Episode 7 – SPEED

Porsche’s racing team posts spectacular record times with the 911 GT3 RS. Two Frenchmen make a daring attempt at a world record with a bicycle. Race-car driver Christina Nielsen looks forward to entering Le Mans in a Porsche. And—the special story behind the 911 GT1 Evo. This episode of 9:11 Magazine is a celebration of speed.

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Speed Secrets

Four laps, each in under seven minutes—the 911 GT3 RS passed its trial by fire on the Nürburgring with flying colors. The Porsche racing team reveals what lies behind a performance of this caliber.

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Speed Trial

Jean-Claude Rude wanted to set a new world cycling speed record. In 1978 he made a daring attempt by riding in the slipstream of a Porsche 935 Turbo Martini. At the wheel was Le Mans legend Henri Pescarolo.

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Ms. Speed

Combining adrenaline with calm: Christina Nielsen is entering Le Mans 2018 in a Porsche. She was born with a love for speed. And now she lives her dream on racetracks around the world.

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The Art of Speed

Testimonies to legendary races – the posters by graphic artist Erich Strenger still evoke the adrenaline-charged excitement of Porsche victories. We explore Strenger’s extraordinary ability to capture speed on paper.

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Made for Speed

A real rarity: Porsche built the 911 GT1 Evo only twenty-one times. The fact that these road-legal race cars were made at all is due to a very special regulation...

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Speed secrets: Driving the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS to top times

New best time each lap

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS was a solid twenty-four seconds faster than its predecessor model on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring. With each of four successive laps, the Weissach racing team broke its own sonic barrier of seven minutes every time. The record drive shows that teamwork is the key to success. An extensive interview features Holger Bartels, GT team leader, Jan Frank, GT performance engineer, Lars Kern, test and development driver, and Marian Fiebig, mechanic, on the background to the record drive.

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Speed trial: The attempt to set a record behind a Porsche 935 Turbo Martini

Extended interview with Henri Pescarolo

Henri Pescarolo is famous to this day for entering Le Mans thirty-three times and winning it four times. Now retired, he looks back at a few exciting hours in 1978 that are etched in his memory. He was the “draft horse” driving a Porsche 935 Turbo Martini while pro cyclist Jean-Claude Rude rode behind him attempting to set a new speed record. In this video interview, Pescarolo talks about how he entered racing, and what it felt like to look in the rearview mirror and see a cyclist pedaling along at more than 160 km/h. 

Extended interview with Henri Pescarolo

Ms. Speed: Race-car driver Christina Nielsen

Fuel in Her Blood

Christina Nielsen is one of the most successful women in motorsports. 2018 is an exciting year for her. She will defend the IMSA championship title and enter the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Porsche. In this extensive interview she talks about what winning means to her, why she chose a career in this hotly contested field, and how she finds backing and support in this sport.

Fuel in Her Blood

Expectations Exceeded

Lars Erik Nielsen was initially a little hesitant about his daughter Christina’s love of racing –even though he himself had spent years as an active race-car driver. But his doubts quickly vanished. He is proud of his youngest daughter’s professionalism, stamina, and will to win. Nielsen talks to 9:11 Magazine about the relationship between father, daughter, and racing.

Lars Erik Nielsen

Current models in this episode

911 GT3 RS

911 GT3 RS

Porsche 911 GT3 RS: Fuel consumption combined 13.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 303 g/km*