1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSH 2.7

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSH 2.7

After the FIA abolished the five-liter prototype category which had been utterly dominated by the Porsche 917 in the early 1970s, the German automaker sought another stage upon which to prove its racing mettle. It chose to enter the FIA’s Group 4 GT/Special Sports Car category, using the popular 911 S as a starting point. It would need to build and sell at least 500 units to qualify a 2.8-liter racing version for competition. The Carrera RS was based on a lightened and modified 1973 911 S platform. The bodywork was widened with front and rear fender flares to accommodate larger wheels and tires; Lightweights and many Touring versions were fitted with thinner-gauge body panels and glass, and the suspension was upgraded. The RS’s signature feature was its fiberglass Bürzel, or “ducktail” engine lid spoiler, which had been proven in wind-tunnel testing to reduce rear-end lift at higher speeds. The front and rear fascias were made of fiberglass as well, although most Touring models had steel rear body panels.

Digital Restyling: Porsche never built them quite this way with modern Porsche GT parts…

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