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Porsche at the 2011 Monterey Classic Car Weekend - Web Exclusive

911 Motorsport Heritage showcased alongside 918 RSR Concept

Les Bidrawn
Aug 17, 2011

ATLANTA - Porsche celebrates the motorsport heritage of its iconic 911 sports car alongside the 918 RSR Concept during the 2011 Monterey Classic Car weekend this year. In keeping with tradition, the Porsche Zentrum is the central hub for the Porsche experience during the week.

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The Zentrum, located at Quail Lodge, features a full-line Porsche display and a consumer test drive program. A Porsche display will also be nearby at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering on Friday, August 19 and on Peter Hay Hill at Pebble Beach, beginning on Thursday, August 18. This display at Peter Hay Hill will feature several historic 911 race cars, including the 1979 935 from the Brumos Collection, believed to be the last remaining unmodified 935 in existence, as well as the 911 S that carried Hurley Haywood to 10 Camel GT race wins in 1972. Other cars to be on display include a 2011 911 GT3 Cup Car from the Porsche Sport Driving School, the Gunnar Racing 911 GT1 fashioned after the car that won Le Mans overall in 1998 as well as the 2011 911 GT3 RS 4.0.

The 918 RSR concept will be the highlight of the Porsche Zentrum display on Friday and Saturday, August 19-20. The 918 RSR concept is a high-end synthesis of Porsche's successful hybrid concepts - the 911 GT3 R Hybrid and the 918 Spyder. It is a true 'racing laboratory' featuring an updated V8 engine from the successful RS Spyder race car with an output of 563 hp at 10,300 rpm. In addition, it features electric motors on the two front wheels that each contribute 75 kW, i.e. a total of 150 kW, to provide peak drive power of 767 hp. This additional power, which is generated during braking, is stored in an optimized flywheel accumulator.

The 918 RSR and the displays from the Monterey Classic Car Weekend are a precursor to the cars that will be on the track at Rennsport Reunion IV later this year October 14-16 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. This event promises to bring together an unprecedented gathering of significant Porsche vintage and current race cars, as well those who have driven them to victory in the world's most famous sports car races. The three-day program of on-track competition is complemented by a concours d'elegance, which is open to invited race participants, and special activities celebrating the decades-long history of the legendary 911 race cars.

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Additional details of the Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV along with images from the first three Rennsport Reunions are published on Porsche's press web site and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca's web site. Ticket information is available by contacting 800-327-7322 or www.mazdaraceway.com.

By Les Bidrawn
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