Schlagwort-Archive: 911


The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 has long been an icon of automotive history, unique and unforgotten. 50 years after its world premiere, the Porsche Museum celebrated it in 2022 with a special exhibition entitled “Spirit of Carrera RS”.

In the sports version, the 210 hp coupé weighing 960 kg accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.8 seconds, with a top speed of just under 245 km/h. The aerodynamics, which were already precisely designed for racing cars at the time, still make the RS unique today.

The Porsche Museum tells the story of the RS and its motorsport brother the RSR not only with vehicles and anecdotes, but also with films, photos, racing posters and interactive elements. For example, anyone who turns the model detail and colour wheel of the kaleidoscope can put together their own individual RS. In order to satisfy as many wishes as possible, Porsche remains true to the principle of individualisation options with the Carrera RS 2.7. Thus, buyers could choose from many colours and equipment variants. The demand surprised the sports car manufacturer, who originally planned 500 series-produced examples for homologation. Although it was possible to put together an individual RS in the exhibition, it was unfortunately not possible to place an order with Porsche. Instead, one is left with the pictures of the exhibition.

Gruppe (Retro) Classics

Die Retro Classics 2022 war wieder ein voller Erfolg für die Messe-Veranstalter, für die Aussteller und für die vielen Besucher und die viele Fachbesucher. Ein voller Erfolg war auch der Stand des Porsche Museums in der Halle 1. Dort stand die Motorsport-Geschichte in Form von fünf Porsche 956/962 im Vordergrund. Vor 40 Jahren startete der erste Porsche 956-001 in Weissach zu seinen ersten Test-Runden. Zum Jubiläum präsentiert Porsche den Sport-Prototyp 956/962 aus der Zeit von 1982 bis 1985. Dabei stehen auf dem Messestand Le Mans-Sieger wie die Rothmans-Porsche und auch der aktuell komplett restaurierte Porsche 962 in der Schwarz-Gelb-Roten Lackierung des Sponsors Shell mit dem legendären PDK-Getriebe.
Wie immer in Stuttgart waren bei der Retro Classics in jeder Halle diverse Porsche anzutreffen. Im freien Autohandel sowie auch bei den meisten Händler wurden insgesamt fast von jedem mittlerweile historischen Modell aus der Zuffenhausener Sportwagenschmiede aus der vergangenen wie auch der jüngeren Porsche-Geschichte Autos angeboten. Dabei war die PS-Zahl fast so groß wie die Preisspanne. Ausgehend vom Porsche 924 mit 125PS, über fast alle Baureihen des 911ers, tollen Porsche 928 und zwei bärenstarken 962 die zum Verkauf angeboten wurden mit jeweils ca. 800 PS, gab es alles auf der Messe zu sehen oder/und zu kaufen. Wer auf der Retro-Classic keinen Porsche für sich gefunden hat, muss nun wieder ein Jahr warten auf die nächste Retro-Classics 2023. Aber hier in Stuttgart wartet man gerne, wie auch der kleine Junge der sich einen der Porsche 956 ganz genau angeschaut hat und nur darauf wartet bald einmal selber im Rennwagen zu sitzen. Schön war es in Stuttgart und es mit dem Gruppe C Jubiläum wird es dieses Jahr noch schöner mit Porsche. Im Zuge des Jubiläums wird Porsche die gezeigten Prototypen noch bei der ein oder anderen Veranstaltung präsentieren.

