Assetto Corsa – 2017 Porsche 911 RSR Preview
The recently released Assetto Corsa Porsche Pack Volume 3 DLC contained an awesome set of Porsche models. However, the 2017 Porsche 911 RSR which was the most awaited model in the DLC did not make it to the pack’s release date and was replaced by a Porsche 911 Turbo S.
Kunos Simulazioni explained that they needed more time to get the RSR model ready and that the model would be released this month as a FREE upgrade of the Porsche Pack Vol. 3 DLC. For all the fans of the German marque, licensing manager Marco Massarutto has now published a new teaser picture showing us the Assetto Corsa 2017 Porsche 911 RSR 3D model.
The real world 2017 Porsche 911 RSR is still in development and will make its racing debut at this year’s 2017 Rolex 24 Hours of DAYTONA which will be held on 28th and 29th of January. Therefore, we would not be surprised if that date will also become the release date of the virtual model. (Keep in mind that we are only speculating.)
The new 2017 Porsche 911 RSR is most likely the biggest evolution in the history of Porsche’s top GT model. While retaining the typical 911 design, most of the technical elements have been re-developed from scratch and are fully compliant with the new LM-GTE/ACO class rules.
Unlike its rear-engined predecessors, the 2017 RSR features a new lightweight 503bhp 4.0-litre six-cylinder engine that is located in front of its back axle. This design will improve the RSR’s overall weight balance and enables the fitment of a large rear diffuser which in its turn will result in more downforce and stability. Furthermore, the RSR also received a newly designed suspension, six-speed paddle-shifted gearbox, and enhanced aerodynamic features.
The new Porsche 911 RSR will compete in the American IMSA Weathertech Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) including the 2017 edition of 24 Hours of Le Mans where it will take on the fight with the also mid-engined twin-turbo V8 Ferrari 488 and twin-turbo V6 Ford GT.
2017 Porsche 911 RSR Specifications:
- Single-seater race car for the LM-GTE category
- Weight: ca. 1,243 kg (base weight per regulations)
- Length: 4,557 mm (without splitter, rear wing, diffuser)
- Width: 2,042 mm (front axle) / 2,048 mm (rear axle)
- Wheelbase: 2,516 mm
- Water-cooled six cylinder boxer, positioned in front of the rear axle; 4,000 cm3, stroke 81.5 mm, bore 102 mm; ca. 375 kW (510 hp) depending on restrictor; four-valve technology; direct fuel injection; dry sump lubrication; single mass flywheel; power output limitation via restrictor; electronic throttle.
- Six-speed sequential constant-mesh gearbox; two-shaft longitudinal layout with bevel gear; shifting via electronic shift actuator; shift paddles on the steering wheel; magnesium gearbox casing; multi-disc self-locking differential with Visco unit; three disc carbon race clutch.
- Weight-optimised chassis in combined aluminium steel design; removable roof hatch for cockpit access; lifting bushes integrated in the roof; FT3 fuel cell in front of the car; welded-in roll cage; seat pursuant to FIA 8862-2009; rigidly mounted to the chassis; six-point safety harness for use with HANS; longitudinally adjustable pedalry; bodywork made of CFRP, quick-change; rear wing with “swan neck” mounts; four-post air jack system with safety pressure valve; electronically activated fire extinguisher system; heated windscreen.
- Front axle: double wishbone front axle; four-way vibration damper; twin coil spring setup (main and helper spring); anti-roll bars, adjustable by blade positions; electro-hydraulic power steering
- Rear axle: integrated rear axle subframe with double wishbone axle; four-way vibration damper; twin coil spring setup (main and helper spring); anti-roll bars, adjustable by blade positions; electro-hydraulic power steering; tripod drive shafts.
- Two independent brake circuits for front and rear axle, adjustable via balance bar.
- Front axle: One piece aluminum six-piston racing calipers with quick-coupling; internally ventilated steel brake discs, 390 mm diameter; race brake pads; optimized brake cooling ducts.
- Rear axle: One piece aluminum four-piston racing calipers with quick-coupling; internally ventilated steel brake discs, 355 mm diameter; race brake pads; optimized brake cooling ducts.
- Front axle: One piece forged light alloy wheels, 12.5Jx18 offset 25 with center lock nut; Michelin slick 30/68-18.
- Rear axle: One piece forged light alloy wheels, 13Jx18 offset 37 with center lock nut; Michelin slick 31/71-18.
- Cosworth Central Logger Unit; CFRP multi-functional steering wheel with integrated display; shift paddles and quick release; Collision Avoidance System; controlled alternator in connection with LiFePo4 battery; LED headlights; LED taillights plus rain light; illuminated car number and leader light system; black light inside cockpit; electric adjustable wing mirrors with memory function; tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS); drink system; air conditioning system; membrane switch panel on centre console with fluorescent labelling.
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