Porsche has taken the veil off their latest creation, 911 RSR GTE racer at Goodwood Festival of Speed. Porsche 911 RSR GTE will compete at the 2019-2020 FIA World Endurance Championship that begins at Silverstone from 1st September and will then become available to customer teams for 2020-2021 season. One may find similarity with the outgoing RSR GTE, but 95 percent of its parts are brand new. The most noticeable change in the new Porsche 911 RSR GTE is the bespoke naturally aspirated 4.2-liter flat-six engine that generates 507hp.
Incidentally, this is the largest capacity engine fitted onto a 911 racer and replaces the outgoing 4.0-liter unit. Generated power is transferred to rear wheels with help from six-speed sequential transmission with a three-disc carbon race clutch. 911 RSR GTE also features side-exiting exhausts that enables for design to have more effective rear diffuser that generates greater downforce. Just like its predecessor, new Porsche 911 RSR GTE features aluminum-steel composite body shell and carbon fiber reinforced plastic panels and tips the weight to just 1,245 kg.
With the launch of new Porsche 911 RSR GTE, it shows that Porsche is continuing to find ways for develop and improve their signature flat-six engine. Porsche GT3 and GT3 RS uses 4.0-liter engines that offer an excess of 500 hp. If the new 4.2-liter flat-six engine proves to be success on the racetrack, new development will eventually find its way to road-legal Porsche GT model. We have attached a video of the new 911 RSR GTE racer.