Group (Retro) Classics

Retro Classics 2022 was once again a complete success for the trade fair organizers, for the exhibitors and for the many visitors and the many expert visitors. The Porsche Museum’s stand in Hall 1 was also a complete success, where the focus was on motorsport history in the form of five Porsche 956/962s. 40 years ago, the first Porsche 956-001 started its first test laps in Weissach. To mark the anniversary, Porsche is presenting the 956/962 sports prototype from the period 1982 to 1985, with Le Mans winners such as the Rothmans Porsche and also the currently fully restored Porsche 962 in the black-yellow-red livery of sponsor Shell with the legendary PDK transmission on the stand.
As always in Stuttgart, various Porsches could be found in every hall at Retro Classics. In the independent car trade as well as at most dealers, cars were offered from almost every now historic model from the Zuffenhausen sports car forge from the past as well as the more recent Porsche history. The number of horsepower was almost as large as the price range. Starting with the Porsche 924 with 125 hp, over almost all series of the 911, great Porsche 928 and two very strong 962 which were offered for sale with about 800 hp each, there was everything to see or/and to buy at the fair. Those who did not find a Porsche for themselves at the Retro-Classic will now have to wait another year for the next Retro-Classics in 2023. But here in Stuttgart, people like to wait, just like the little boy who took a close look at one of the Porsche 956s and is just waiting to sit in a racing car himself soon. It was nice in Stuttgart and with the Group C anniversary this year it will be even nicer with Porsche. In the course of the anniversary, Porsche will present the prototypes shown at one or the other event.

Goodwood 2019 – The R6 RSR

The Original

Sunday 13 May 1973, the weather is warm and dry around the 72 kilometre long race track of the 73rd Targa Florio on the Italian island of Sicily. Over 700,000 spectators are standing around the track with over 700 curves to watch the racing teams for the last time on the open track.

The Swiss racing driver Herbert Müller starts together with the Dutch racing driver Gijs van Lennep for the Martini Porsche works team and leads the team to a historic success. The racing car is the Martini Porsche 911 Carrera RSR, internally known in the Porsche racing department of Weissach R6. Due to the rule changes and the limitation of the cubic capacity to 3.0 litres for group 5, the RSR came just at the right time. Also because then Porsche boss Fuhrmann was enthusiastic about the idea to build a street-like racing car again and to sell it to customers for motor sports. At his first race George Follmer and Willy Kaushen on the Carrera RSR with the chassis number 911 360 0588 won the GT class at the 6 hours race of Vallelunga, 1973. Also the test for the 24 hours of Le Mans was positive, even if the car was prematurely retired in the race due to a defect in the fuel system. But the victory at the Targa Florio is definitive and of greatest historical value. There were numerous accidents and retirements during the training for the last Targa Florio. Porsche arrived with 3 Carrera RSR and the leading engineer Norbert Singer had everything else in mind than to go home with a victory. Even before the race, Paul Ricard was busy testing and fighting for every second that the cars could run faster. The two left and right rear wings in addition to the ducktail played an important role. Here they glued, experimented and formed with hammer and wood until the ideal shape was achieved. All this was well documented by Singer and his team, which turned out to be a real stroke of luck 45 years later.

“I want the car to be just as original as it was with the Targa”. With this wish the current owner came to England on Lee Maxted-Page, the restorer known as a Porsche specialist. For Lee and his team it was a great honour to restore such a historic racing car to its original condition. At first, a whole three months were spent researching the archives and looking for drawings, pictures and information. The Porsche Museum helped a lot, as did the pictures created under the direction of Norbert Singer. Many other Porsche legends such as Jürgen Barth were also consulted. The car was restored to its original condition “Targa Florio, 1973” in about 18 months. The result can not only be seen, it must be seen, heard and driven. The smallest detail was restored, so for example the holes for the attachment of the two additional tail fins in the body were found again during the restoration and these aluminum parts were fastened left with 3 rivets and right with 4 rivets. Also a result of the test series in Paul Ricard at that time. The beautiful Martini paint on the originally white delivered racing car was meticulously reconstructed and painted like in 1973 partly by hand. The adhesive strips for the windscreen and the rear wings were exactly reproduced by means of pictures. Even the lettering of the amateurs with small platinum adhesive strips was reproduced exactly (whereby the word “Lichtung” was probably copied from the ” Zundung, we will research that again…).

