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    Porsche 911 GT America Debuts with Sebring/Daytona Tests

    Saturday’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship “tire test” at Sebring International Raceway marks the official public debut of Porsche’s newest race model, the 911 GT America. Six of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car-based, North America-only model are entered to take part in the two days of testing at Sebring as well as the two days of additional testing at Daytona International Speedway on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Created exclusively for Porsche Motorsport North America and the GT Daytona class of the TUDOR Championship by Porsche Motorsport in Weissach, Germany, the GT America features a Porsche flat-six 4.0 liter racing engine which produces 470 hp and utilizes a six-speed sequential gearbox with pneumatic paddle shift system and electronic throttle. The car has lightweight bodywork with aluminum-steel composite construction, a fuel safety cell with new quick-fill connection, a color Cosworth dash display and new safety equipment including a rescue opening in the roof allowing use of the KED system for driver stabilization. Like the 911 GT3 Cup and 911 RSR, the GT America is developed from the seventh-generation 911 road car.

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    Porsche North America 911 RSR Factory Team Awaits TUDOR Debut in January

    As scheduled, Porsche’s challenger for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans class will debut at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, January 25-26, 2014. Porsche Cars North America will enter a two-car factory effort fielded by CORE autosport and utilizing the Porsche 911 RSR, the marque’s premier worldwide GT entry. Team Falken Tire, which announced its place as the only customer program to campaign the 911 RSR in North America on November 6th, will have its single entry at the second race of the 2014 season, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The trio of RSRs will then challenge for race wins and the championship throughout the remainder of the 12 race schedule.

    Meanwhile, Porsche AG Team Manthey continues its inaugural season in the FIA/ACO World Endurance Championship (WEC) with the Porsche 911 RSR. The operation finished first and second in the GTE Pro category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June and continues in the point chase entering the season-finale, the Six Hours of Bahrain, on November 30th. Porsche AG Team Manthey is locked in a three-way battle for the team title only 15.5 points out of the lead going to Bahrain.

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    It's beautiful in person.

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    $270,000.

    A mere pittance, and probably 1/5th (?) of a season's budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuntman View Post
    It's beautiful in person.
    It's beautiful in photos, too.

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    Why so much front overhang?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Force McCocken View Post
    Why so much front overhang?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olitho View Post
    Are we talking again about Hakeem.
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    I remember the last time we discussed Amir's front


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    How do I get dragged into these things?
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    How do I get dragged into these things?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Force McCocken View Post
    Why so much front overhang?
    Seems normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Force McCocken View Post
    Why so much front overhang?
    Aside from the basic long overhang of the car, its likely to optimize aero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Force McCocken View Post
    Why so much front overhang?
    Because that's how we like women.
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