1973 Porsche Carrera RSR Body (WB210mm F3/R6mm)
The Porsche name was built on agility and power: with a small frame, low weight and powerful engine, Porsche cars such as the 356, 550 and 911 were very popular with racers and sports car fans around the world. In 1972, after a rules change in the World Sportscar Championship, Porsche unleashed the ultra-lightweight 911 Carrera RS 2.7 for the road, as well as the RSR racing version in the Group 4 GT class. This model was based on the 911 S which had won the Monte Carlo Rally and was designed to take on cars with engines twice as strong. For the 1973 racing season the engine increased in size to 2.8 litres, and the screaming flat-six 'boxer' engine pushed out 300hp at 8,000 RPM, proving to be the ideal match for the nimble 911 chassis. The potent combination of a lightweight chassis fitted with a powerful engine proved to be unbeatable in the hands of the right drivers, and the production-based Carrera RSR 2.8 won several of the highest-profile races of the mid-1970's ahead of prototype cars from Ferrari, Ford and Maserati, including its race debut at the Daytona 24hrs as well as the Sebring 12hrs and the iconic Targa Florio - sealing its place in motorsport history. Like all HPI bodies, the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR comes with a clear protective overspray film, window masks and a large decal sheet. Made of flexible vinyl to fit every curve on the body, the decal sheet includes official Porsche, Carrera & Martiini decals, headlights, tail lights, and door handles, plus official HPI Racing logos! The body also has drill locations marked for HPI Cup Racer cars, making it easy to line up the body mount and antenna holes.