Even if it has just celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 still inspires Porsche enthusiastss and other car enthusiasts. His reputation as a legend is by no means usurped. Discover the story of the one nicknamed « duck tail » for its very specific fin.
Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7: a breathtaking success
Made at 1590 copies, it takes its name from the famous Mexican race, the Carrera Panamericana. Designed only for the competitionits success was such that the 500 initial copies became 1590.
In effect, Porsche needed 500 models for homologation allowing it to participate in the European GT Championship. Based on the Porsche 2.4 Sthe manufacturer modifies and lightens its model as much as possible to arrive at an empty weight of 960 kilograms.
Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7: a mythical Flat 6 engine
This legendary sports car provides intense driving pleasure. On the technical side, nothing is left to chance. The engine block is lightened and rises to 210 horsepower. It is the most powerful first-generation road-going Porsche 911. With a exceptional power-to-weight ratioits level of performance is particularly high.
His Flat-6 engine is particularly melodious, bewitching and magical for a tireless push to the top of the rev counter.
Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7: an instantly recognizable car
On the outside, the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 stands out for its “duck tail” fin integrated into the bonnet to accentuate the support on the rear axle. Its brightly colored bodywork, its Fuchs rims painted the same color as the band on the side make it particularly recognizable.
It is not a luxurious and comfortable car but an ultra high-performance sports car, especially in its “light” version; the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 remains one of the most desirable and desired legends.