In November of 2016 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Porsche AG made news with the new Porsche 911 RSR. It updated the long-running racing variant of the 911 Porsche, but many of us — especially here at Porsche of Nashua — were disappointed that it was only slated to be built in small numbers. New reporting suggests that might be changing.
The Porsche RSR is one of only two Porsche cars not available to the general public. The other is the Porsche 919, a hybrid supercar. We can’t say we’re surprised. The dominance of both on the track wouldn’t be the only reason to keep them off the streets around Manchester, NH. The other reason is that both cars — especially the hybrid — are extremely expensive. That’s fine if you’re building in limited numbers for a racing team with deep pockets, but it’s harder to make a business case to scale up to a production car if the buyers aren’t there.
A handful of the latest version of the Porsche 911 RSR were made available as homologation models. However, with more racing teams (beyond Manthey, which has run the car to great success) expressing interest, and with enough of the public clamoring for models of their own, Porsche is re-evaluating the car’s prospects.
The head of Porsche Motorsport, Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, confirmed as much, saying that the company had “a surprisingly high number” of people who wanted the Porsche 911 RSR. Not as many as a Porsche Cayenne, certainly, but Walliser stated that around the time of Le Mans, a final decision could come.
If you’re mooning over your very own Porsche race car, watch this space. If you just want the best that Porsche AG has to offer — minus the stratospheric price tag of a supercar — head to 170 Main Dunstable Road in Nashua, NH. Porsche of Nashua can help you get into the car of your dreams!