Porsche, throughout its racing career, has created some of the most iconic machines of all time: the RSK, 904, 906, 908… and, of course, the 917. Also among these celebrated creations is the 911 RSR: a purpose-built racer created to compete in the GT category.
In 1973, two “privateer” RSRs fought it out tooth and nail for the overall lead in the Daytona 24 Hours, ahead of all the factory prototypes: a blue liveried car entered by Penske Racing with Mark Donohue and George Follmer behind the wheel, and a car in the red, white and blue colors of Brumos Racing with the duo of Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood sharing the seat. In the end, the Brumos car came out on top.
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