Walter porsche test driver

He worked as an instructor for the porsche driving experience and from there was plucked from the ranks in 2012 to become an official porsche test driver. And quarter a century ago, in 1993, he became a porsche test driver and took. Its 98 percent le mans winner, two percent 930 turbo. This 2020 porsche 911 carrera cabriolet includes the following options. Walter rohrl celebrates his silver anniversary porsche newsroom. Walter rohrl born 7 march 1947 is a german rally and auto racing driver, with victories for fiat, opel, lancia and audi as well as porsche. Porsches famed test driver walter rohrl was scared of it. Walter rohrl crashes porsche 918 weissach on the track. To an experience thats hard to describe its just something you have to experience for.

Enter sport plus mode, brake to the floor, same for the gas, a light comes on. Rohrl, now an official porsche test driver, was rally. If you see the tree you are driving in to, you have under steered. Rally ace walter rohrl praises porsche taycan, then turns. Walter rohrl argues cars are getting too quick for nurburgring. That includes exploring the upper limits of production. Nov 11, 2019 but walter rohrl, world rally champion and porsche test driver, dispatches the corners of knockhill racing circuit in scotland as nonchalantly as a surgeon on a coffee break, even though this is his first time at the track. Nov 07, 2017 driving legend walter rohrl shows us what the porsche 911 gt2 rs can do on the track at the algarve international circuit in portugal, before we take it for a spin. Sep 10, 20 porsche test driver timo kluck and former european rally champion walter rohrl also managed to take down the record on their first attempts but it was marc lieb who had the best time. Porsches official test driver walter rohrl completed the nurburgring nordschleife with the 996 gt3 in 7 minutes 56 seconds, a feat which was used by porsche to promote the car.

To get an idea of what its like, you can go to the experience pages for the various models 911, cayman, boxster and cayenne and enjoy, besides plenty of fascinating specials, a. Its the first car in my life that i drive and i feel scared, world rally champion and porsche test driver walter rohrl told drive magazine just before it went on sale in 2003. A followup act to the epic 20042007 porsche carrera gt is no easy feat, but the heads from stuttgart managed to oneup themselves with the 918. Walter rohrl makes hard driving look simple in porsche. Porsche macan on ice with rally legend walter rohrl. Jan 14, 2019 porsche taycan, the german premium automakers first allelectric vehicle, is being put to the test by rally legend walter rohrl as part of its development program ahead of the launch later.

Walter rohrl test drives the porsche taycan youtube. Im surprised because you barely notice the weight any more. Dec 03, 20 its the first car in my life that i drive and i feel scared, world rally champion and porsche test driver walter rohrl told drive magazine just before it went on sale in 2003. Jan 18, 2019 rally ace walter rohrl praises porsche taycan, then turns around and trashes evs online this is the same guy who claims wouldnt have accepted being beaten by a woman driver during his wrc days. So, the quickest route to being a pro as a test driver would be to become a successful racecar driver ideally in a gt series, and ideally in a porsche since that will improve your visibility to the factory. Awesome quotes from legendary rally driver and porsche test driver walter rohrl. The rally driver was particularly impressed with the steering and brakes. Porsche macan on ice with rally legend walter rohrl car. Say hello to the only roadgoing porsche 935 kremer k3 in existence, ordered new in 1979 by the austriancanadian oil magnate walter wolf. Walter rohrl is ready to step away from doing nurburging testing for. Walter rohrl talks a bit of the carrera gt car forums. Porsche test driver and twotime world rally champion walter rohrl is obviously no stranger to pushing cars to their very limits. When porsche makes cars out of dreams, this always leads to a sporty driving experience with no compromise. Former world rally champion and porsche test driver walter rohrl told drive the new porsche supercar is the first car in my life that i drive and i feel scared.

Walter was testing the new porsche 911 gt2 997 generation and of course, he had some competitors products on hand as well, one of them a ferrari 599. Mar 10, 2017 porsche museum celebrates walter rohrl. To an experience thats hard to describe its just something you have to experience for yourself. Apparently, famed porsche test driver walter rohrl called the car, the most dangerous car on the road. Sep 05, 20 porsche was kind enough to set up a small autocross course with a spot to test launch control.

