1973 | Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 (Sport)
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Marque Porsche Modèle 911 Nom du modèle 911 Carrera RS 2.7 (Sport) Série "Urmodell" Année 1973 Numéro d'identification du véhicule 9113600465 Condition catégorie Restauré Type de carrosserie Coupé Détail du corps Coupé Puissance (kW/CV) 154/210 Cylindrée (ccm) 2 687 Cylindre 6 Volant Gauche Boîte de vitesse Boîte manuelle Traction Arrière Carburant Essence Couleur extérieure Orange Couleur intérieure Noir Matériel intérieur Velours Toit ouvrant
Even a short drive in the Carrera 2.7 RS quickly demonstrates why the car is such a legend. The performance, immediacy, purity, and communication the car provides represent the true essence of the vintage 911 and quickly establishes the car as one of the most visceral and thrilling cars of any era. Based on the top of the range 911S, the RS was created for the FIA’s new series of production-based sports car, which required at least 500 examples to be built within a 12 month period in order to homologate the car for racing.
The recipe for its development was familiar: more power, less weight, and a more focused chassis. The engine was expanded from 2.3 liters (which Porsche optimistically badged as 2.4 liters) to a genuine 2.7 liters (2,687cc), coupled with Nikasil coated cylinder linings to enhance durability and Porsche’s familiar MFI Bosch mechanical fuel injection and 915 5-speed gearbox. Independent front suspension with MacPherson struts, torsion bars, and anti-roll bars, were coupled with independent rear suspension and transverse torsion bars, tubular shock absorbers, and an anti-roll bar. Wider wheels necessitated flared rear wheel arches to accommodate the wider track. The four-wheel disc brakes provided stopping power to counter the powerful acceleration the RS could achieve. Weight was reduced through a reduction in sound proofing, thinner body panels, some fiberglass body panels, and thinner glass. Indeed, weighing in at a mere 2,370 pounds in the more luxurious “Touring” form, the Carrera RS was capable of 150 mph top speeds and a jaw dropping 0- 60 time of just 5.5 seconds.
Cosmetically, the car was reworked to create its now iconic look: a fiberglass duck tail and new front bumper reduced weight and drag while simultaneously increasing downforce, while bold contrasting Carrera scripts were added to the sides of the car to decisively declare the return of the Carrera, a moniker which had laid dormant on Porsche street cars since the demise of the legendary four-cam 356 Carrera in 1965. The RS was offered in two main forms, the Touring and the Lightweight (option codes M472 and M471 respectively). While the Touring had nearly all of the equipment of the 911S, including steel rear bumper and overriders, full deco strips, full door panels and seats, and even available sunroof, the Lightweight had fiberglass bumpers, lightweight seats and door panels and numerous other deletions.
Although the car is now an icon, Porsche was so uncertain about whether they’d be able to sell the 500 examples they needed to produce in order to homologate the car to race that they priced it barely more than the 911S and made its executives promise to buy examples of the car to absorb the volume. What ended up happening, however, was that the car was so popular that the 500 unit production had to be expanded twice, with an ultimate total of 1,580 examples being built. Of those, just 200 were lightweight models, which were thoroughly elemental and quite a bit swifter thanks to their low 975 kg weight, more than 200 pounds less than the Touring.
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