Porsche has announced Walter Röhrl will compete in the Nürburgring 24 hour race, in May 2010, with the new 911 GT3 RS

Porsche has announced Walter Röhrl will compete in the 2010 Nürburgring 24 hour race.

The 62-year-old test driver (and double world rally champion) will be piloting a brand new Porsche 911 GT3 RS, which features a 3.8-liter six-cylinder boxer engine with 450 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. Backed up by a short-throw six-speed manual transmission, the car accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds, before hitting a top speed in excess of 193 mph (311 km/h).

According to Röhrl, "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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GT3 RS and Röhrl to compete in 2010 Nürburgring 24 Hour Race