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New Porsche 911 RSR Set for Goodwood Launch

Porsche confirms launch of new-gen 911 RSR will come at Goodwood Festival of Speed…

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Porsche’s new-generation 911 RSR will be launched at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next week, ahead of its expected on-track debut in the 2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship season.

The German manufacturer has confirmed that it will take the wraps off its second-generation mid-engined GTE car at the July 4-7 event.

While technical details have not yet been revealed, the car has already been spied testing on multiple occasions, most recently last month at Monza, featuring revised aerodynamics as well as a new diffuser design due to the exhausts, which have been relocated to the side of the car.

Porsche will be among the manufacturers to roll out new or updated machinery for the next three-year cycle of GTE regulations, which begins in September.

The regulations will not be introduced in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship until next year’s season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, resulting in Porsche utilizing its existing 911 RSR for the remainder of the 2019 GTLM season.

Chevrolet, meanwhile, is the other manufacturer known to be debuting a brand-new GTE car, which will come at Daytona in 2020.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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