A new Porsche 911 RSR was debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this past weekend. The petrolhead garden party was the site of a few high-performance model launches, including the Mercedes-AMG A45 and Audi R8 LMS GT2 (which you can read about on our Facebook page)

Check out this crazy video of a Lamborghini Huracan drifting at the FoS.

Defending champions

This new 911 RSR will be used by Porsche to defend the manufacturers’ and drivers’ world championship in the FIA WEC that it won in 2019. The Porsche GT Team will field two works cars at eight rounds of the 2019/2020 WEC. The cars will be driven by Michael Christensen and Kevin Estre as well as Gianmaria Bruni and Richard Lietz. Ninety-five percent of the car is new. The only components that were retained from the predecessor are the headlights, brake system, clutch, driver’s seat and parts of the suspension.

Check out the Mercedes-AMG GT3 customer racecar at this link.

New motor
The latest Porsche 911 RSR is powered by the firm’s tried and trusted six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine configuration. In a departure from any production 911, the engine in the RSR is positioned in front of the rear axle. At 4,1-litres this new power unit is the largest ever to be mounted in a Porsche 911 from the factory. This high-revving unit has a bore of 104,5 mm and produces a maximum of 378 kW. In base form the Porsche 911 RSR tips the scales at just 1 245 kg.

Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a sequential six-speed gearbox. Shifts are controlled by paddles on the steering wheel. Two exhaust pipes now exit in front of the rear wheels. The routing saves weight and space has been made for an optimised diffuser. This new diffuser now generates even more downforce.

Under the skin

Under the skin, the Porsche 911 RSR rides on double wishbones with coil springs and anti-roll bars, at all four corners.  Six-piston calipers clamp 390 mm internally ventilated steel brake discs on the front axle and four-pot calipers act on 355 mm ventilated steel brake discs on the rear wheels.