SALE PENDING In 1972, at the Paris Auto Show, Porsche unveiled a limited production model that almost immediately became legendary: the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7. This was a…
In 1972, at the Paris Auto Show, Porsche unveiled a limited production model that almost immediately became legendary: the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7. This was a lightweight model designed to meet the quantity regulations required for production-based race cars at the time. The RS (short for Rennsport, or race/sport in German) was the fastest production car in Germany at the time, and was designed as a no-nonsense competition oriented vehicle, with a minimalistic interior, stiff suspension and plenty of power. Racing successes included an overall win at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1973, and seven victories in the nine race European GT Cup.
Fast forward to 1992, and Porsche commemorated the 20th anniversary of the legendary Carrera RS with the launch of the 1993 Porsche 911 RS America. Like the 1973 car, the new RS America featured weight-saving measures, stiffer suspension, and larger wheels and tires than were found on the Carrera 2 upon which it was based. It carried a distinctive rear wing that was fixed in place, rather than automatically lifting wing of the Carrera 2. Other visual cues included “RS” lettering and a lower ride height.
The RS America was available in 5 colours only: red, black, white, silver metallic and midnight blue metallic. In keeping with the philosophy of lighter weight and simplicity, the only options available were a limited slip differential, sunroof, air conditioning, and stereo. This example opted for the air conditioning and limited slip differential but did away with the sunroof and factory stereo.
Purchased by Coachwerks in early 2019, the vehicle received a comprehensive inspection to ensure it is in proper working condition. This 911 is a proper enthusiast’s car that provides a unique and pure driving experience specific to this vehicle only.
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