The brand new 911 RSR (model year 2019) is a completely new development. The Weissach racing car has been improved in all areas and will replace the successful 911 RSR. It was this job of Weissach's engineers to make a very good car even better.
Ninety-five percent of the car is new. The only components unchanged are the headlights, the braking system, the clutch, the driver's seat and suspension parts.
The newest race 911 is again driven by an atmospheric six-cylinder engine of 4,194 cc and produces 515 hp. The new power source is the largest boxer engine ever installed in a Porsche 911 plant and offers even better driving characteristics compared to the proven four-liter predecessor.
The power is transferred to the rear wheels via a sequential six-speed constant-mesh gearbox with faster shift times and increased efficiency.
With the repositioning of the exhaust pipes, space has been created for an optimized diffuser with even more downforce for increased aerodynamic efficiency and stability, which further improves the use and durability of the tires during racing.
Driving ability and ease of maintenance are crucial factors in long-distance racing. That is why the cockpit has been reworked with the focus on better usability.
To provide additional protection for drivers, the active and passive safety elements in the Porsche 911 RSR have been overhauled. The proven warning system gives drivers an even better overview of detecting approaching prototype vehicles early enough. The optimized roll cage, the side impact body of the FIA in the door and cage and extra protection against bumps for the legs improve passive safety.
Porsche legend Jorg Bermeister and Le Mans winner Gianmaria Bruni recently presented the world's most spectacular 911 in world premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The Porsche GT team will deploy two factory cars with drivers Michael Christensen (Denmark) and Kévin Estre (France) and Gianmaria Bruni (Italy) and Richard Lietz (Austria).
In the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the switch to the latest model will take place in the 2020 season. In North America, an additional two factory-run Porsche 911 RSR will fight for the GTLM category title against competing manufacturers.
The vehicle is available for customer teams from the FIA WEC 2020/2021 season.
For the first time, the Weissach factory racing cars will be decked out in two different designs: the typical Porsche white remains the dominant color on car 91. Added accents include a centrally placed red stripe that extends from the front hood over the roof to the rear apron, as well as red sills. Gray accents on the side complement the clear and dynamic design.
On car 92, the white and gray colors are reversed. The rear wing and the exterior mirrors are black instead of white, so fans can distinguish between them.