New Porsche RS Spyder Delivered to Customer Team
Finally the first Porsche RS Spyder built for a customer team has been delivered to Dyson in Poughkeepsie, New York just in time for the coming 2007 ALMS season (the kickoff at Sebring takes place March 17).
The vehicle went to the US-based Dyson Racing team which with Porsche support will field two of the Weissach-developed and built high-tech sports prototypes against strong competition in the 2007 American Le Mans Series. It can be recalled that Porsche has swept the class competition with the RS Spyder winning all championship titles in the LMP2 category last season.
The RS Spyder will be undergoing further improvements over the winter and will be equipped with high performance Porsche parts. But right now its revving 500 horsepower is prepared to take on the challenges of its upcoming tests in Le Castellet and Sebring.
The delivery of the RS Spyder at Dyson Racing headquarter exemplifies Porsche commitment to customer racing. The RS Spyder was produced at the manufacturer facility of the new Porsche Motorsport Center in Weissach and was loaded for transport across the Atlantic. The other hand-built sports prototype will be delivered to Dyson’s headquarters in New York State in early February.
The American Le Mans Series takes off on March 17 with the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. To take on the challenge of the upcoming series are two RS Spyders which is Porsche’s supported Penske Motorsports team who won team championship last season.
And before the American Le Mans Series in March, the traditional winter test takes place on the Florida airfield circuit from January 22 to January 24. Dyson Racing together with the Penske Motosports will take part in the said public test both will be using Porsche RS Spyders courtesy of Porsche engineers from Weissach.
About Porsche RS Spyder
Porsche has developed and built the open RS Spyders in accordance to the rules and regulations of the French Automobile Club de’l Ouest (A.C.O) racing organization under the designation “Le Mans Prototyopes 2.” This means that this racing car may be entered, inter alia, in the American Le mans Series or ALM, the European Le Mans Series (LMS), and the 24 hours of Le Mans.
Porsche has chosen the second-highest of the four A.C.O. racing categories where it can compete at the highest level of technology and at the same time can limit the cost of racing the car with a view to future entry of the RS Spyder by customers.
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