When it was presented in 1963, no-one imagined that the 911, received with considerable scepticism by the market both for its price and for its driving characteristics, would have lived long enough to become the very symbol of the Stuttgart manufacturer. An unambiguously sporty symbol that has given all the models of the brand the image of performance and reliability.
The history of the 911 reached new heights with the RSR: the year was 1973 when the 2,800cc V6, air-cooled engine producing over 300 horsepower first pushed a 911 with widened tracks, spoiler and a curb weight of just 850 kilos towards numerous successes on the world’s most famous racetracks.
Driving this car is a truly exciting experience even though, just like any racing car worthy of that name, it’s a decidedly challenging one. An experience that reminds the driver of the numerous victories at Daytona, Sebring, Targa Florio and of course the Nürburgring. And it’s here on the Nordschleife, the old, long route around the German track, starting out cautiously and gradually increasing your pace, where you can get the most pleasure out of the simply glorious RSR. Seeing is believing.
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