Building the Porsche 911 Rsr 3.8 - Daytona 24hrs
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Since years I was willing to try a “fusion” among the Fujimi 911 Rsr and the Tamiya 911 GT2. I always loved this car and, since the Fujimi kit features street components instead of racing ones, the merging was mandatory.
In 1995 IMSA made some important changes combining and introducing new classes. The new GTS-1 (Grand Touring Supreme 1) and GTS-2 (Grand Touring Supreme 2) classes were for both the tube-framed silhouette cars and the FIA/ACO LEMANS production-based unibody GT cars.
The new IMSA GTS classes were based on performance and not just specifications. For the new GTS-2 classes, the tube-framed cars would be an evolution of the old GTU tube-framed cars, with engines between 2.0 and 3.0 liters with a minimum weight of 1800 lbs, depending on engine types and sizes.
The first GTS-2 Porsche was the number 54 Rsr 3.8 liter driven by Lilian Bryner, Enzo Calderari, Renato Mastropietro and Ulrich Richter in 35th overall and second in GTS-2 class behind the BMW M3.
With 74 cars starting, the grid was the largest since 1980. The european Stadler Motorsport number 54 Porsche 911 Rsr team won the GTS-2 class and placed 5th overall.
The clumsy Fujimi bodywork needs to be refined, side skirt and rear bumper are too high. With files and sand paper I reshaped them as shown in the photos.
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