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  Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS
1972 - 1974
Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2
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Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Trackfocused
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Coupe
Layout Rear Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Number Built 1580 
Engine
Type Conventional
Details 6 cyl
Capacity
164 in3 
Max Power
210 bhp @6300rpm 
Max Torque
188 lb/ft @5100rpm 
Power to Weight
222 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
199 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 78 bhp/litre 
Compression 8.5:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.44 X 2.77 in 
Fuel Cons
 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
152 mph 
0 - 30 mph
2.0 sec 
0 - 60 mph
5.6 sec 
0 - 100 mph
14.9 sec 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
163.9 in 
Width
63.4 in 
Height
 
Weight
2116 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 6 X 15
7 X 15 
Tyres (F/R) 185/70 VR15
215/60 VR15 
Fuel Capacity
 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £500000 - £750000
 
Profile

Enthusiasts reckon the 1973 Carrera RS to be the greatest 911 of them all. For purity of function they may well be right!

The RS was conceived a road/racing car with a new more powerful version of the Porsche flat-6 and the use of thinner steel panels for reduced weight. To save even more weight, interior trim and rear seats were removed (except in the RST version which retained the standard cars trim). This low weight helped propel the RS to 60mph in just 5.5sec - astounding for a car of this era.

The RS also set several firsts, being the first model to feature a rear 'spoiler' and also wider rear tyres than at the front. Unfortunately the styling was to take an unpopular turn with the addition of large moulded bumpers to satisfy new US legislation.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
65% 71% 0% 0
Ranks 519 of 771 Ranks 353 of 771 Ranks 586 of 771 Ranks 615 of 771

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911 Carrera ...

(1972 - 1974)
  

964 RS

(1992 - 1994)
  

993 RS

(1995 - 1996)
  

996 GT3 RS

(2004 - 2005)
  

997 GT3 RS

(2006 - 2012)
 
  

991 GT3 RS

(2015 - date)

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