Porsche RS Spyder 9R6 704
Last in our series (at least for now) of Porsche RS Spyder chassis features is 9R6-704. This chassis started life in the hands of New York-based Dyson Racing in IMSA competition. Dyson ran the car in 2007 and 2008. Drivers in 2007 as #16 were primarily Andy Wallace and Butch Leiztinger with guest appearances from Andy Lally for the longer races at Sebring and Petit LeMans. The 2008 schedule found Marino Franchitti taking over for Wallace with Leitzinger and guest Lally remaining as the car ran with #20.
here. The new tub was flown in from Germany and delivered straight to the Mid-Ohio paddock on Wednesday before the race where the Dyson mechanics completely rebuilt the car. There is some confusion whether the rebuild was for 9R6-704 or 9R6-705, but the pieces appear to point to 9R6-705 as the chassis with the new tub.]
Racingsportscars.com for full race results of each chassis. Link to 9R6-704 here.
At Rennsport Reunion IV at Laguna Seca, the car was on display with the Porsche Motorsport North America Vintage support program. Difficult to think of the RS Spyder as “vintage”, but in 2011 it was several years removed from active motorsport competition and cars were in customer hands. 9R6-704 did not run at Rennsport IV, but was on display only.
the listing is gone, but a large photo album is still on Canepa’s website. (The original listing is replicated here on Flatsixes.com.) It moved to the Gunnar Racing stable in mid-2015, just in time for the Porsche Rennsport Reunion V at Laguna Seca in September 2015.