1985 Porsche 911 "G"

RSR Specification

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1985
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Orange
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Grand Prix, Competition, Touring & Rally Cars and Collectors' Items
Autosport International
National Exhibition Centre
Birmingham
B40 1NT UK

Saturday 10th January 2009

The Carrera RSR has a special place in Porsche history because it marked the fi rst
time that the company ever built a homologation special version of a production
car. In the early 1970s, long-distance sports car racing had reached new heights
of excitement, thanks in no small measure to the duels between the mighty
Porsche 917 and the Ferrari 512. Then the rules were changed, a three litre engine
capacity limit was imposed and the category began to fall apart; it should have
worked since it ran to the same capacity limit as Formula One but, for a variety
of reasons, it did not. As has often happened over the years, the sports controlling
body then began to talk about a replacement formula; the championship would
be run with production-based cars, esse