The obscure sports car was raced by Formula One driver Emerson Fittipaldi, before finding its way into the hands of the Colombian drug lord.
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A Porsche 911 RSR – once owned by Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar – has come onto the market, with a US$2.2 million (AU$2.9 million) price tag.

The bespoke rear-engine German sports car was designed and built for the 1974 International Race of Champions (IROC) all-star competition, where it was assigned to Formula One driver Emerson Fittipaldi.

After that year's 15-car series wrapped up, the vehicle was acquired by automotive and motorsport business magnate Roger Penske.

In the late 1970s it reportedly made its way to Colombia, where it was owned – and raced – by Escobar. The cartel leader is believed to have fitted it with Porsche 935-derived exterior bodywork for competition (shown below).

Following Escobar’s death in 1993, the 911 RSR was reportedly put into storage. It returned to the US in the 2000s, where it was restored with its original Fittipaldi livery and body panels.

The car’s 3.0-litre flat-six engine produces 209kW and 292Nm, sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission.

The odometer reportedly shows just 362km, however, if the car was raced as many times as the seller claims, that figure seems unlikely to be accurate.