Sunday, 07. July 2019, the weather is cold and wet. The Martini Porsche 911 Carrera RSR is at the start of the Goodwood FOS 2019 hill climb. Porsche racing legend Jürgen Barth (also an original, and completely unrestored!) quickly moves his right foot down. The gas pedal is pushed through and the petrol flows joyfully from the safety tank into the combustion chambers of the roaring boxer engine in the rear of the RSR. The resulting power is transmitted directly to the rear axles. It seems as if the whole car is happy to drive again in its original condition. The tires spin on the first meters and only get grip again shortly before the first corner. Jürgen Barth intercepts the car before the first corner and drives up the track with the engine screaming with happiness. It hardly goes more original…


Der Porsche Carrera RSR aus den 70iger Jahren ist heute ein äussert seltenes Exemplar auf den Rennstrecken. Noch seltener sind Exemplare vom Porsche 917 zu sehen oder die Gruppe C Fahrzeuge Typ 962. Aber einmal im Jahr kommen diese Porsche und viele weitere bei den Spa Classics zusammen um im Rennen noch einmal gegeneinander zu fahren. Historie pur, kann mit erlebt werden bei den Spa Classics. Selten kommt man als Zuschauer so nah an die Rennwagen und/oder an die Rennfahrer. Und mancher der Rennfahrer kennt die Strecke und die Rennwagen wie den Porsche Carrera RSR noch aus seiner aktiven Zeit als Profi. So auch die Porsche Rennlegende Jürgen Barth der mit dem Himmelblauen Porsche Carrera RSR 3.0 auf der schnellen Rennstrecke unterwegs ist. Im Training sowie in der Qualifikation lief noch alles gut, aber kurz vor dem Start zum Rennen blockieren die beiden vorderen Bremsen am RSR und Jürgen Barth kommt mit der vollen Kraft von durchdrehenden Hinterrädern gerade noch in die Boxen. Dieses Rennen ist gelaufen aber das nächste steht schon wieder vor der Tür…

The Porsche Carrera RSR from the 70s is today an extremely rare model on the racetracks. Even rarer are models of the Porsche 917 or the Group C cars type 962. But once a year these Porsche and many more come together at the Spa Classics to race against each other again. Pure history can be experienced at the Spa Classics. As a spectator you rarely get so close to the racing cars and/or the racing drivers. And some of the racing drivers know the track and the racing cars like the Porsche Carrera RSR still from his active time as a professional. So does Porsche racing legend Jürgen Barth, who is on the fast track with the sky blue Porsche Carrera RSR 3.0. In the training as well as in the qualification everything still went well, but shortly before the start of the race the two front brakes on the RSR block and Jürgen Barth comes with the full power of spinning rear wheels just into the pits. This race is over, but the next one is already around the corner…

Legends, literature and Porsche – Techno Classica 2019

Legenden, Lack, Literatur und lauter Porsche

Wer als Fotograf auf der Techno Classica 2019 in Essen unterwegs ist, hat es schwer. Zu viele Motive für einen Tag zu viele Themen und Autos. Doch, macht man sich auf die Suche so findet man auch seine Motive. Wir zeigen Details in Essen 2019. Details von Legenden wie Peter Kraus, Details von frühen Porsche 911 lackiert in Sandtönen, Details der Literaturhändler die detailreiche Bücher von historischem Bestand über Renn-Kochbücher bis hin zum neuesten Bildprachtband „911 Millennium“ oder „Porsche 356 Prospekte“. Unzählige Porsche sind auf der Messe in Essen zu finden. Auch hier sind es zum teil die Details die faszinieren. Glänzender Lack, üppige Ausstattungen, seltene Felgen, Details der Ikonen aus Stuttgart. Die Techno Classica Shia Messe in Essen ist ein wichtiges Detail in der Szene der Oldtimerfreunde. Wir freuen uns auf noch mehr Details in 2020.

Legends, paint, literature and Porsche

It’s hard to be a photographer at Techno Classica 2019 in Essen. Too many motifs for one day too many themes and cars. However, if you set out on a search, you will also find your motifs. We show details in Essen 2019. Details of legends such as Peter Kraus, details of early Porsche 911 painted in sand tones, details of literature dealers, the detailed books from historical stock to racing cookbooks to the latest illustrated book “911 Millennium” or “Porsche 356 Brochures”. Countless Porsche models can be found at the Essen trade fair. Here, too, it is partly the details that fascinate. Glossy paint, lavish equipment, rare wheels, details of the icons from Stuttgart. The Techno Classica Shia trade fair in Essen is an important detail in the classic car enthusiast scene. We are looking forward to even more details in 2020.

Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo 1952-1982 – All Porsche

Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo 1952 – 1982 – Alle Porsche

„3. Gang, voll, 50 Kurve, Bremsen, leicht rechts, 180 Grad, 2 Gang, Achtung Heck kommt, voll….“

Man spürt praktisch beim durchlesen des monumentalen Werkes, über die Porsche Rallye-Autos die bei der Rallye Monte Carlo teilgenommen haben, jede Kurve, jede Haarnadelkurve, jede Biegung und jeden Drift eines Porsche. Zur besseren Gewichtsverteilung hatte mancher Porsche immer einen Sandsack bei der Rallye dabei. Als Ersatz für einen Sandsack, bietet sich das im Dingwort Verlag erschiene zwei-bändige Werk „Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo 1952 – 1982 – Alle Porsche“ bestens an. Aber im Kofferraum sind die über 900 Seiten geballtes Porsche Wissen viel zu schade. Nein, es ist eigentlich das perfekte Roadbook für die Rallye Monte Carlo, ein muss für jede Porsche Bibliothek und für jeden Automobilfan. Ein muss für alle Historiker und Rallye-Begeisterten.

Stundenlang kann eine Sonderprüfung bei der Monte gehen und stundenlang kann man sich mit diesem Buch in die weitreichende Geschichte der Stuttgarter Sportwagenfirma einlesen. Nicht nur die Werkeinsätze auch die vielen Privatteams werden ausführlich in den drei Sprachen Deutsch, Englisch und Französisch erklärt. Tabellen und viele kleine Details, akribisch recherchiert sind bei dieser geschichtsträchtigen Rallye wichtig um zu gewinnen. Auch im Buch sind Tabellen und Details wichtig und ergänzen perfekt dieses Werk.

Die Zuschauer schaufeln Schnee auf die Strassen rund um die Strecken im Fürstentum Monaco. Sie möchten die Autos im Drift sehen, den Motorsport spüren. Bei der Betrachtung der 384 Farb- und 535 Schwarz/Weiß Abbildungen steht man mit an der Straße und schreit förmlich die Porsche im Buch an, will diese weitertreiben und nach jeder Seite Applaus geben. Der Sieg geht an dieses Werk der beiden Autoren Patrick Dasse, Maurice Louche. Nach dem Rennen gehen die beiden Bücher wieder zurück in ihren Schuber und werden rechtzeitig Anfang Januar im Nächsten Jahr zur Rallye Monte Carlo wieder herausgeholt.

Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo 1952-1982 – All Porsche

“3rd gear, full, 50 turn, brakes, light right, 180 degrees, 2 gear, attention rear coming, full…”

You can practically feel every turn, every hairpin turn, every bend and every drift of a Porsche while reading the monumental work, about the Porsche rally cars that took part in the Monte Carlo Rally. For better weight distribution, some Porsche always had a sandbag with them during the rally. As a replacement for a sandbag, the two-volume book “Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo 1952 – 1982 – Alle Porsche”, published by Dingwort Verlag, is a perfect choice. But in the trunk, the more than 900 pages of Porsche knowledge are far too sad. No, it’s actually the perfect road book for the Monte Carlo Rally, a must for every Porsche library and every automobile fan. A must for all historians and rally enthusiasts.

A special stage at the Monte can go on for hours and this book can be used to read hours of the far-reaching history of the Stuttgart sports car company. Not only the factory assignments but also the many private teams are explained in detail in the three languages German, English and French. Tables and many small details, meticulously researched, are important to win this historic rally. Tables and details are also important in the book and complement this work perfectly.

The spectators shovel snow onto the roads around the tracks in the Principality of Monaco. They want to see the cars drifting, feel the motorsport. When you look at the 384 colour and 535 black-and-white illustrations, you’re standing by the road and literally screaming at the Porsche in the book, wanting to drive them on and give applause after every page. The victory goes to this work by the two authors Patrick Dasse, Maurice Louche. After the race, the two books will go back into their slipcases and will be retrieved in time for next year’s Monte Carlo Rally at the beginning of January.