Porsche tester and double rally world champion to compete in 24-hour race
18 December 2009

Porsche tester and rally legend Walter Rohrl will compete in next May's Nürburgring 24 hour race at the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

The 62-year-old will drive the 444bhp 3.8-litre engined car as part of a factory Porsche team during the race, which he last contested in 1993.

Autocar's Porsche 911 GT3 first drive

"No other road-going 911 has ever been as close to a race car as this current GT3 RS," said Rohrl. "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."

Twitter - follow autocar.co.ukSee all the latest Porsche reviews, news and video

Our Verdict

Porsche 911

A sublime all-purpose sports car that few others can match for its combination of power, handling prowess and interior refinement

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

Join the debate

Comments
2

18 December 2009

i met him at this years goodwood he was a really nice person

18 December 2009

I first saw his superhuman driving of his favourite 911 a few months ago and wondered if he redifined the concept of the best driver in the world.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Thomd4BQg[/youtube]

When I see driving like this, I feel a bit embarrassed that I ever try.

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Our Verdict

Porsche 911

A sublime all-purpose sports car that few others can match for its combination of power, handling prowess and interior refinement

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week