• Jan 19, 2007
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The 2007 ALMS season is rapidly approaching (the kickoff at Sebring takes place March 17), and new cars are starting to arrive at their homes. In the case of the first customer-ordered '07 Porsche RS Spyder, home is Poughkeepsie, NY, where Dyson Racing is headquartered.

The car depicted above and in the attached gallery will be joined by its stablemate sometime in February, and the pair will take on the competition in the reinvigorated LMP2 class. P2 will also see three teams running Acura's new prototype racer, as well as Roger Penske's factory-backed Spyders in their DHL livery (one of which is visible in the transporter shown above as well -- check the gallery to see it).

For more info on the delivery of Dyson's new ride, check out Porsche's press release after the jump.

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[Source: Porsche]



PRESS RELEASE:

First Porsche RS Spyder delivered to customer team

Stuttgart – January 18 - The first Porsche RS Spyder built for a customer team has been delivered to Dyson in Poughkeepsie, New York .

The vehicle went to the US-based Dyson Racing team, which, 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 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 Manufactur 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 headquarters 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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      • 8 Years Ago
      WHAT THE? Who pushes a car by the rear wing?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Dyson pulled some pretty trick work on the Porsche 962's back in the GTP days... Wonder if there's enough lattitude in the rules nowdays for the team to pull some on this new P. The series is heating up for sure.
      • 8 Years Ago
      When I first saw it I thought the same thing.. street legal?.. Very nice..


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Love the factory shot with all the race-prepped 911 bodyshells visible through the windows.
      • 8 Years Ago
      What the...? I didn't know there was a racing company here in Poughkeepsie. That's so random... Maybe I should stop by and ask to take it out for a spin. You know, check the brakes and steering, making sure everything works right.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm getting goosebumps just thinking how it must have felt rolling that beautiful thing out into daylight. I think some kind of soundtrack would be in order.

      Better yet, firing it up for the first time for a quick spin around the block.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks so nice without decals, almost street legal :)