Porsche 911 RSR Turbo 2.1 Le Mans Art Print

No combination can get any better than the one of Porsche 911, Le Mans and Martini Racing. On top, there is the magnificent story of a road-car derivative racer beating some badass prototypes in the most gruelling motorsports competition in the world.

Back in 1974 Matra dominates Le Mans and Ferrari officially leaves endurance racing. This is the year when Porsche lets their first 911 RSR car into racing. This is the first-ever turbocharged car competing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Matra prototypes lead the competition until 10:00 AM when the transmission of their first car fails. While Porsche mechanics are fixing it, the factory-prepared Porsche 911 RSR Turbo 2.1 loses fifth gear. This causes 40 seconds slower lap times. Porsche's transmission is not so easy to work on because of the basic differences between road-derived and prototype cars.

Henri Pescarolo and Gerard Larrousse win the 24 Heures in 1974 with their V12 Matra-Simca MS670C. This is the third consecutive win for Matra but also its last.  The retirement announcement comes at the end of the season. The second place is for Gijs van Lennep and Herbert Muller and their 6-cylinder, turbocharged engine Porsche 911 RSR 2.1 that beats a few 12-cylinder prototypes.

Shortly after its significant achievement at 1974 Le Mans, Porsche presents their first mass production Turbo car – 911 Turbo (930). An entirely new realm of performance for the 911 begins.

Make the story of Porsche 911 RSR Turbo 2.1 and its impressive 1974 Le Mans success yours with this beautiful artwork by Evan DeCiren.

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Print comes rolled in a cardboard tube with caps on each side. We leave up to 2 inches depending on the size to each side to allow for future framing and matting, if desired or help your artwork “breath” and “glance”. Hang or store ideally at a relative humidity of 35 to 65, between 10 and 30” C (50 - 86F). We guarantee a gallery quality print which will not fade, or yellow even facing direct sunlight and will remain light resistant for up to a century.

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