The owner of a Porsche 911T has engaged 3R Automotive to turn the car into a 1973 2.7 Carrera RS Tribute restoration. 3R has been working on Porsche cars for many years and they are excited to be a part of this project! If you are interested in doing something like this yourself, please contact us to discuss your project.
Porsche 2.7 Carrera RS History
The rear-engine Porsche 911 was unveiled in Europe in late 1963 at the Frankfurt, Germany, auto show, and went on sale in America in 1965. Since its arrival on the automotive scene there have been numerous updates to the 911 and many different versions but the 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7 coupe is the most famous of the 1965-73 first-generation Porsche 911 models.
The Carrera name given to Porsche cars debuted in the fall of 1955 along with the Porsche four-cam engine at Frankfurt auto show. The name "Carrera" was adopted from the famous long distance race "Carrera Panamericana" held in Mexico during the 1950's and in which Porsche had numerous class victories with their 356 Carrera.
Revealed at the 1972 Paris Auto Show, the Porsche Carrera 2.7 RS (RS stands for Rennsport in German, meaning race sport in English) was a special model used to homologate the Porsche 911 in Group 4 racing. Developed from the 911S, the 2.7 was more potent in almost every area. The Carrera 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 (technology developed in Porsche's 917 program) , the 2.4l unit could be bored out to a capacity of 2687 cc. At the time, this became the largest engine available in a Porsche and was good for 210bhp at 6300 rpm and with a taller 4th and 5th gear, the top speed was increased to 152mph.
Initial production for the 2.7 was only 500 cars and it sold out almost immediately. Three versions were available, including a lightweight Sports trim, Race Trim or more opulent Touring trim for the road. The lightweight version was substantially lighter with thin-gauge body panels, lighter windows and a stripped out interior. Today, all of these models are highly valued by car collectors and they are considered by many to be the greatest classic Porsche 911 of all time.