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    Rohrl to race 997.2 GT3 RS at Nurburgring 24hr

    http://www.crash.net/world+rally/news/155426/1/walter_rohrl_to_race_at_nurburgring.html

    Walter Rohrl will contest the Nurburgring 24 hour race in May next year, it has been announced.

    The 1980 and 1982 World Rally Champion will pilot a standard Porsche 911 GT3 RS and the event will mark the first time since 1993 that he has competed in Germany's largest automobile race.

    "Right from the word go, the new 911 GT3 RS reminded me of a race vehicle," said the 62-year-old, who is now a Porsche ambassador and test driver. "No other road-going 911 has ever been as close to a race car as this current GT3 RS.

    "That's why I'm thrilled to be able to prove that this sports car is up to the challenge of the 24 hour race."

    The new Porsche 911 GT RS, developed in the motorsport department at Weissach, is powered by a 450 hp, 3.8-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine. The high-revving unit reaches a specific output of over 118 hp per litre.

    "In the last years, Porsche racing vehicles have performed brilliantly at the 24 hour race on the Nurburgring with their speed and extraordinary reliability," added Hartmut Kristen, Head of Porsche Motorsport. "Four times straight, it was the Porsche GT3 RSR that was the vehicle to dominate the overall classification.

    "I am very pleased to see one of our Weissach-developed road-going vehicles competing parallel to the thoroughbred racers and proving its suitability for long distance competition."

    In the USA, 911 GT3 based race cars have collected 148 GT/GT2 victories between the American Le Mans Series and Grand-Am sports car racing series, far more than any other manufacture since the ALMS began in 1999 and Grand-Am in 2000.
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    Re: Rohrl to race 997.2 GT3 RS at Nurburgring 24hr

    Fantastic news  Smiley This will be a thriller SmileySmileySmileySmiley


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    Re: Rohrl to race 997.2 GT3 RS at Nurburgring 24hr

    Great news!!


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    Re: Rohrl to race 997.2 GT3 RS at Nurburgring 24hr

    Porsche-Jeck:

    Fantastic news  Smiley This will be a thriller SmileySmileySmileySmiley


    .,...and a reason to order one Smiley Smiley  ... specially after this argument : "No other road-going 911 has ever been as close to a race car as this current GT3 RS.
    SmileySmiley

    Right now , I feel, I NEED this car Smiley   ( I have gone on the configurator to spec one out.... sooooo tempting !!!!! Smiley Smiley )


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    Re: Rohrl to race 997.2 GT3 RS at Nurburgring 24hr

    Gnil:
    .,...and a reason to order one Smiley Smiley  ... specially after this argument : "No other road-going 911 has ever been as close to a race car as this current GT3 RS.
    SmileySmiley

     


    Hahaha - damned, you know me too well, Gnil Smiley I never would have thought that Porsche would activate good old Walter for such a stunt just to cause some hesitating customers to pull the trigger Smiley


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    Re: Rohrl to race 997.2 GT3 RS at Nurburgring 24hr

    Porsche-Jeck:
    Gnil:
    .,...and a reason to order one Smiley Smiley  ... specially after this argument : "No other road-going 911 has ever been as close to a race car as this current GT3 RS.
    SmileySmiley

     


    Hahaha - damned, you know me too well, Gnil Smiley I never would have thought that Porsche would activate good old Walter for such a stunt just to cause some hesitating customers to pull the trigger Smiley


    I can not resist these arguments. They must be true !!Smiley It Walter says it, then .... Smiley

    So..let me see how much I would get for my 997.2 S ( when I baught it, it was to keep for 5 years !!!! )Smiley


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    Re: Rohrl to race 997.2 GT3 RS at Nurburgring 24hr

    Well, we could console ourselves with the thought that the Bus (watch out for the thread with Walter driving the VW Bus) is even more expensive than the RS Smiley


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    Re: Rohrl to race 997.2 GT3 RS at Nurburgring 24hr

    HAHAHAHA

    move the economy!!! you guys need  two RS!!!

     

    maybe me too

     

    can we make a group buy?


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    Re: Rohrl to race 997.2 GT3 RS at Nurburgring 24hr

     we should see this for sure!!!


    Re: Rohrl to race 997.2 GT3 RS at Nurburgring 24hr

    Porsche nailed their audience with this great marketing exercise. Like Gnil said, if Walter says it, then...

    I wonder what if any changes will be made to the RS?


    Re: Rohrl to race 997.2 GT3 RS at Nurburgring 24hr

    I'm going to see if I can get over for this.


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    Re: Rohrl to race 997.2 GT3 RS at Nurburgring 24hr

    917962:

    Porsche nailed their audience with this great marketing exercise. Like Gnil said, if Walter says it, then...

    I wonder what if any changes will be made to the RS?


    I'm also curious about the specs of the GT3 RS that Walter will race.

    No A/C and stereo, for sure, and 1 piece bucket seats and PCCBs Smiley 


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    Re: Rohrl to race 997.2 GT3 RS at Nurburgring 24hr

    Maybe larger fuel tank?


    Re: Rohrl to race 997.2 GT3 RS at Nurburgring 24hr

    i suspect a secret swap for the 4.0L RSR engine


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    Re: Rohrl to race 997.2 GT3 RS at Nurburgring 24hr

     I am concerned. He will be racing past his bedtime. I hope other drivers are OK with this.


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    Re: Rohrl to race 997.2 GT3 RS at Nurburgring 24hr

    917962:

    I wonder what if any changes will be made to the RS?


    AFAIK changes are only allowed for the suspension (to cope with the extra stress from the Slicks) but not for the engine and drivetrain.

    @ Nick: last time Walter drove the 24h he switched off the lights during the night "Could have been too dangerous for some less experienced drivers if they just would have followed my lights" Smiley


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    Re: Rohrl to race 997.2 GT3 RS at Nurburgring 24hr

    nberry:

     I am concerned. He will be racing past his bedtime. I hope other drivers are OK with this.

    Nick, don't judge others by yourself Smiley


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    Re: Rohrl to race 997.2 GT3 RS at Nurburgring 24hr

     18" with slicks? 19"?


     
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