The 911 GT3 RSR from Porsche passes the ALMS Test

Posted on Thursday, 29 January 2009 , 13:01:24 byEmil

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The 911 GT3 RSR from Porsche passes the ALMS Test

The new 911 GT3 RSR by Porsche passed the race winter track test at the ALMS (American Le Mans Series) in Sebring. This Flying Lizard Motorsports plus Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche, the teams conducted some intensive 3-day schedule test and worked on the setup basis for the 12 hour Sebring race in March.

Martijn Meijs, the head of Performance Porsche Motorsport said `Right from the start, the cars ran very well and the teams made excellent progress with their work. Due to changes in the technical regulations, the cars tackle this season with a smaller air inlet restrictor and the ride height must be five-millimeters higher. For this, the teams can use hardly any of the data from 2008 and virtually have to start from zero with their suspension set-up'.

Porsche drivers Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) and Patrick Long (USA) set-up also their all-new racer for ALMS season-opener at Sebring. `The new GT3 RSR has a much better turn-in than the 2008 car' said Long 'Now we just have to work on finding an optimal spring-shocks set-up for the extremely bumpy circuit here in Sebring' continued Bergmeister.

In Sebring, having a GT3 RSR 2008, the Vici Racing squad now concentrated on the set up probe with Michelin tyres, that are brand new for the team. So, from the 1st race in season, that outfit also will run a Porsche 450 hp 911 GT3 RSR having the new 6-cylinder 4-liter boxer engine unit.

Based on amazing, classic 911, this GT3 RSR will run with a 4.0-liter 6-cylinder engine developing 450 horsepower. The all-new 911 RSR model will have a 6 speed gearbox, costing 380,000 Euro.