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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1993
Numbers built:55
Price new:$106,500
Internal name:964
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:April 28, 2017
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Click here to download printer friendly versionPorsche revived the Carrera RS badge in 1992 for a lightweight, competition inspired version of the 911 based on the 'Carrera Cup' racer. Not surprisingly, it was followed by a full bore racing car, dubbed the RSR. It came at a time when sports car racing returned its focus on production-based GT cars following the demise of the Group C class. The new RSR was based on a the rarer still 3.8-litre version of the Carrera RS.

A proper GT racer, the Carrera RSR 3.8 was very similar to the road car it was based on. So carried over were the wide, 911 Turbo body and 3.8-litre engine that were introduced in the Carrera RS 3.8. According to the official figures, the competition prepared engine produced 350 bhp but it is generally accepted that the figure was closer to 375 bhp. Complementing the flared bodywork was a full-width rear wing.

The Carrera RSR 3.8 was ready in time for the 1993 season and in good Porsche tradition, it was made available for the company's many privateers. Just over 50 examples were built, although not all were destined for the track as the car could actually still be registered for the road. Those that did race, were hugely successful with class wins at Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring and also an outright victory in the Spa 24 Hours.

With the 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 Porsche started a revival of GT racing which has continued through to this day. The German manufacturer has always been a key player in the sport having hit the ground running with the RSR 3.8.

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