Porsche At 2011 Monterey Car Weekend

August 16, 2011 at 8:51 am

Porsche announced plans for the 2011 Monterey Classic Car Weekend, and it includes showcase of motorsport heritage of its iconic 911 sports car alongside the 918 RSR Concept.

They will 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.

Porsche At 2011 Monterey Car Weekend 918

The 918 RSR is also a very interesting prospect. 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.

All in all, a pretty awesome show for Porsche fans and every car nut!