Updated: Jul 16, 2020
The Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera RS was built for one purpose, to allow Porsche to compete in motor racing. Motorsport homologation requirements dictated that 500 units needed to be produced, however in October 1972 at the Paris Auto Salon, the cars official introduction, Porsche sold out and a further 500 were given the green-light. Ultimately, Porsche would manufacture 1,580 examples before the end of 1973, with the vast majority being standard ‘Touring’ models.
There were predominantly 2 variants of 2.7 Carrera RS, a ‘Touring’ or ‘Lightweight’ specification, although Porsche did also produce two further models, a RSH homologation special, and the RSR race car.