The Rennsport or RS 911 saga began in 1972, with the production of a mere 17 cars for homologation in production car racing. By 1973, the doors opened wide, and over 1500 RS 911s were built, with a 2.7 liter flat 6 replacing the stock car's 2.4 liter engine and gaining a 20 horsepower jump. The car weighed a mere 2370 lbs.
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|Engine||2.7 liter flat-6||Weight||2370 lbs|
|HP/Liter||77.8 hp per liter||1/4 mile||--|
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Silverstone Auctions will hold its inaugural Porsche Sale on 25 October – and among the 57 high quality cars will be a mouth-watering selection of the brand’s most celebrated and desirable lightweight ‘RS’ 911 Rennsport variants.
The auction house is delighted to present an ‘early 500’ 1973 2.7 Carrera RS Touring at the sale, which was the very first Rennsport road car of its kind to be created. The homologation-special was born from the necessity to take the Porsche 911 racing and had the philosophy of “reduce weight and add power”, which is still evident in modern-day 911 RS models.
The Touring specification 2.7-litre 911 Carrera RS in The Porsche Sale is a left-hand drive example that has spent a vast amount of its life overseas. The car benefits from a recent restoration and is a credit to its former Porsche enthusiast owners. It will be auctioned with a guide of £375,000 - £425,000 and comes complete with its original engine block, tool set and sales brochures from the era.
The Porsche Sale, which is presented by Silverstone Auctions and Porsche Club GB, will take place at Silverstone Circuit on Sunday 25 October from 10:30 onwards. Silverstone Auctions – www.silverstoneauctions.com