Porsche 911 RSR Might Soon Be Available to Customers

Apr 06, 2017 11:20 PM EDT | Yen Palec


The Porsche 911 RSR might be available for mass consumer production within the foreseeable future. Recent reports claim that the luxury sports car manufacturer is considering releasing the mid-engine car for its RSR customer program.

In a recent interview with Sportscar365, Porsche head of Motorsport Dr. Frank Walliser said, "We are preparing a business case at the moment and will, I hope in the next two or three months, make the final decisions. We should know following Le Mans."

Dr. Walliser added that his division has received requests from various racing teams around the world to purchase the Porsche 911 RSR. Racing teams from Europe, the United States, and even Asia have shown intent into buying the mid-engine sports car for their respective teams.

The new Porsche 911 RSR has received wide critical praise following its recent release. The race car's new engine placement has significant effects on balance and weight distribution, both accounting for the car's impressive track performance.

Aside from the new engine placement, the 911 RSR also ditched its steel body for a new one that is made out of carbon fiber. The car's whole body is attached to the chassis using quick-release fasteners which make it easy to service the car since its exterior can be removed without applying too much effort. On the tech side, the car gets a new radar-based collision system which is aptly called "Collision Avoid System," according to Auto Blog.

The Porsche 911 RSR made its official racing debut in the 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race. The car finished second in the GTLM class, just a few seconds behind the Ford GT. Despite its rather subpar performance at the 12 Hours of Sebring, observers have noticed the future potential of the car as Porsche continues to improve it.

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