Archive for the ‘Walter Rohrl’ Category

This Porsche handles like a tractor!

This video is old, but we’re not sure how me missed it. Back in 2012 Auto Bild helped to coordinate the restoration of this Porsche Junior, the company’s modest 14hp tractor originally built between 1952 and 1963. The finished product was auctioned off for charity and to help promote the auction Auto Bild secured the […]

Porsche 918 Spyder breaks 7 minute barrier

Last week Porsche took a pair of production-spec 918 Spyders to the Nürburgring and created history. The 887hp/652kW petrol electric hybrid has just been officially launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show and Porsche used the occassion to announce the 918’s Nordschleife lap time. Factory racing driver Marc Lieb was at the wheel of a 918 […]

Injury forces Walter Röhrl out of Nürburgring 24 hour

Last last year it was announced that German motorsport legend Walter Röhrl would be making his return to the Nürburgring 24 hour race after a 17 year absence. However, a back injury has forced the 63-year-old to withdraw from the event. Simon Patrick will replace Röhrl in the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. He will share […]

Chris Harris to join Walter Röhrl for N24

Official confirmation of Walter Röhrl’s teammates for his drive in this year’s 24 hour race has finally come through. As expected Röhrl will be joined by Evo scribe Chris Harris (35), Sport Auto stalwart Horst von Saurma (55) and also former German Touring Car ace Roland Asch (59). They will form a very capable team […]

Walter Röhrl returns to 24 hour race

Porsche test driver, dual world rally champion and all round motor racing legend Walter Rohrl will be driving a Porsche 911 GT3 RS at the 2010 Nürburgring 24 hour race. Rohrl will be 63 when the race takes place in May and it will be his first N24 since 1993. There’s not much else around […]

Walter Röhrl drives new Porsche 911 GT3, but…

…not at the Nürburgring. Details of the the new 997.5 Porsche 911 GT3 were released the other day (see AUSmotive for more), and now a promotional video of the car in action has surfaced. As with other similar videos Porsche’s most famous test driver Walter Röhrl is at the wheel. However, perhaps crucially, the footage […]