1972 Porsche 911 RSR

The legendary Porsche 917 was no longer eligible to compete following the 1971 season, so Porsche re-focused its efforts from sports prototypes to production-based machinery. The German manufacturer began with its proven 911 and with further development transformed it into a racing car. The 2.4-liter 911 S received numerous improvements and with sufficient examples produced, was the RS (representing Rennsport in German, meaning race sport) 2.7 Carrera was homologated to race in 1972 for Group 4 competition. The formula was taken a step further, creating the even more radical and modified RSR Carrera to compete in the new Group 5 competition.

The Carrera 2.7 RS was given a larger 2,687cc engine offering 210 horsepower with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, modified suspension, larger brakes, wider rear wheels, and a 'ducktail' rear spoiler. The RS Touring weighed about 2,370 lbs. while the Sport Lightweight was about 100 pounds lighter, achieved by using thinner gauge steel for its body shells and thinner glass. In total, 1,580 examples were made, with 49 Carrera RS built with the 2,808cc engines rated at 300 horsepower.


by Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2020

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1972 Porsche 911 RSR vehicle information

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Chassis Num: 9112300030

This Porsche 911 S/RSR was a 2.4-liter 911 S when new in 1972, and then subsequently built and up-rated to 1974 IMSA 3.0 RSR specification. It was raced in period by Tim Selby and Earl Rowe. Factory parts for the racing upgrades were purchased direct....[continue reading]

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Chassis #: 9112300030 


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