First Porsche RS Spyder delivered to customer team

First Porsche RS Spyder delivered to customer team  
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on 01/18/2007

Source: Porsche AG

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The first Porsche RS Spyder built for a customer team was delivered. 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. Last season Porsche swept the board with the RS Spyder, claiming all championship titles in the LMP2 category.

Undergoing further improvements over the winter, the RS Spyder, now boasting a good 500 horsepower, was prepared for the challenges of the new season with tests in Le Castellet and Sebring. At the same time, Porsche turned its commitment to customer racing into deeds at the pinnacle of sportscar racing by completing the first RS Spyder for Dyson Racing in the manufacture of the new Porsche Motorsport Centre in Weissach and loading the vehicle for transport across the Atlantic. The second completely hand-built sports prototype will be delivered to the team’s headquarter in the state of New York early February.

With twelve rounds on the 2007 calendar, the American Le Mans Series takes off on 17 March with the Sebring 12 hour race. Contesting the series again with two RS Spyders is the Porsche-supported Penske Motorsports team, who last season secured team championship honours. Before this, the traditional winter test takes place on the Florida airfield circuit from 22 to 24 January. Dyson Racing takes part in this final test, supported by Porsche engineers from Weissach, with its brand new RS Spyder.

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