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Carrera RS

MixedMedia / Acrylic on Canvas
on 1.8” / 45 mm Wooden Museum Frame
63” x 43” / 160 x 110 cm

October 1972 saw the unveiling of the Porsche Carrera RS 2.7 at the Paris Auto Salon. The Porsche Carrera RS 2.7 was only created because Porsche needed a competitive vehicle for motorsport. 500 had to be built for homologation in Group 4, something which contemporary sales experts at Porsche regarded as extremely difficult. However, it proved its strength in 1975 by winning the class victory at Le Mans.

 

But who would want to buy a sports car like the Porsche Carrera RS, designed as it was to have the best possible performance weight? The demand was so great that the planned 500 examples of the 210 horsepower car had already been sold in November 1972, and Porsche went on to produce a total of 1,580 of the 245 km/h fast sports car.

 

Not all RS vehicles left the works as a lightweight construction model. The majority of customers opted for the touring package on offer with the same configuration as the 911 S.

 

The emblem of the Carrera RS is the rear spoiler which is also popularly known as the “ducktail”.