Gijs van Lennep + Herbert Müller
The 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Turbo is arguably one of the most famous cars never to win Le Mans. Developed by Porsche to satisfy executive board requirements that the racing car resembled those available in showrooms, the type was entered into the Group 6 racing category for the 1974 season. Four Turbos were manufactured: R5, R9, R12 and R13. Fitted with a heavily turbocharged 2.1L engine producing 500BHP and 405 LB/FT of torque driven through a five-speed gearbox, the car could reach speeds in excess of 190MPH despite the drag created by the enormous rear spoiler. This car, R13, was raced to second place in the 1974 Le Mans 24 Hours by works drivers Gijs van Lennep and Herbert Müller, despite losing fifth gear.
Gijs van Lennep is a Dutch two-time overall class winner at Le Mans, taking the honours alongside Helmut Marko in the Porsche 917K in 1971 and with Jacky Ickx in the Porsche 936 in 1976. He racked up a further class win in 1975 driving a Porsche 911 Carrera RSR. He again drove alongside Herbert Müller in a Porsche 911 RSR for the final Targa Florio in 1973, taking the victory.
Herbert Müller was hugely successful Swiss racing driver, winning the 1965 European Hillclimb Championship, a boon in its day, the 1966 and 1973 Targa Florio and the 1974 - 1976 Interseries, as well as a number of class wins in various racing series. Müller was tragically killed whilst competing in the 1981 Nürburgring 1000KM in what was going to be his final race before retirement.
Size: 50cm x 70cm
Paper: 269 gsm matte litho-realistic paper
Catalogue Ref: 2018:L.01/vL+M
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