2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR Hits the Track at Sebring

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The Porsche 911 GT3 RSR has hit the track for the first time in Sebring at the American Le Mans Series Winter Test.

Porsche brought out their new 911 GT3 RSR out to the Sebring International Raceway road course in Florida for the annual Winter Test in preparation for this year's 2012 American Le Mans Series. Ten total GT cars hit the track week during the Winter Test. The Porsche teams ran alongside teams from Ferrari, Corvette and BMW. Flying Lizard team drivers Patrick Long, Marco Holzer and Joerg Bergmeister were all busy prepping for the 60th run of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.

Long elaborated on the success of their tests, saying "We brought our lap times down almost two seconds from the first hour to the last hour of this test weekend (about 16 hours total). This is unusual for this track, which tends to be bumpy enough to distract you from the task at hand. "The new RSR has a different feel than the previous model and this process really challenges your race crew and engineers as well as the drivers, so good feedback and communications are essential." The Porsche 911 GT3 RSR packs an air-restricted 460hp 4.0-liter boxer six.

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The racer will enter the 60th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in mid-March and could appear at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and participate in the FIA World Endurance Championship later this year.

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