Eight minutes of Porsche 911 GT3 rally car goodness

Continuing a tradition as old as the 911 itself, the ass-engined slot cars of fascist origins continue to enter rally races, now in GT3 form. With no ride height, huge wings and and engines in entirely the wrong place, they look entirely out of place doing so. But that serves merely to emphasize their awesomeness.

In its latest form, the 911 GT3 RSR (997) factory rally car makes 450 HP form its 3.8-liter boxer six. A far cry from the 128 HP of the original. The traction afforded on loose surfaces by all that engine hanging behind the rear axle is said to provide some sort of benefit on dirt or gravel rally stages, something offset by its pendulum effect spins if this video is anything to go by.

(Hat tip to BD319!)