Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

On this page I will look at one of the most famous versions of the long enduring Porsche 911, the Carrera RS 2.7 from 1973.

Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7
Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 attribution SamH

What You’ll Find On This Page

  • Details about the design, development and specification of the car.
  • Motoring videos of the car.
  • The role of the car in popular culture.
  • Details of the diecast models of the car.

Design, Development And Specification Of The Porsche 911 Carrera RS

With the Carrera RS 2.7 released in 1973, we are still very much in the territory of the original 911.

Porsche wanted to return to sports car racing but the rules meant that a minimum of 500 had to be sold commercially for road use. The RS was developed to meet the exacting standards of a racing road car.

In German RS stands for Rennsport which conveniently translates into race sport in English. The Carrera name was revived from the 356 Carrera which was named after the marque’s class victories in the Carrera Panamericana races in Mexico in the 1950s.

Specifications Of The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

The engine size was boosted from 2341 cc (known as the 2.4 engine ) to 2687 cc and the car received a stiffer suspension, larger tyres and brakes and the rear spoiler.

Size – 161.4 inches long by 65 wide by 52 tall with a wheelbase of 89.4 inches.

Engine – 6 cylinder flat 2687 cc giving 207 bhp at 6300 rpm and a torque of 255 Nm at 5100 rpm.

More detailed specification

I remember reading the original road test by Autoart and it was one of the fastest accelerating cars they’d ever tested.

Motoring Videos of The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

Jay Kay of Jamiroquai and his RS

From the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone

A series of still photographs backed by the engine noise.

The Carrera In Popular Culture

Jamiroquai featured the car in his promotional video for the single White Knuckle Ride along with his helicopter.

Other appearances on film and TV.

The Carrera RS 2.7 Auction

As you saw from the Jay Kay video, this Porsche is very collectable and the auction prices are high – $550,000 including commission in 2013.

 More auction news for the Carrera RS

Models Of The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

I’ve seen the following models offered for sale of this special Porsche:

  • 1:12 – GT Sprint (resin)
  • 1:18 – Autoart
  • 1:24 – Ebbro
  • 1:43 – De Agostini
  • 1:43 – Ebbro
  • 1:43 – KDW
  • 1:43 – Minichamps
  • 1:43 – Spark
  • 1:43 – Vision
  • 1:43 – Welly

I’ve made it easy for you to check what models are available at what price from these websites:

eBay

Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

Collectable Diecast – a specialist model retailer in America

Please check the search results carefully and change the criteria if necessary.

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1:18 scale Autoart model of the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

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