In August, Porsche introduced the latest iteration of the 911 GT3 RS. The arrival coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Carrera RS 2.7 joining the lineup as a model that was essentially a street racing car. Today, the automaker continues the celebration with the special exhibition “Spirit of Carrera RS” at the Zuffenhausen Museum.
The cars on display include an original RS prototype in metallic green. Additionally, there are examples of the 964, 993, 996, 997, 991 and 992 generations. The new Sport Classic is there too.
The Porsche Museum exhibit not only highlights the RS, but also the RSR racing version. As well as having the actual cars on display, there are films, photos, race posters, brochures and other ephemera to tell the story of these models.
The 911 Carrera RS 2.7 debuted at the 1972 Paris Motor Show as a homologation special for Group 4 racing. proved even more popular than that. In total, Porsche managed to sell 1,580 copies of the sporty vehicle.
RS 2.7 customers could choose between two option packs. The Sport package removed items such as the rear seats, carpeting and armrests to reduce vehicle weight. The Touring had a softer suspension and amenities like power windows.
The latest 911 GT3 RS comes with a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine developing 518 horsepower (386 kilowatts) and a seven-speed PDK gearbox. The vehicle can reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 3.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 184 mph (296 km/h).
The new GT3 RS features active aerodynamic elements at the front and wears a massive rear spoiler. The body is capable of producing 901 pounds (409 kilograms) of downforce at 124 mph (200 km/h).
The new GT3 RS goes on sale in the United States in the spring of 2023. Pricing starts at $225,250 after a destination charge of $1,450.