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