Behind the Wheel of a Winning Porsche at 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Ever wondered what it feels like to drive a Porsche 911 RSR? Hint: It’s freaking awesome. 

Porsche Motorsports once again dominated the 86th annual 24 Hours of Le Mans this year, taking first place in the pro-category. The Porsche 911 RSR  #92 earned top honors after 344 laps. The winning car, #92 competed in an historic livery from the the 917/20 from a 1971 Le Mans racer. Dubbed the “Pink Pig,” this Le Mans slayer was decked out in a pink exterior with paintwork on the car labelled in butcher-style cuts.

But what does it feel like to be behind the wheel of this raging Porsche? Photographer and videographer Ryan Charsville captured the experience of taking a lap in the Pink Pig for Porsche in this video posted on You Tube. In a word, “damn.”

Porsche 911 RSR #92 24 Hours of Le Mans

Damn, indeed. The Porsche 911 RSR is a milestone moment for the Porsche 911 in motorsport. Why? Because, unlike the road-going 911, with it’s engine behind the rear wheels, this 911 RSR is actually mid-engined. We can hear the purists howling already. The results speak for themselves, however, as this is fastest racing 911 ever made.

Check out the video to experience the jaw-dropping speed, power, and Porsche brilliance in a lap around the Circuit de la Sarthe at Le Mans. To feel like you’re in a winning car as it tears up the track is amazing, it’s thrilling, and please do yourself a favor and turn that sound up!

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Longtime automotive journalist S.J. Bryan has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online, Harley-Davidson Forums, and The Mustang Source, among other popular auto sites.

Bryan first discovered her passion for all things automotive riding in her parent's 1968 Ford Mustang. The automotive expert cut her teeth growing up riding on Harleys, and her first car was a Chevy Nova. Despite her lead foot, Bryan has yet to receive a speeding ticket.

The award-winning former playwright was first published at age 18. She has worked extensively as a writer and editor for a number of lifestyle and pop culture publications.

The diehard gearhead is a big fan of American muscle cars, sixth-gen Ford trucks, and Oxford commas.

S.J. can be reached at [email protected]

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