October 2, 2023

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‘Spirit of Carrera RS’ specific exhibition on the erstwhile quickest sports activities auto in Germany

The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 is an undisputed icon of automotive record, unique and unforgettable. Fifty many years right after its environment premiere, the Porsche Museum is honouring it with a particular exhibition, ‘Spirit of Carrera RS’. From 20 September, the Porscheplatz in Zuffenhausen will be all about the ‘ducktail’, ‘RS’ or ‘2.7’, as the sports activities vehicle is identified among the Porsche lovers. 

When the RS was unveiled at the Paris Motor Present on 5 October 1972, it was the 1st collection-output car in the world with entrance and rear spoilers. The prerequisites for the 911 base car or truck for racing and rallying have been evidently defined: light-weight and rapidly ended up the watchwords. To reach the goals, Hans Mezger and Valentin Schäffer formulated the 2.7-litre 6-cylinder boxer motor with gasoline injection from the ground up.

In the Sport model, the 210-PS, 960-kilogram Coupé went from to 100 km/h in 5.8 seconds and topped out at almost 245 km/h. The specific aerodynamics intended again then with racing cars and trucks in head even now make the RS exceptional right now. “It’s the most direct know-how transfer from motorsport to series creation that at any time occurred,” states Head of GT Automobiles Andreas Preuninger. “Nothing about this has transformed to this day and it is element of a modelled tradition at Porsche.”

The Porsche Museum tells the story of the RS and its racing cousin, the RSR, not only by means of the vehicles and anecdotes, but also with movies, photographs, racing posters and interactive functions. Readers can, for example, place together their have tailor made RS by turning the design-element and colour wheel of a kaleidoscope. To fulfil as quite a few individual wishes as achievable, Porsche held quickly to its customisation theory with the Carrera RS 2.7. Prospective buyers could opt for from a broad array of colors and equipment choices. The sturdy need took the sports motor vehicle maker by shock – it experienced initially prepared just 500 series-made cars for homologation.

from the development car to the manufacturing-prepared Porsche

At the centre of the particular exhibition is a bright yellow 911 Carrera RS 2.7 in Touring spec, as well as a scarce metallic eco-friendly prototype. The automobiles, advancement documents, promoting brochures, selling price lists, the Carrera logo and an report from the Porsche magazine Christophorus describe the route from the improvement car or truck to the creation-ready Porsche.

People can also glimpse ahead to observing other remarkable cars and trucks from the family members lineage of the ducktail, spanning five a long time of Porsche history. With the duo of the 964 and 993 generations of the 911 RS, Porsche expanded the RS family to contain air-cooled sports automobiles. The h2o-cooled era is represented by the 996, 997 and 991 generations of the 911 GT3 RS and the 992-technology 911 Activity Basic styles, the final of which is a collector’s version from the Heritage Design Collection from Porsche Unique Manufaktur and functions a preset rear spoiler.

The new Porsche 911 Sport Typical

The new 911 Sport Basic is the 2nd of 4 collector’s goods that Porsche has introduced from its Heritage Design and style system.

The car’s ‘ducktail’ moniker from the realm of avian anatomy was influenced by the form of the rear spoiler. At substantial speeds, it presses the 911 to the floor and thus decreases elevate to achieve the excellent equilibrium and enable higher leading speeds. 50 % a century ago, with the RS, the athletics car manufacturer obtained the best synthesis in between excess weight, ability, aerodynamics and driving dynamics. It was light-weight, rapid, race-completely ready and street-permitted.


The Porsche Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, from 09:00 to 18:00. The present-day overall health and cleanliness laws can be discovered on the web-site: www.porsche.com/germany/aboutporsche/porschemuseum

For extra info about the heritage of the car or truck, as properly as film and photograph product, really feel absolutely free to visit the on the internet portal dedicated to the 911 Carrera RS.