Extremely rare Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 up for grabs

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An incredibly rare, practically new 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 is set to go under the hammer.

The high-performance sports car has just 10 kilometres (six miles) on the clock, and has been kept in a private collection for the best part of 25 years.


Despite the fact that it's never really been driven, don't expect the 911 to be a gleaming example of preservation. It's still covered in the Cosmoline coating that was applied when it was built.

The 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 is one of just 51 examples ever produced, and this particular model is one of just two race-derived RSRs with a fully-trimmed interior.

Beneath the 911 Turbo-style body lies a naturally-aspirated 3.8-litre engine that produces 345bhp and 385Nm of torque, which – according to Car and Driver magazine – allows the RSR to complete the sprint from 0-60mph in a staggering 3.7 seconds. That's quicker than a Ferrari F40.

The rare Porsche features a striking Can Can Red leather interior, which is extended to the competition seats, headliner, upper and lower dashboard, steering column and even the roll cage.

The exterior has been finished in Polar Silver Metallic paint, which has developed a ratty-looking patina over the years. The vintage effect might not be to everyone's tastes, but it certainly helps the car stand out from the crowd.

RM Sotheby's will auction the Porsche at its Villa Erba sale on May 27. It is expected to fetch up to €2.2 million (£1.8 million).

Extremely rare Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 up for grabs

Extremely rare Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 up for grabs