Porsche 993 Carrera RSR (1997) 3.8l at the Silverstone Classic 2015
(1997 – 1998) Porsche 911 Cup 3.8 RSR (993) – Ultimate Guide To The Last of The Breed
There were just thirty Porsche 911 Cup 3.8 RSR (Type 993) race cars produced for the 1997 season. This model was the last of the breed of air-cooled, naturally-aspirated 911 race cars to come from the Weissach race department before the introduction of the Type 996 water-cooled cars. To find a 993 3.8 RSR that participated in some of the world’s toughest endurance races in period, and survived unscathed and unmolested, is quite rare.
The late 1990s saw a big growth in GT racing, both in Europe and in America. Straight from the factory, the RSR was intended to compete in 24-hour endurance events such as Daytona, Spa and Le Mans, in a ‘just add driver’ formula. Standard equipment on the RSR included a full welded Matter roll cage, alloy bonnet, front strut brace, fully ball-jointed suspension, two-way adjustable Bilstein suspension, special front spoiler and adjustable rear wing, fender flares, a single racing seat and harness, battery switch and a fire extinguishing system.
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