The Second Generation 911
2nd Gen Porsche 911 Special Models
There were several basic special edition models throughout the second generation 911s lifecycle that were nothing more than design exercises, but there were also some really interesting models too. Following the famous 1973 F-model 911 Carrera RS 2.7, Porsche built its successor based on the G-model and it was called the 911 Carrera RS 3.0. With its new 3.0-liter engine, featuring mechanical fuel injection, it was capable of 230 hp and boy, was it rare, with only 56 made. Then there was the Option M491 which was called the 'Supersport' in the UK, and commonly referred to as the 'Turbo-look'. The M491 option closely resembled the Model 930 Turbo with it's exterior styling that included flared wheel arches and the classic rear spoiler. It also featured wider wheels, a stiffer suspension and the superior turbo braking system. From August 1987 to September 1989 Porsche produced the model 911 Carrera Club Sport, or 911 Carrera CS. A total of 340 of these cars were built and they were built specifically for club racing and included a blueprinted engine with hollow intake valves, a higher rev limit, spartan interiors and zero power options - in an effort to save weight, of course. There was also the Speedster, a 2 seater, low-roof version of the Cabriolet, reminiscent of the model 356 Speedster of the 50's.
2nd Gen Porsche 911 Race & Motorsport Models
This was one hell of an era for Porsche 911 race based cars. For 1974 both the 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 and RSR Turbo 2.1 were created - the 3.0L for the customer teams and the 2.1 turbo for Porsche’s own team. The 911 Carrera Turbo 2.1 was the first turbocharged Porsche 911, and the first turbo-powered Porsche race car at Le Mans. It was fitted with a newly-developed 2,142 cc engine which was good for 500 bhp. The 3.0 RSR was an amazing car to drive and it went on to become one of the most successful Group 4 racing cars ever. The Carrera RSR 3.0 was made in small numbers for racing. For the privateer in the mid-1970s who wanted to go sports car racing, and in particular compete successfully at the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans, there was really only one viable option, the Porsche RSR. Introduced in 1973, the 2.8 RSR was a factory-built racing car based on the 911 chassis. These were not converted street cars, but rather purpose built competition models designed and built from the ground up for serious racing use. The 3.0 RSR had the perfect combination of low weight, immense Porsche 917 brakes, impeccable handling, and a 330+hp naturally aspirated flat-6 that gave the model a mighty power-to-weight ratio. This era also gave us some great Porsche 911 rally cars too, which we have included below.
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