche model.

The Mid-Engine. The mid-engine is that of a 510hp-generating endurance racing flat-six powerhouse that has earned the model its reputation as a fine race car in several competitions in the past. Separated by a firewall from the cabin to the car, the cage extends to the engine as if it were part of the backseat. The 991-generation 4.0L also has a rear-view camera neighbor in the car's interior that has the collision avoidance system feature, reported Jalopnik.

The Porsche 911 RSR has incorporated the mid-engine feature to accommodate the huge rear diffuser utilized for GTE-spec race cars. It can be found at the bottom of the model's rear engine. Furthermore, the front aero of the car was likewise changed to accommodate this feature. It has quick-change parts that made the vehicle complex and easy to maneuver for the driver.

Benefits of the Feature. In other news, Yahoo! Sports reported that the new Porsche 911 RSR has shown greater force on the track this year. In fact, the mid-engine feature was unanticipated since it still dominated the race track despite the change. Furthermore, the report indicated that the vehicle may again reign victorious in its next competition.

On top of the changes and technological features, the Porsche 911 RSR also excelled in aerodynamic efficiency for its top-mounted rear-wing. The diffuser likewise retained its downforce capability. The developments to the vehicle were considered as the biggest evolution in the history of the brand's top GT models, said Porsche Motorsport head Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser reported The Drive.

Will the brand new Porsche 911 RSR dominate the race track once again this year? Will the mid-engine retain the flagship model's reputation?

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