27 Nov 2012

Porsche RS Spyder laps Bathurst

The Porsche RS Spyder was a LMP2 (Le Mans Prototype Class 2) car designed to tackle the Le Mans 24 hour race as well as the Petit Le Mans and American Le Mans endurance racing series'.  It was first introduced in 2005 and eventually retired in 2010.  The RS Spyder weighed 825kg and a version of it's 3.4 litre V8 engine is used in the prototype 918 Spyder.

Bathurst, if you've never come across it before, is Australia's greatest race track and home to the legendary Bathurst 1000 race.  The track winds up the 'mountain' section before cascading downhill along the Conrod straight.

This video of a Porsche RS Spyder is filmed using onboard cameras and gives a fantastic feel for the speed the Porsche carries around the track.  Particularly watch out for 1.50 when the car, travelling at 180mph, kinks right as it heads towards the chicane at the bottom of Conrod Straight.  Awesome stuff.