Porsche 918 spyder debuts with new nurburgring lap record w. If a route is scanned in advance and matched with gps data, an autonomous system could make suitable suggestions for the speed, rpm, and gearin normal, sport, or sport plus mode, as desired. The ace driver crashed a porsche 918 spyder weissach while filming for autobilds. Walter rohrl porsches legendary test driver has crashed the most expensive supercar in the german brands line up. Walter wolfs porsche 935 is a snarling streetlegal le mans. Nov 16, 2017 instead of rohrl, porsche test driver lars kern set the fastest time in the gt2 rs by lapping the course in 6 minutes and 47. The test drivers employed by the porsche factory are either current or former race drivers. Driving lesson with walter rohrl and the new porsche 911 youtube. Jan 22, 2020 walter rohrl discusses porsches top 5 rally cars. During his hot lap on nordschleife, he encountered an identical car, just in black colour. We drive the porsche cayenne turbo s on the autobahn in germany, where 570 horsepower reigns supreme in the left lane. Features page 21 excellence the magazine about porsche. Just three australians have ordered one, but they have told porsche their cars will be garaged in europe because the carrera gt cannot be registered here. Christophorus persuaded him to dig deep into his box of photographs and select seven special.

Suffice to say, hes not so easily impressed anymore. We were told by renowned rally legend and porsche test driver walter rohrl that the cayenne ran a tick faster than the bmw x5 and boxster s around germanys fabled nuerburgring. The july 11 marks the 20th anniversary of walter rohrls victory at the pikes peak international hill climb in his audi sport quattro s1. Porsche museum celebrates walter rohrl sports car digest. Walter rohrl 5 best videos of the german rally driver. Instead of rohrl, porsche test driver lars kern set the fastest time in the.

Rohrl has been a brand ambassador and test driver for the stuttgart sportscar. Racing legend and porsche senior race driver walter rohl has seen his fair share of iconic porsche models over the years. Porsche claims that, on the morning of september 4, a team of three drivers including former rally champ walter rohrl and porsche test drivers timo kluck and marc lieb broke the nordschleife. This is the second encounter for rally legend walter rohrl and the porsche taycan. In recent years, he has been retained as the senior test driver for porsche road cars, famously setting. During the carrera gts development, porsche test driver walter rohrl told the australian website drive that the gt was the first car in my life that i drive and i feel scared. Porsche taycan is put to the test by rally legend walter rohrl electrek. Shortly before climbing in, he seemed to be about as tense as the engineers assigned to monitor the test ride. Walter wolfs porsche 935 is a snarling streetlegal le. Porsche celebrates motorsport icon walter rohrl 03062017 genius on wheels is the name of an exhibition at the porsche museum in zuffenhausen that honours rally racing legend walter rohrl on his 70th birthday. With its racebred suspension, snarling engine, and. Walter rohrl makes hard driving look simple in porsche 718. Given that the car is the ultimate porsche supercar. Walter rohrl presents the new porsche 911 gt3 in spain.

Enter sport plus mode, brake to the floor, same for the gas, a light comes. Walter rohrl born 7 march 1947 is a german rally and auto racing driver, with victories for fiat, opel, lancia and audi as well as porsche, ford and bmw. Whats it like to ride with porsche ag test driver walter rohrl in older porsche machinery. And indycar driver and carrera gt owner graham rahal. The person testing this one takes things too far, though, and it ends destroyed porsche 911. Aug 01, 2017 apparently, famed porsche test driver walter rohrl called the car, the most dangerous car on the road. Porsche was kind enough to set up a small autocross course with a spot to test launch control. Driving the porsche gt2 rs with walter rohrl youtube. Walter rohrl, the best rally racing driver of all time, turns seventy in march. Jun 22, 2015 a followup act to the epic 20042007 porsche carrera gt is no easy feat, but the heads from stuttgart managed to oneup themselves with the 918. Walter rohrl, porsche driving experience, 2017, porsche ag. Walter rohrl drives the porsche gt2 rs around luk driving.

