It’s the Mid-Engined Porsche Racecar We’ve Always Dreamed Of

By Product Expert | Posted in Porsche, Porsche 911, Technology on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 at 8:23 pm
2017 Porsche 911 RSR Details and Changes

2017 Porsche 911 RSR Details and Changes

Well it is about time. We have been waiting a long time to see a mid-engined Porsche 911 cruise around the track at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and it looks like that is finally going to happen. Porsche has completely revamped its signature racecar, so allow us to dive right into all of the 2017 Porsche 911 RSR details and changes that fans should be worried about.

Centrally Located Six-Cylinder Engine Provides Better Balance for 911 RSR

One of the biggest developments for the 2017 Porsche 911 RSR is that Porsche completely overhauled the sports car’s typical design, with the engine located in the rear of the vehicle. It has moved the motor up to the center of the vehicle, allowing for a massive rear diffuser to be placed in the rear of the vehicle which will maximize the vehicle’s downforce. The engine is a six-cylinder boxer motor, similar to what you would find in the 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Depending on the restrictor on the engine, it could churn out as much as 510 horsepower. It will be mated to a six-speed sequential constant-mesh gearbox that will be shifted utilizing the shift paddles on the steering wheel.

2017 Porsche 911 RSR Redesign
2017 Porsche 911 RSR Interior Technology

New Technologies Make 911 RSR Safer than Ever Before

If you have purchased a new vehicle lately, you were probably offered a model that had some sort of driver assist technology available on it. Well that technology is now making its way into racecars. The 2017 Porsche 911 RSR will be equipped with a “Collision Avoid System” which will help detect other vehicles when driving and help prevent accidents from happening. The vehicle also utilizes a new safety cage and racing seat which will keep the driver safer if an accident does occur.

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If you saw the 2017 Porsche 911 RSR driving down the street, aside from the racing livery and the gigantic spoiler, you probably wouldn’t be able to tell it looked that much different than any other 2017 Porsche 911. That is because Porsche made an emphasis to have its new racecar reflect its achievements in the automotive world, and the results are pretty stunning.

Get Ready for the 2017 Porsche 911 RSR at Le Mans

The reason for the complete redesign of the 2017 Porsche 911 RSR is to bring Porsche back to the forefront of the racing world. The vehicle will be making its debut at Daytona at the end of January before it prepares to race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans next summer.

If you would like to purchase a Porsche 911 of your own, check out the great selection we have here at Loeber Motors. If you have any questions, please get in touch with one of our sales team members.

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