Shaun Stubley Black

 

Ever since its introduction in 1963 the Porsche 911 has been a front runner in all forms of motorsport and is arguably the most successful car ever raced. Porsche supplied the 2.8 RSR to a variety of private teams for competition use. Further development led to the 3.0 RSR, 70KG lighter at only 830 kg due mainly to lightweight bodywork, it’s most significant development was in the engine bay with the 308bhp type 911/72 engine of the 2.8 giving way to the 315bhp 911/74 unit. This in turn was replaced by the 330bhp 911/75. Initially they came with a ducktail spoiler, made famous on the 2.7 RS road car, but once freed from group 4 homologation requirements they grew increasingly spectacular aerodynamic appendages, not to mention ever increasing wheel arches to cover ever growing rubber. Looking at their most spectacular in Martini &Rossi livery, they competed in a huge variety of events. However 1973 was probably the most impressive season, with an RSR winning its debut event, the Daytona 24 hours. This was backed up by victory in the last ever Targa Florio, a fourth overall at Le Mans and top five placings at Spa and the Nurburgring 1000km.

Porsche RSR

Size:

Medium:

Price:

20”x24”

Oil on canvas

£1250