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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:40 pm    Post subject: Mid engined 911's testing for GTLM class. Reply with quote

Pertolicious wrote:
The Porsche 911 is possibly one of the most delightfully stubborn cars ever. Porsche has retained the 911's rear-engine layout since it evolved from the KdF-Wagens back in the 1930s. As much as I love an ass-engine, there are times when it may not be the best solution, and now even Porsche seems to agree, at least on their new GT racer.

The 911 RSR is a GTE and GTLM class racer, and is Porsche’s premier racecar based on one of their production cars—in this case, the 911
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Full report;

http://jalopnik.com/heres-more-evidence-porsche-is-testing-a-super-secret-m-1788246058?



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good stuff - I've not seen anything since I first heard the rumours in Radio Le Mans back in June, so that is a welcome update.

I do hope this proves to be a successful fix as Porsche are being comprehensively trumped by Ferrari and Aston in GTE - let alone by the thinly disguised prototype that is the Ford GT.

It would be amazing if they made a few road cars too. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other stuff on dsc:

http://www.dailysportscar.com/2016/10/24/2017-gte-gtlm-porsche-911-rsr-caught-on-video-in-testing-at-sebring.html

It sounds like a turbo motor (as per the leading class cars) as well.

The video footage is very much worth watching and hearing!

I'm glad Porsche are indicating to stay in contention, but still a little surprised that the rules allow the block to be moved this much without it appearing in a road car in that configuration as well.

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