Porsche Museum Exhibition Celebrates 50 Years of the RS . Model

In August, Porsche introduced the latest iteration of the 911 GT3 RS. Its arrival coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Carrera RS 2.7 joining the lineup as a model that is essentially a race car for the road. Now, the automaker is continuing the celebrations with a special exhibition “Spirit of Carrera RS” at the museum in Zuffenhausen.

The cars on display include the original RS prototype in metallic green. Plus, there are examples from the 964, 993, 996, 997, 991, and 992 generations. The new Sport Classic is also there.

The exhibition at the Porsche Museum highlights not only the RS but also the racing version of the RSR. In addition to the actual cars on display, there are movies, photos, race posters, brochures, and other ephemeral things to chronicle the stories of these models.

The 911 Carrera RS 2.7 debuted at the 1972 Paris Motor Show as a special homologation for Group 4 racing. Rules required producing 500 of them for customers, but this model proved to be more popular than that. In total, Porsche managed to sell 1,580 units of the sporty vehicle.

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RS 2.7 customers can choose between two optional packages. The Sport package strips away things like the rear seats, carpet and armrests to reduce the weight of the vehicle. The Touring has a softer suspension tone and perks like power windows.

The new 911 GT3 RS offers a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six that produces 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 kph).

The new GT3 RS features active aerodynamic elements at the front and a large rear wing. The body is capable of producing 901 pounds (409 kilograms) of downforce at 124 mph (200 kph).

The new GT3 RS goes on sale in the US in Spring 2023. Pricing starts at $225,250 after a $1,450 destination fee.

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