Classic Cars

Porsche Showcases the 911 Carrera RSR

The 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR was the winner of three international and seven national championships in its first season of racing alone.

The 911 Carrera RSR is legendary amongst the many Porsches that have graced the race track over the decades. Back in the 1970s the RSR dominated its class in nearly every racing event it took part in. The GT-class 911 RSR, which began its impressive career at the 24 hours of Daytona, went on to score three international and seven German racing titles in 1973 alone. That stands as quite an accomplishment for a racecar in only its first year of competition.

Weighing just a little under 2,000 lbs, it was powered by a 2.8-liter flat-six that produced 300 horsepower. The engine was later increased to 3.0 liters and an output of 310 hp. Decked out in the legendary Martini racing colors and with its signature ducktail rear wing, this particular 911 RSR is now on display at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart.

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