• This LEGO Porsche 911 RSR In the Desert is More Than a Mirage

911 RSR takes a trip to Dubai, but it’s not what you think

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Porsche’s partnership with LEGO isn’t exactly new and while so far it has involved the churning out of stunning brick-made cars under the Speed Champions and Technic monikers, the two brands just switched it up to a more laidback, slowed-down vibe.

Sure, you won’t see a real 911 RSR on public roads because race cars aren’t allowed there. But if you happen to know a skilled photographer like Tomek Makolski, then you’re in for a treat. One that’s not a mirage, by the way.

This LEGO Porsche 911 RSR In the Desert is More Than a Mirage
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Long story short, for this project, Makolski travelled to Dubai looking for settings that would suit the 911 RSR i.e. make it stand out the most.

We have got hold our hands up and admit the final result is nothing short of amazing, considering Makolski baked in a lot of finesse details such as authentic lighting, dry dust flying around, and the effect of hot black asphalt. And guess what: it was all done in the studio.

“I shot the car in the studio in Warsaw and applied all the light there. It was essential to reproduce it exactly as it was on location before going into post-production. There, with the help of Kamil Karpiński at adspringer.com, we put everything together, including the additional blur and flames.”

This LEGO Porsche 911 RSR In the Desert is More Than a Mirage
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Funny thing, the car in the pictures actually belongs to Makolski and he says he built it during the coronavirus lockdown.

Speaking of which, the LEGO Technic 911 RSR can be the ultimate Christmas present. It sells for $150, has 1,580 pieces, and it’s a slurry of cool features seen in the real race car as it features a six-cylinder engine with moving pistons, aero bits and bobs just as bonkers as the life-size RSR, opening doors, working differential, and the original car’s race livery.

In case you’re interested, you can order one from Amazon right here.

2019 Porsche 911 RSR drivetrain specifications
Engine Water-cooled, 4.2-liter, naturally aspirated, 24-valve, six-cylinder
Bore x stroke 4.11 x 3.2 inches
Lubrication Dry sump
Output 515 horsepower (depending on restrictor)
Torque over 400 pound-feet of torque, red line over 9,000 rpm
Transmission six-speed sequential constant-mesh gearbox with a three-disc clutch and a multi-disc self-locking differential with visco unit
Suspension Double wishbone all around with four-way adjustable vibration dampers, coil springs, and adjustable anti-roll bars
Steering rack-and-pinion with electro-hydraulic power steering
Brakes Steel disc brakes all around with aluminum six-piston calipers (in the front) and four-piston calipers (in the rear) with two brake circuits

Source: Porsche

Tudor Rus
Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read full bio
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