Porsche 934 Turbo RSR

Homologated for the 1976 racing season, only 31 examples of the 934 Turbo RSR were manufactured, with most of them campaigned by private teams. The model’s zenith of success against even more purpose-built race machines came at the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans, where a 934 placed an incredible fourth overall. More important to Porsche, however, was the overall World Sports Car and World Championship for Makes victories achieved in both 1976 and 1977, as a result of the individual victories achieved by a multitude of 934s, 935s and 936s at nearly every race imaginable world-wide in that time frame.

By 1979, the idea of a road-legal race car had come to an end and rule changes going forward would prohibit such a class in top-level racing. This was truly the end of an era never to be repeated. This was, in fact, the very last time that a private individual could literally walk into the Porsche factory or his local dealership, purchase a 934 off the floor, drive it to a race, finish and drive it back home again! The 934 was the very last fully road-legal, world-class, top-level competitive race car Porsche would ever build.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in May of 2012 at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.

485 bhp, 2,993 cc turbo-charged SOHC fuel-injected air-cooled flat six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox, four-wheel independent suspension with coil springs and Bilstein shock absorbers, and four-wheel “917” type ventilated disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,272 mm (89.4")

Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel

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