Lights, Camera, Traction!

“Take it for a spin”, they said.

The racing heritage of Porsche is, as most will agree exceptional, and in the case of the 911 unmatched in terms of major competition silverware by any other car of its type.  The Porsche 911-RSR (2019) looks set to continue that success.

Although this year’s model may look the same as its Le Mans-winning predecessor, it’s actually 95% new, re-engineered and re-designed to be a more optimised package. The 4.2 litre, flat-six Boxer engine delivers 515 PS and so with over six thousand kilometres of pre-season testing at Paul Ricard in a 30-hour stint, anticipation in the crowd at Silverstone was high.

Here’s the #91 car, driven by Gianmaria Bruni and Richard Lietz, winners here at Silverstone (LMGTE Pro) in this season’s opening round of the FIA’s World Endurance Championship, pushing past the limits of traction exiting Farm Curve on the way down to Village.  Even the best have to push hard to know where to find that limit.     

If you want to see the mighty 911-RSR (2019) lapping Silverstone, or maybe the even more mighty spin and incredible recovery, here are links to two great videos from the media team at FIA WEC: –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7nW8Tl8YfA

Words & Images: Howard Fielding (PhotoWodUK)

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