Porsche is eyeing to give their motorsport rivals a hard time in 2017 as they give the world a quick glimpse of their new 2017 GTE/GTLM-spec 911 race car. The brand had not only successfully completed the first rollout at the Weissach test track, but had also started with the official development on selected circuits around the world.
”It is definitely unusual to put several drivers behind the wheel at a rollout,” commented Marco Ujhasi , Overall Project Manager GT Works Motorsports. “But since all of our 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”.
The current 911 RSR was originally introduced back in 2013 and gets a flat-six engine that produces 464-horsepower. The car represents the flagship 911-based race car which is then followed by the 911 GT3 R and the 911 GT3 Cup. There is no doubt that this new race car will generate a lot of curiosity from their rivals as Porsche has yet to release any performance figures.
The new 2017 racer is scheduled to make its racing debut at the 2017 Daytona 24 Hours and it will be eligible to race not only in the IMSA Sportscar Championship’s GTLM class, but also the in the World Endurance Championship’s GTE class. “The race debut of a completely new vehicle at a 24-hour race is a big challenge. But we are right in schedule,” said the Head of Porsche Motorsport, Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser.