911 RSR's Successor Enters Test Phase

BY Azfar Hashim

An all-new race car from Porsche; if you are excited already, so are we!

Porsche's GT race car for the 2015 season will be replaced by a completely new race car in 2017.

The successor to the 911 RSR has already completed a successful rollout on the test track in Weissach; it now begins the test phase on selected racetracks around the world.

At its first test runs at Weissach, the majority of the Porsche works drivers were able to get a first impression of the new 2017 GTE race car. “It is definitely unusual to put several drivers behind the wheel at a rollout,” says Marco Ujhasi, Overall Project Manager GT Works Motor-sport.

“But since all of our works drivers are involved in the development of the new car, the ones who could fit it into their schedules came to Weissach and turned a couple of laps”, he continued.

The first outing of the RSR successor is planned for January 2017 at the 24-hour race at Daytona. “The race debut of a completely new vehicle at a 24-hour race is a big challenge. But we are right on schedule,” explains the Head of Porsche Motorsport, Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser.