Carrera 2.7 RS | 3.0 RSR | Porsche 911 | Daddys-Carparts
These models are sometimes considered by enthusiasts to be the most "classic" 911s. RS stands for Rennsport in German, meaning race sport. The Carrera name was reintroduced from the 356 Carrera which had itself been named after Porsche's class victories in the Carrera Panamericana races in Mexico in the 1950s.
The RS was built to meet motorsport homologation requirements. Compared to a standard 911S, the Carrera 2.7 RS had a larger engine, a "ducktail" rear spoiler, larger brakes, wider rear wheels and rear fenders.
In 1974, Porsche created the Carrera RS 3.0 and in 1974 the Carrera RSR 3.0. A prototype Carrera RSR Turbo came second at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1974 and won several major races.
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