|HPI is proud to introduce one of the legends of classic motorsports history: the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR! Incredible attention to detail and scale realism makes the HPI Porsche 911 Carrera RSR body a true replica of the car that defined sports car racing for a generation of fans. The 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR body comes with vinyl window masks, a complete set of pre-cut vinyl decals and headlight buckets for an incredibly realistic look. Add your own choice of paint colour and you're ready to take on the racing grid with this legendary vintage race car.
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 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.
Match the Porsche Carrera RSR body with our replica vintage Porsche wheels for real period authenticity!
- Premium vinyl decals include window frames, headlights, grille, tail lights, official logos and more - For a perfect finish with a lot of details
- High quality polycarbonate with excellent dimensional stability and impact resistance - For extra strength and longer life
- The body has dimple marks for body post drill locations
- Fits the HPI Cup Racer and other "Mini" size cars
#3918 WHEELS FOR RC PORSCHE CARRERA RSR (1973) 0mm/2pcs
#3928 WHEELS FOR RC PORSCHE CARRERA RSR (1973) 6mm/2pcs
To get the awesome dual-colour look on these wheels, brush on semi-gloss black paint, then use a cotton swab or cloth soaked with thinner, acetone or methylated spirit to remove the paint from the rim and outer surface of the spokes.
Note: This bodyshell set does not include the body accessories set and is unpainted. To fully replicate the street version of the Carrera RSR, use two sets of #85527 Body Accessories Set (Chrome) to add the double rear exhaust. The Martini racing version replica uses a single #85529 Body Accessories Set (Black) - note the position of the race car's wipers for authentic looks; the wipers on the street version are reversed.