Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo (1974 24 Hours of Le Mans) - 1:43 Scale Model Car
Porsche's dominance of international sports car racing in the 1970s comes down to a single word: turbocharging. Correctly predicting that the World Championship for Makes would be contested late in the decade by small displacement prototypes and eventually production-based silhouette racers, Porsche developed a turbocharged version of their vaunted flat-six 911 to serve both as a flagship road car and as the lynchpin of their motorsports efforts. In 1974, they unleashed upon an unsuspecting racing public the 911 Carrera RSR Turbo, powered by a 2.1-liter, single-turbo engine capable of producing nearly 500 horsepower. Though hundreds of pounds heavier than the vaunted 3-liter Matra prototypes that were the masters of endurance racing, the Turbo Carrera proved a worthy contender, with the Martini-liveried #22 claiming second place overall in the 1974 24 Hours of Le Mans (while pointing the way to the successor 935s that would own sports car racing for the next half decade).
TSM's 1:43-scale resin replica of the game-changing 911 Carrera RSR Turbo is among the finest scale model Porsches to come along in recent memory. Its wide-stance aggression and complex curves have been captured to perfection, with exceptionally detailed paintwork and aerodynamic trim. The TSM RSR Turbo is a critical addition to any serious collection of 1:43-scale racing Porsches.
SPECIFICATIONS: 1:43 scale (approximately four inches in length). Resin body, no opening parts. Fixed-position steering. Comes with embossed display base and acrylic dust cover.
PERFECT FOR: Hardcore Porsche enthusiasts. Vintage racing fans. People who love a good paradigm shift.