Dyson gets first customer Spyder RS The first Porsche RS Spyder has been delivered to customer team Dyson Racing in Poughkeepsie, New York. The Dyson Racing team, with Porsche support, will field two of the Weissach-developed and built high-tech sports prototypes against strong competition in the 2007 American Le Mans Series. Last season Porsche swept the class with the RS Spyder, claiming all championship titles in the LMP2 category. Undergoing further improvements over the winter, the RS Spyder, now boasting a good 500 horsepower, was prepared for the challenges of the new season with tests in Le Castellet and Sebring.
At the same time, Porsche turned its commitment to customer racing into deeds at the top end of sports car racing by completing the first RS Spyder for Dyson Racing in the Manufactures facility of the new Porsche Motorsport Centre in Weissach and loading the vehicle for transport across the Atlantic. The second completely hand-built sports prototype will be delivered to the team's headquarter in New York State in early February.
With twelve rounds on the 2007 calendar, the American Le Mans Series takes off on March 17 with the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Contesting the series again with two RS Spyders is the Porsche-supported Penske Motorsports team, who last season secured team championship honors.
Before this, the traditional winter test takes place on the Florida airfield circuit from January 22 to January 24. Dyson Racing as well as Penske Motorsports will take part in this public test, supported by Porsche engineers from Weissach, with its brand new 2007 Porsche RS Spyders.
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