Porsche Developments
David Legangneux spotted a couple of interesting items in the French Porsche monthly, Flat 6.

Romain Dumas has remarked that the transmission problems encountered by Porsche at Sebring were related to the material used to manufacture the input shaft – which was of insufficient quality.

New components have been made – and were apparently tested at the end of last month, in preparation for the Houston ALMS event on May 12. Dumas tested a chassis that has stayed in Europe, while Timo Bernhard ran one of the ALMS cars at Mid-Ohio.

Romain Dumas also revealed that the current 996 GT3-RSR will be replaced by the new 997 "at the end of this season".

Meanwhile, developments are afoot with the GT3-RSR, as it is about to start its last season as a front line FIA GT car.

The Ebimotors cars (or just the Collard / Riccitelli car?) at Silverstone this weekend will apparently sport wider rear rims (up from 680 mm to 705 mm), a new (carbon) flat bottom and a new diffuser - according to the Belgian Turbo magazine.

Porsche seems to have woken up to the Ferrari challenge in GT2 – but will it be enough?


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