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LATEST PORSCHE RACE CAR DEBUTS IN 12 HOURS OF SEBRING

 RENO, Nev., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The newest in a long line of highly successful Porsche race cars will make its competition debut in the 1993 12 Hours of Sebring IMSA Camel GT race on Saturday, March 20, at Sebring International Raceway in Florida.
 The latest model from the most successful manufacturer in the history of international sports car endurance racing is the first Porsche constructed to the new Le Mans GT regulations for production-based cars. Designated the Porsche 911 Turbo S -- Le Mans, the new model will compete in the Invitational GT Class at Sebring.
 The new entry is based on the famed Porsche 911 Turbo. It is powered by a twin-turbocharged, 3.2-liter, flat-six-cylinder, air-cooled engine developing 475 hp. In compliance with Le Mans GT rules, the new Porsche is equipped with air restrictors on the turbochargers and weighs a scant 2,300 lbs. -- 900 lbs. less than the production 911 Turbo.
 Brumos Racing of Jacksonville, Fla., will field the Porsche 911 Turbo S -- Le Mans in the 12 Hours of Sebring as well as in the 1993 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France this June. With 41 IMSA Camel GT and eight IMSA Bridgestone Supercar race victories and seven Camel GT and one Supercar drivers championships to their credit, Brumos is one of the most successful entrants in the history of IMSA racing.
 Scheduled to drive the Brumos Porsche at both the Sebring and Le Mans endurance races are Hurley Haywood of Jacksonville, Fla., and Hans Stuck and Walter Rohrl from Germany. Haywood's entry in the 1993 Sebring race marks the 20th anniversary of his first victory in the event. He has gone on to become the most successful endurance sports car racer of all time with five victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona, two wins in the 12 Hours of Sebring and two victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Stuck, a two-time World Sports Car Drivers Champion, has three victories in the 12 Hours of Sebring and two in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Rohrl is a two-time World Rally Drivers Champion.
 The Brumos Porsche 911 Turbo S -- Le Mans is the first in a series of production-based race cars built by Porsche for customer teams competing in the Le Mans GT Category. Additional Porsche customer entries are expected for the 63rd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans this June 19-20.
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 /CONTACT: Bob Carlson, manager of public relations, of Porsche, 702-348-3707/


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