Porsche 911 (997) RSR #79 – Spark

2009 Porsche 911 (997) RSR
Pilots: P. Pilet, S. Neiman, S. Pumpelly
Team: Flying Lizard Motorsports
Race: 27th overall (4th in LMGTE-Am class) at Le Mans in 2012
Spark - S3738 (resin)

Published 07/29/18

The 997 generation of 911 GT3 RS (Rennsport) was first released in 2006, as an homologation model to be used in a few racing series – it was basically a street legal racing car. But the RSR was the full-blown race version, specifically developed for GT2 class racing. The car received a beefed-up suspension and a gearbox similar to the one used in the RS Spyder. The engine was the reliable  (M97.74) 3996 cm³ flat-6 with 24 valves and DOHC, that in stock form produced 465 ponies.

RSR #79
Average Spark = great model.

Flying Lizard had two cars in the 2012 24 Heures du Mans, both of them GT3 RSRs. For the GTE-Pro class they had car #80, and for the GTE-Am car #79 (#WP0ZZZ99Z9S799913). The Pro car didn’t have much luck and abandoned the race in the 114th lap, but this RSR #79 finished 4th in the GTE-Am class, coming in in 27th overall. Unfortunately though, the race of 2012 was the last time a Porsche flied the Flying Lizard colors at La Sarthe.

The definition of a model “Spark good”.

Not much to comment on the model, since it’s the regular fantastic model from Spark. And that’s maybe the best thing about Spark: you can count on them, they always deliver. I’m yet to see a car where they did a hack job (just look at the 2011 #80 car for instance). Well, their older stuff, for today’s standards, may not be as nice, however the current models are top notch.

RSR #79
Warning: reptiles on the track! That represents half of the Le Mans’ Flying Lizard cars available in 1:43.

And with the GT3 RSR #79 the lizard pen grows…

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