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    Spied: 991 911 GT3 RSR in testing at Sebring

    Unfortunately there is no video to go along with these, but here we can see the new generation of Porsche's GT3 Cup car in action.

    Porsche’s new 991-based GTE contender broke cover today at Sebring as it prepares for the start of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

    SPEED.com has obtained the first photos of the new 911 RSR model, which is testing alongside a group of cars from the American Le Mans Series on the famed airfield circuit.

    Reports indicate the new-generation 991 turned its first laps shortly after 9 a.m. ET, making short five-lap stints with lap times in the 2:05 range. The pace picked up in the afternoon, which saw both factory drivers Patrick Pilet and Richard Lietz take turns in the car today.

    The German manufacturer elected to take part in a single-day test at Sebring in order to evaluate the durability of the new car ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where it will return with a factory effort for the first time since 1998.

    "We are very pleased with how the testing has gone so far," said Porsche's Head of Motorsport Hartmut Kristen. "Our goal is to be well prepared for the challenges of the very strong GTE class in the WEC and at Le Mans. The circuit in Sebring is very well suited to put a new vehicle through some demanding trials.

    "For this reason, a test in Sebring is a very good rehearsal for one of the toughest races of all, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Until the season kicks off in Silverstone, we will conduct some final tests on other race tracks so that our new 911 RSR is well and truly ready for the World Endurance Championship season."

    There are currently no plans to race the car full-time in America until 2014. Porsche AG Team Manthey will campaign two of the new 911 RSR's in the FIA WEC this year as a development program.

    Pilet will be joined by former ALMS champion Joerg Bergmeister in the No. 91 entry, while Lietz and longtime co-driver Marc Lieb are slated to pilot the No. 92 car in the full eight-round global championship. They'll be reinforced by Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas for Le Mans.
    For reference, last year's Flying Lizard 997 GT3 driven by Bergmeister turned a 2:00.119 for qualification in the Sebring 12 hours. So there is a bit of tuning to be done, but the car appears to be pretty quick right out of the box.


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    Source: http://oneighturbo.com/porsche-motor...sting-sebring/ and http://auto-racing.speedtv.com/artic...-breaks-cover/
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    It looks like a bad ass street car.
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    The wide fenders on this thing look fantastic.
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    Each time a new race car comes from Weissach,it is mind blowing!

    BTW,I would not call it a Cup car...

    A R or RSR have not that much in common with an ordinary Cup car...

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    Nasty...
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    Jesus the mule looks good enough for production.

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    The lap times published can be taken with a grain of salt:

    -sometimes a track is just slow in the morning due to the conditions(e.g.rained the night before,only car or not many other cars on the track,...so not much grip)...

    -5 lap stints mean there were many setup changes going on as well,as the car has seen only the own Porsche test track before.

    So not a surprise were faster than the 2:05 in the morning...




    Good to see the fuel filler is relocated finally..
    Was always a pain to jump with the filler on the bonnetClick here to enlarge

    Also the ventilation of the cockpit should be more efficient with the new location of the intake.

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    Moved to 911 -> 991

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    Looks bad ass
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