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Walter Rohrl will be 63 years old when he climbs into his Porsche GT3 RS at the Nurburgring 24 Hour Race on May 15 next year, and people in the know are predicting a podium finish.

Former F1 guru Niki Lauda called Rohrl a “Genuis on Wheels”. In Italy he was elected “Rallye driver of the century” and in France he was named “Rallye driver of the millennium”.

If that wasn’t enough, in November 2000 in Italy, a panel of 100 worldwide Motorsport experts elected him “Best Rallye driver ever” so its fair to say the man can drive.

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The 3.8-litre 331kW Porsche GT3 RS is a superb machine with an enviable record at the Nurburgring with no less than seven GT3’s filling the top 10 places in this year’s 24 Hour race. //www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/GT31.jpg

It comes with a six-speed manual gearbox and short throw gear-lever designed for racing along with dynamic engine mounts, Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) and Porsche Stability Management (PSM) as standard kit.

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In addition, ride height, camber, toe angle and anti-roll bar settings can be altered for different circuits.

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In standard guise, the GT3 RS will rocket from 0-100km/h in just 4.0 seconds and top speed is 310km/h.

Walter Rohrl knows this place better than most having put thousands of laps down during testing of most new cars from the Stuttgart based car company.

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He is obviously very confident of the car’s ability when he says “No other road-going 911 has ever been as close to a race car as this current GT3 RS. That’s why I’m thrilled to be able to prove that this sports car is up to the challenge of the 24 hour race”.

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Good luck Walter.




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