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Celebrate 50 years of Porsche 911 RS with your very own Rennsport collection

When the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 was launched in 1972, it was not only the fastest car on the Autobahn, but also a pioneer for race-derived performance and aerodynamics. 50 years later, the letters RS are still the benchmark for sportscars worldwide.

About 50 years ago, Porsche began with the development of the 911 Carrera RS 2.7. “The 911 Carrera RS 2.7 was intended as a homologation special. It was to be a very light, fast sports car,” recalls Peter Falk, who at the time was the Head of Testing for series production cars at Porsche. The car’s 2.7-litre flat-six fuel-injected engine produced a powerful 210 PS at 6,300 rpm and developed 255 Nm at 5,100 rpm. While the name Carrera was a nod towards the famous Carrera Panamericana race, the most distinctive feature of the car was the rear spoiler, soon to be known as the ‘duck tail’. A total of 1,580 examples were built, becoming the holy grail for Porsche 911 collectors worldwide.

In the decades to come, Porsche’s racing engineers refined the Rennsport formula, creating many impressive, rare and desirable street-legal racers until this day. To commemorate the anniversary, we have complied a selection of iconic Porsche 911 RS for sale in the Classic Driver Market. So, which one is on top of your wish list? The original ‘duck tail’ Carrera RS from the 1970s, the colourful 964 Carrera RS from the 1990s, the rarer-than-rare 993 Carrera RS? Or rather one of the Rennsport legends of the new millennium, like the 996, 997 and 991 GT3 RS, or maybe event a GT2 RS? Take a look below.


Porsche 911 RS for sale with Classic Driver