The long-established, definitive history from inception to racing record, now in its 4th edition. Completely revised and updated, and increased from 192 to 272 pages. Now has an individual chassis database for 1584 1973 RS 2.7 models.
Porche’s beautiful 911 model has a long history and a well-deserved reputation for blistering road performance but, in the 1970s, with motor racing in mind, Porsche built some even more muscular 911s – the R, RS and RSR.
John Starkey has spent many years researching and recording the history of these ‘Super Porsches’ and his ongoing quest has resulted in this revised and enlarged edition of what has become the standard reference work on the Rennsport 911s. As well as text revisions and updated individual chassis records, this edition features a full reproduction of the Carrera RS sales brochure, Carrera RS 1973 homologation papers and a typical Wagenpass.
Between these covers the reader will find the story of how the R, RS and RSR models were developed from the 911, an international racing and rallying record and individual chassis histories of the 2.8 and 3.0-litre cars. John has also recorded the comments of key figures in the history of these models including Porsche engineers, racing drivers, racing team owners and racing car builders.
Altogether, this is the ultimate source book on the R, RS and RSR Porsche 911s.
About the author
John Starkey has owned many sports and racing cars including Lola T70, Ferrari 250GT, Porsche RSR, several Porsche 911 road cars (including RS 3.0 and 2.7 versions) and numerous Jaguar XK120s. John, who lives in Florida, USA, has written a number of automotive books including the following for Veloce – Ferrari 250GT “Tour de France,” Porsche 911 R RS RSR, Lola – The Illustrated History 1957-1977 and Lola – All The Sports Racing & Single-seater Racing Cars 1978-1997.