One of our very own Fletcher Jones associates was able to snag a press pass and cover the Los Angeles Auto Show this past week on Wednesday. “The entire event was fascinating. It was hard to know what to look at. My absolute favorite though, was the unveiling of the Porsche 911 RSR. It was so much wider than anticipated and it was a completely new development.”- Joey Maganini
He’s right, the Porsche 911 RSR is wider than its predecessor at 80.3 inches, whereas the 2013 model was at just 72.9 inches. And instead of sticking with tradition, Porsche has decided to give this model a mid-engine layout which is different from its usual rear-engine layout. That’s not the only thing that has changed in this newer model though, the engine, transmission, and new aerodynamic concept are all brand new designs. In fact, because Porsche was able to add a rear wing, the down force and the aerodynamics of the vehicle has significantly improved.
2017 is Porsche Year-
The Porsche 911 RSR race car was designed to compete in the World Endurance Championship and Weather Tech Sports Car Championship against competitors like Ford and Ferrari, who have won most of this year’s races. 2017 is Porsche’s year though, they are ready for the tough competition. The Porsche 911 RSR’s first race is in January, so stay tuned to see how the new design holds up.