Porsche’s 2017 GTE Contender Spied Testing At Monza

We have been keeping close tabs on Porsche’s 2017 GTE contender. Or as close as is possible when dealing with the Germans. First it was reported that the new RSR would be turbocharged. Then it was reported it would be N/A. Now some interesting video has surfaced and to my ears that car sounds turbocharged. It would make sense to turbocharge seeing as turbo cars dominated GTE at Le Mans this year.

As you can see in the photos below, the new Porsche features side vents which are similarly placed as they are on the 911 Turbo road car. The new car also features a new rear wing and a re-shaped rear. This presumably to accommodate the 2017 RSR’s revised, mid-engine layout.

Now, it back and enjoy some Flat 6 fantastic-ness.

2017 911 gte
Photo: Stefano Ciabattoni

Source: SportsCar365 & Stefano Ciabattoni

Written by Chad Kennedy

Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.


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