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911 Carrera RS
1973 911 Carrera RS
Porsche
Porsche logo
200,000 CR
Model year: 1973
Performance Index: C 403
Drive Type: RWD
Engine Placement: Rear
Basic Performance
SPEED
5.0
HANDLING
4.4
ACCELERATION
7.0
LAUNCH
7.7
BRAKING
4.4
Advanced Performance
Power: 207 HP (154 kW)
Torque: 188 lb ft (254 N·m)
Weight: 2150 lbs (975 Kg)
Front: 41%
Displ: 2.7 L
Power/weight: 212 HP per ton

158 kW per ton

Among collectors and Porsche fans the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS is a beloved icon. Upon its shoulders, the 911’s considerable racing history began in earnest. With the 917 Can-Am racer scheduled to retire due to rule changes, Porsche dove into GT Racing. Beginning with a 1972 911 S, engineers bored it out, raised the compression, and did everything imaginable to lighten it. Fiberglass replaced sheet metal, thin window glass was installed, and almost all amenities were removed. Even the Porsche badge was replaced with a sticker. To meet racing rule requirements Porsche had to produce at least 500 Carrera RS’s. They were so popular that 1,580 ended up being produced in 1973. Designed for the track, the Carrera RS has responsive, communicative handling and enough power to make it competitive against much newer, more technologically advanced models. It just goes to show that when Porsche puts its collective minds towards creating something new, the result is timeless

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