The Manthey Racing team from Germany runs two brand new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR vehicles on 29 July in the 24 hour race on the Belgian circuit. Porsche developed the near-standard racing sportscar based on the road-going 911 GT3 RS and put it in the hands of the experienced team under the direction of team principal Olaf Manthey. Works drivers Timo Bernhard and Marc Lieb (both Germany) share driving duties with Pedro Lamy from Portugal in the GT3 RSR with starting number 111. Driving the Porsche with starting number 197 are factory pilots Lucas Luhr (Monaco), Sascha Maassen (Belgium) with Marcel Tiemann (Monaco).
The wide rear end and the folding roof bear clear and convincing testimony to the 911 Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S Cabriolet, two cars offering a unique synthesis of open-air motoÂring and driving pleasure of the highest caliber, with four-wheel drive further enhanced by two dynamic engines: The 3.6-litre flat-six in the Carrera 4 developing maximum output of 239 kW (325 bhp) and the 3.8-litre in the Carrera 4S providing an even more impressive 261 kW (355 bhp).The open-air Carrera with four-wheel drive accelerates to 100km/h in 5.3 seconds and has a top speed of 280 km/h or 174 mph. Top speed of the Carrera 4S Cabriolet is an even more impressive 288 km/h or 179 mph, with acceleration from 0 - 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds.
With the new Gemballa GTR 650 Avalanche, based on the Porsche 997 Carrera, the German Porsche conversion specialist Gemballa has created the dream car for the 2006 sports car year. This ultimate German sports car will be available to a selected clientele starting next year. With this refined, ultra-sporty and equally reliable automobile, Gemballa is continuing in its very own great tradition of sports car construction. The Gemballa Avalanche, Mirage and Cyrrus models from the 80’s didn’t earn their legendary reputation for no reason.
The most outrageous member of the Porsche 911 family is about to crack out of a 997 Turbo’s shell. Featuring Carrera GT’s PCCB ceramic composite brakes in standard, and Turbo’s engine boosted to almost 550 bhp, the new street racer will start eating miles in 2007