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Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.1 On Track

Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo 2.1 On Track

This is a 911 that wrote a big part of Porsche history. It was the first turbo powered Porsche 911 and the first turbo powered Porsche at Le Mans. This chassis debuted in the hands of Gijs van Lennep and Herbert Müller at the Le Mans 4-Hours race but failed to reach the finish at this occasion. Its best result came a few weeks later when Van Lennep and Müller placed it third overall during the Spa 1000 km. Following its final competitive outing late in June of 1974, it was retained by the factory and is now part of the museum collection. After being a non runner for many years, the first 911 Turbo racer has been treated to a ground up restoration, which was ready in time for Porsche’s 70th anniversary celebrations in 2018. It was demonstrated during this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with amongst others Gijs van Lennep behind the wheel. In the 1974 24h of Le Mans Gijs Van Lennep and Herbert Müller finished 2nd overall with a sister car, behind a Matra MS670C.

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