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Driving The First Ever Porsche 911 RSR (R1)

The Carrera RSR 3.0 stands as a rare gem among Porsches, renowned as one of the most triumphant Group 4 racing cars. Originally built in limited quantities for motorsport, it emerged in the mid-1970s as the prime choice for privateers seeking victory, especially at events like the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. Unlike modified street vehicles, the RSR series was purpose-built from scratch by Porsche, exemplifying dedication to racing prowess.

In 1974, significant enhancements were introduced, featuring a potent 3.0-liter engine, broader wheels with center lock hubs, and refined aerodynamics. These modifications propelled the Carrera RSR 3.0 to dominance in the GT category, contending for top honors worldwide.

Its legacy endures as the most accomplished Group 4 racing car of its era, owed to its lightweight design, formidable Porsche 917 brakes, impeccable handling, and a robust 330+hp naturally aspirated flat-6 engine. Such attributes established a power-to-weight ratio that surpassed rivals from Italy, England, and America. Today, the Carrera RSR models remain highly coveted among enthusiasts, symbolizing the pinnacle of Porsche’s racing heritage.

In his most recent video on YouTube, Magnus Walker takes us for a drive in the first 1972 Porsche 911 RSR ever made around Paris.