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The Porsche 911 RSR (991) '17 is a race car produced by Porsche. It appears in Gran Turismo Sport and Gran Turismo 7.

The car represented in the game is based on its appearance at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, where the car was seen in public for the first time. The following year, the car entered in the GT Le Mans class of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, where it achieved a 4th place finish in the Manufacturers' championship, and a 5th place finish in the Driver's Championship with Patrick Pilet and Dirk Werner, and in the LMGTE Pro class of the FIA World Endurance Championship, where it achieved a 3rd place finish in the Manufacturers' championship, and a 2nd place finish in the Driver's Championship with Richard Lietz and Frédéric Makowiecki.

An alternate livery featured in GT7 is based on the #92 golden stripe livery that raced in the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Liveries[]

Two liveries are available for this car:

  • Variation (#92 Porsche GT Team 2019, GT7 only)
  • #911 Porsche factory/presentation livery (unlisted in-game)

In-game description[]

Starting with the Carrera RSR, born in 1973 to compete in Group 4 racing, the RSR series has left an impressive mark in the world of motorsports over the years. The latest version of the series, based on the 7th generation model of the 911 (Type 991), is the 911 RSR that debuted at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.

This RSR is a pure competition machine, born and bred to race in the LM-GTE class of the WEC (World Endurance Championships), and the American IMSA. Though it's obvious from just looking at the completely different exterior, including the aerodynamics, body structure, engine and transmission, this car was clearly developed in an entirely different process to the road car.

The highlight of these differences is in the engine. In the history of the 911 series the engine was always mounted behind the rear axle; this is the first car where the engine is mounted midship, in front of the axle. What resides in that space is a 4 litre, horizontally opposed, 6 cylinder, naturally aspirated engine with direct fuel injection, producing 502 BHP. The change in the engine mounting location had an immense impact on drivability, and, furthermore, allowed the addition of a large diffuser in its original space, giving it a distinct advantage in terms of aerodynamics. The large swan neck rear spoiler, carried over from the 919 Hybrid LMP machine, also gives the RSR's rear end a distinct look.

At the Le Mans 24 hour race held in June 2017, the 911 RSR led the pack for much of the race, proving its impressive performance to sports car fans. Though it did not make the podium due to an unfortunate tyre issue near the end, its driving performance was top notch throughout the race and worthy of the RSR lineage.

Dealership (GT7)[]

The 911 version of the RSR is a race car designed for endurance events such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The biggest departure from the stock 911 is the mid-mounted engine. Considerable aerodynamic improvements were also implemented, making this machine stable at high speeds.

Café (GT7)[]

Jeremy[]

Porsche is a major contender at the WEC—the 'World Endurance Championship'. For the series, it has entered the 911 RSR... for both the LMP1 and LM-GTE classes. As you can imagine, the 911 is without a doubt Porsche's flagship series! While aiming for overall victories in the LMP1 class, it has also gunned for the top spot in the GT class. This particular 911 RSR competed in WEC and IMSA series races in 2017. It received a bit of backlash from Porsche enthusiasts, however. That's because its engine is mounted midship rather than in the rear. Indeed, fans will tell you that a 'true' 911 is really a rear-engine car. But then the midship layout improved the car's speed stability... And the change in weight balance is said to have dramatically reduced tyre friction. Seen in this light, the alterations make sense. Porsche is in it to win it, after all!

Freeman Thomas[]

With more mid-engine cars from Ford and Ferrari winning in LM-GTE, WEC and American IMSA events... Porsche needed to do something! Styled by Gran Larson in 2017... This mid-engine 911 RSR was a bold move! Back in 1996, Porsche tried something similar, getting Tony Hatter to style... A mid-engine 911 GT1 based on the 993.[1] The 2017 RSR silhouette hides... Its mid-engine architecture, making it look like a rear-engine 991. That said, it is wider and more aggressive! As the saying goes in the automobile industry... "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday!"

Acquisition[]

GT Sport[]

This car can be purchased in the Porsche section of Brand Central for 450,000 Credits. It can also be obtained by signing a Manufacturer Series contract with Porsche, which is valid for one Manufacturer Series season and allows the car to be used in Manufacturer Series races.

GT7[]

This car can be purchased in the Porsche section of Brand Central for 450,000 Credits. It can also be obtained by signing a Manufacturer Cup contract with Porsche, which is valid for one Manufacturer Cup season and allows the car to be used in Manufacturer Cup races.

A special livery version of the car, based on the "Pink Pig" livery that was used by Porsche 917/20 to win the 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans and later used as a throwback livery on the 911 RSR to win the LMGTE class at the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans (but with Bose and Fanatec sponsor decals) is available by participating in the third round of the online qualifiers for the 2023 Porsche Esports Challenge USA from July 24-30, 2023.[2]

Trivia[]

  • When the car was first confirmed to be in GT Sport, it was the first non-fictional Gr.3 car not built to GT3 regulations, but rather to LM GTE ones.
  • Because the car is based on the presentation version, a number of aerodynamic features are missing or different, such as the canards being missing entirely.
  • Unlike the main livery, the variation livery in GT7 has white headlight covers, despite the actual car having yellow ones due to LM GTE regulations.
  • On September 12, 2023, the special livery given to participants of the third round of the 2023 Porsche Esports Challenge USA was made available for download to all players regardless of country/region through the Sagittarius account (login required), but it was removed some time later. The version shared through the Sagittarius account has a different car number (#75 instead of #23) and some differently placed decals due to the different car number decals.
    • The shared livery still has the #23 car number as a hidden decal.

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