An icon of the sports car optimized to the maximum was the RS 911 of 1973, later known as the RSR. A Porsche 911 could and can be used in almost any sporting competition: in sprint races, on long distances and in rallies, thanks to Vic Elford posthumously . The successes of the wide 911 RSR in 1973 therefore left little to be desired. 24H Daytona victory with Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood, Targa Florio victory with Herbert Müller and Gijs van Lennep, 4th place in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the sports car world championship in 1973. At the European Championship for GT vehicles he finished at the Nürburgring, regularly on the podium in Paris, in Imola, in Nivelles and Estoril, in Thruxton and Hockenheim and often also in the first 5, 7 or even 15 places, as in Hockenheim in 1973. There was hardly any other near-series sports car that was so convincing.