Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Passes ALMS Test
“Right from the start, the cars ran very well and the teams made excellent progress with their work,” said a satisfied Martijn Meijs, head of Performance Porsche Motorsport. “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-millimetres 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 Patrick Long (USA) and Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) also set-up their new racer for the ALMS season-opener in Sebring. “The new GT3 RSR has a much better turn-in than the 2008 car,” Long said “Now we just have to work on finding an optimal spring-shocks set-up for the extremely bumpy circuit here in Sebring,” added Bergmeister.
In Sebring, with a 2008 GT3 RSR, the Vici Racing squad concentrated on set-up tests with the Michelin tyres, which are new for the team. From the first race of the season, the outfit will also run a 450 hp Porsche 911 GT3 RSR with the new four-litre six-cylinder boxer engine.
Based on the classic 911, the GT3 RSR will be powered by a 4.0-liter six-cylinder boxer engine that will develop 450 horsepower. The new 911 RSR will have a six speed gearbox and will be priced at 380,000 euros.