Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7
Today, the Carrera is the basic 911, but in 1973, it was the model designation of a special and influential car. The name originated from the famous Carrera Panamericana Mexican road race that Porsche won in the mid-50s. The factory wanted to commemorate this success by naming the new performance version they intended for homologation.
Ever since the late ’60s, the displacement of the 911 engines steadily grew. So, by 1973, the biggest was the 2.7-liter, which in RS trim delivered 210 HP. But that wasn’t all, as the Carrera 2.7 RS was a fully lightweight car with a wider rear track. Also, it had a revised suspension, racing instruments and distinctive rear ducktail spoiler.