Following its latest session at Sebring International Raceway, Porsche has announced that development of the new 911 RSR, based on its 991 generation model, is nearly complete.
Set to compete at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans and in the World Endurance Championship, two cars will be fielded in the GTE category by Porsche AG Team Manthey, with Olaf Manthey in the role of team manager.
Porsche works drivers Richard Lietz and Patrick Pilet shared driving duties at the Florida circuit. Lietz will take part in the WEC as well as Le Mans with Marc Lieb in car number 92, while Pilet joins forces with Joerg Bergmeister in the number 91 vehicle. It will celebrate its race début on April 14 at the WEC season-opener in Silverstone.
Porsche has yet to give any specification details, but in a recent Pistonheads‘ interview, the company’s R&D chief Wolfgang Hatz confirmed that it will use the same 338 kW/460 hp 4.0-litre unit that saw service in last year’s 911 GT3 RSR.
“We are very pleased with how the testing has gone so far. Our goal is to be well prepared for the challenges of the very strong GTE class in the WEC and at Le Mans,” said Hartmut Kristen, Porsche’s Head of Motorsport.