May 28, 2015 as a senior test driver for porsches gt cars, rohrl also had input into the development of this, the most intense and trackready 911. Incidentally, its also a car with an intriguing link to classic driver. Bewinged, pierced with vents, and crammed full of tire. Jul 17, 2017 racing legend and porsche senior race driver walter rohl has seen his fair share of iconic porsche models over the years. I had already indicated that i would do an objective test on the driving. Jan 09, 2018 written by jurgen barth, the head of porsches customer sports department at the time. Rohrl has been a brand ambassador and test driver for the stuttgart sports car manufacturer since 1993. Pro drivers, jay leno also struggled with the porsche that. The pca test drive program provides you a sixmonth subscription to porsche panorama, the clubs national monthly magazine, and a temporary account to log on to our website. Four things we learned chatting to porsche test driver. Walter rohrl, a former world rally champion and famed porsche test driver, told australian magazine drive that the cgt is the first car in my life that i drive and feel scared.

If a route is scanned in advance and matched with gps data, an autonomous system could make suitable. The sound of music a v6 biturbo engine supplies more power with lower consumption and lends the new cayenne gts an even sportier characteras well as a special sound. Hes porsches test driver and not to mention a group b rally star who piloted the insane audi sport quattro. Walter rohrl crashes porsche 918 spyder the supercar blog. Featured stories on excellence, the magazine about porsche page 21. While porsche intelligent performance stands for porsche s maxim of more power with less fuel consumption, the concept sounds quite different in this case. Mar 02, 2015 porsches legendary test driver walter rohrl gave the package his stamp of approval when he lapped the 997 911 gt3 at the nurburgring in 7 minutes and 40 seconds. The ace driver crashed a porsche 918 spyder weissach while filming for autobilds road test. Wild man walter issue 160 excellence the magazine about.

Porsche celebrates motorsport icon walter rohrl porsche newsroom. A former manager at porsche has called the cgt the most dangerous car on the road. Given that the car is the ultimate porsche supercar, it takes a lot of willpower to deny yourself the satisfaction of flooring the gas pedal and taking off into the sunset. New porsche 911 for sale riverside porsche dealership. Aug 25, 2010 walter rohrl is porsches senior test driver and has quite a resume in his racing career. But walter rohrl, world rally champion and porsche test driver, dispatches the corners of knockhill racing circuit in scotland as nonchalantly. Nov 20, 2017 according to ace porsche driver walter rohrl, weve officially reached the point where testing production cars on the nurburgring is a dangerous proposition. Walter rohrl discusses porsches top 5 rally cars carscoops. Nov 17, 2002 former world rally champion and porsche test driver walter rohrl told drive the new porsche supercar is the first car in my life that i drive and i feel scared. Walter rohrl, 911 gt2 rs press test, portimao, portugal, 2017, porsche.

Porsche celebrates walter rohrls birthday with a special. Rally ace walter rohrl praises porsche taycan, then turns around. Shortly before climbing in, he seemed to be about as tense as the engineers assigned to monitor the test ride but that changed very quickly. At the height of his rally career, he participated in development of the hitech milestone of 1980s the porsche 959 supercar. Porsche seeks to offer the best individual solutions with parameters adaptable to each driver.

Awesome quotes from legendary rally driver and porsche. May 06, 20 youve got the worlds greatest stretch of twisty tarmac ahead of you, goes our pitch to walter rohrl, world rally legend and porsche test driver, and two sets of keys. Walter rohrl talks a bit of the carrera gt car forums and. Hes an accomplished rally driver and road racer with victories for a fine collection of. Christophorus persuaded him to dig deep into his box of photographs and select seven special moments felicitous encounters along with milestones in his career. Dec 04, 20 during the carrera gts development, porsche test driver walter rohrl told the australian website drive that the gt was the first car in my life that i drive and i feel scared. Jul 12, 2016 we drive the porsche cayenne turbo s on the autobahn in germany, where 570 horsepower reigns supreme in the left lane. Porsche taycan is put to the test by rally legend walter. Developed on the same test track and manufactured on the same production line as.

Walter rohrl, the best rally racing driver of all time, turned seventy in march. Mar 09, 2017 porsche celebrates walter rohrls birthday with a special museum exhibit. The onboard footage clearly shows the midengine hybrid supercar getting its backend lose over a crest while rohrl tried to countersteer and. Test drive ends abruptly when porsche 911 crashes at the. Its 98 percent le mans winner, two percent 930 turbo, and 100 percent gaga.

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