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  Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1973
Numbers built:49
Successor:Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 15, 2015
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Engine
Configuration 911/72 B6
Location Rear, longitudinally mounted
Construction magnesium alloy block and head
Displacement 2,808 cc / 171.4 cu in
Bore / Stroke 92.0 mm (3.6 in) / 70.4 mm (2.8 in)
Compression 10.5:1
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 308 bhp / 230 KW @ 8,000 rpm
Torque 290 Nm / 214 ft lbs @ 6,300 rpm
BHP/Liter 110 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Body steel and fibreglass panels
Chassis unitary steel
Front suspension McPherson struts, lower wishbones, coil springs over Bilstein shock absorbers
Rear suspension trailing arms, coil springs over telescopic Bilstein dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion
Brakes (fr/r) ventilated discs
Gearbox 5 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 840 kilo / 1,852 lbs
Length / Width / Height 4,128 mm (162.5 in) / 1,651 mm (65 in) / 1,321 mm (52 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,272 mm (89.4 in) / 1,402 mm (55.2 in) / 1,422 mm (56 in)
Fuel tank 110 Litre (29.1 Gallon US / 24.2 Gallon Imperial)
Wheels (fr/r) 9 x 15 / 11 x 15
Tyres (fr/r) 230/600 - 15 / 260/600 - 15

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.37 bhp / kg
Top Speed 280 km/h (174 mph)
0-60 mph 5.0 s

Race history
Major wins
1973 Sebring 12 Hours (Hurley Haywood / Peter Gregg / Dave Helmick in 911 360 0705)

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Resources
Suggested reading
  • Porsche, Excellence was expected, by Karl Ludvigsen
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  Article Image gallery (147) Chassis (12) Specifications