Porsche will unveil the new 911 RSR racing car at the Los Angeles Auto Show (November 18-27). The eagerly awaited and much speculated about 2017 racer will put to rest all the theories circulating on the new RSR. Absolute secrecy has prevailed as to the car’s layout and engine, but the wait will soon be over. The Porsche press conference is to be held in the Petree Hall at the Convention Centre on November 16 at 10:15 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time; 7:15 p.m. CET).
The unveiling of the new 911 RSR will piggyback on the launch of four new Panamera models, namely: the Panamera Turbo Executive (404 kW/550 hp), Panamera 4S Executive (324 kW/440 hp), Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Executive (340 kW/462 hp) and the Panamera 4 Executive (243 kW/330 hp).
It is anyone’s guess as to the real reason why Porsche have chosen to introduce the new race car at the LA Auto Show, an event usually given to showcasing new technology, design and innovation in the auto industry. Perhaps it has to do with the US being Porsche’s biggest market that they felt the need to show their new racer there in order to underpin the Panamera’s attributes. In the past, new race models have often been shown at Porsche’s own Night of Champions, or at European motor shows, but all eyes will certainly be on the new RSR as the covers come off the racer in LA on Wednesday.
Written by: Glen Smale
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