Revealed at the 1972 Paris Auto Show, the Carrera 2.7 RS was a special model used to homologate the 911 in Group 4 racing. Developed from the 911S, the 2.7 was more potent in almost every area. Compared to the standard Carrera, the 2.7 RS featured a larger engine, wider flares to accommodate the Fuchs alloy wheels, stiffened suspension, larger brakes and a ducktail rear spoiler.
With the use of a Nikasil coating on the cylinder walls, the 2.4 unit could be bored out to a capacity of 2687 cc, but the standard valve train was retained. At the time, this became the largest engine available on a Porsche and was good for 210bhp at 6300rpm. And with a taller 4th and 5th gear, the top speed was increased to 152mph.
Today, Bring A Trailer is proud to offer a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring finished in yellow over black leatherette and cloth upholstery. This is a well-preserved example that features Features include staggered-width Fuchs wheels, an electric sunroof, a retractable antenna, Recaro sport seats, and air conditioning.
This Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS is one of the most desirable collector cars, and an icon among 1970s classics. Although over 1,500 units were built, this is a very rare and we must say, a low mileage example which only has 26k kilometers (16k miles) on the odometer. It’s a wonderful driver’s car that offers exciting performance and handling, while providing comfort if you were to use it on long drives. Offered on Bring A Trailer in excellent condition (inside and out), this Carrera RS will certainly elevate any car collection.
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