Porsche Rennsport Reunion Event Coverage

Get ready for Porsche car porn because we’re about to take you through the Porsche Rennsport Reunion.  Hosted by Porsche Cars North America (PCNA), this is one of the largest gatherings of vintage and recent Porsche race cars.

Upon arrival, we were greeted by the Porsche 911 Turbo Classic Series and Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.  The Classic was rebuilt after 20 years with a 450 horsepower air-cooled engine.  The body features side air intakes of the 993-generation 911 Turbo S along with 6,500 genuine parts from Porsche Classic, exclusively for the 993.  The Exclusive has a power upgrade of 27 horsepower over the current 991 Turbo S, resulting in 607hp, 553 lb.-ft of torque, complimented with a combination of lightweight carbon parts.  The Exclusive will have a limited production of only 500 units, while the Classic will be auctioned off by RM Sotheby’s at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta on October 27, 2018.

 

This life-size scale LEGO Porsche definitely brought the inner child out.  The LEGO display had a play area for kids and children behind the large LEGO 911!

 

The Porsche GT2 RS seemed to have been the popular car platform for the event as we saw this car in almost every vendor’s booth.  We sure didn’t get tired of it though.  The RS is a true hypercar with amazing performance.  It is powered by a 690 hp 3.8-liter twin turbo engine pumping out 550 lb/ft of torque.  It is currently the second fastest production car around the Nurburgring with an amazing time of 6:47.  It can go from 0-60 in 2.7 seconds.

 

The rare hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder was sleek and sexy. If you didn’t know the 918 is powered by a midships mounted naturally aspirated 4.6-liter V8 engine making 600 or so hp driving the rear wheels.  The car also has two electric motors powered by 6.8 kWh lithium-ion batteries driving the front wheels making over 280 hp. The combination belts out 944 lb-ft of torque!  It can go from 0-60 in 2.4 seconds.

 

The 918 exhaust for the mid-mounted V-8 is definitely one of the most unique design elements for this car. Only 918 cars were produced and only 202 of them are here in the USA.

3 comments

  1. I designed a 3 way adjustable sway bar with a MTB front derailleur shifter. It was super simple linkage, that works great. But it was an SAE car, so it was only 400lbs.

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    Great article but that RWB doesn’t belong on here.

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