Porsche 911 Carrera RS - 50th anniversary

50 years ago, back on October 1972, Porsche presented at the “Mondial de l’Automobile” in Paris the 1st 911 Carrera RS 2.7L which was in fact the last car with the F-body type. Initially, the production was plan to 500 units which have been sold in one shot after the Carshow.

Due to this unexpected success, Porsche decided to increase the production of this mythical car. A total of 1'580 units have been built from 1972 to 1973.

The 2.7L flat 6 engine has been upgraded and was the most powerful of the 911 series developing a power of 210 hp which was rather high at that time. The body, especially the suspension, has also been adapted to the new performance of the car.

In addition, the most recognizable body element is the fixed rear spoiler called "ducktail". It was the first time Porsche had equipped a 911 with this type of spoiler in order to improve the aerodynamic performance. Moreover, it makes the shape of this car unique and very attractive.

Weight being the enemy of performance, the Carrera RS has been slimmed down. The treatment focused on elements such as a thin sheet metal front bonnet and a plastic fuel tank. In the RS-Sport model the carpet was replaced by rubber mats, the passenger sun visor, the door armrests, the storage bins, the watch, the spare wheel and the second battery were all removed, resulting in an overall weight of 975 kg. Even the Porsche badge has been replaced in the form of a simple sticker!

The Porsche 911 RS 2.7L is currently one of the most desired classic model and expensive value ever reached for a Porsche production's car until now.

Happy anniversary!

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