The Petit Le Mans race on the storied Road Atlanta track not only signifies the end of an exciting racing season. The finale of the IMSA SportsCar Championship also marks the end of an era: For the Porsche 911 RSR in its current configuration, the race in Braselton in the US state of Georgia will be its last factory-run event. Its successor is expected to make its race debut in January 2017 at the Daytona 24-hour race. With its historic overall victory on this circuit in 2015 against the more powerful sports prototypes, the most successful GT racer of recent years secured all three GTLM-class titles for Porsche at the most important sports car championship in North America.

At its farewell performance, the 911 RSR, which was developed based on the seventh generation of the iconic 911 sports car, could even win a title: In the prestigious North American Endurance Cup, which encompasses the long distance classics of Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Petit Le Mans, Porsche is currently tied for the lead with Chevrolet. After the 1-2 victory in Austin, the Porsche North America works squad fields a pair of 911 RSR with the starting numbers 911 and 912 at the last round of the season.

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The Porsche 911 RSR

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