Porsche Museum Special Exhibition “Spirit of Carrera RS”

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7, the legendary “ducktail” has become a definitive icon in automotive history. 911 models from 20 September 2022. Head to Porscheplatz in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen to discover a retrospective worth seeing. When the distinctive and iconic model Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show on 5 October 1972, it was the world’s first production car with front and rear spoilers and paved the way for a future model that would stand out from the outside. wiped. Sporty touch. As a basic vehicle designed for racing and rallying, the requirements for the Porsche 911 are clearly defined. Lightness and speed were the mottos. To achieve that goal, Hans Mezger and Valentin Schäffer developed a 2.7-liter six-cylinder boxer engine that injects fuel from a blank slate. In the sport version, the 210hp and 960kg coupe reaches 0 to 100km/h in 5.8 seconds and a top speed of almost 245km/h. The precise aerodynamics designed for racing cars of the time make the Carrera RS unique today. “This is the most direct transfer of technology from motorsport to series production. No changes have been made to date and this is part of Porsche’s model-building tradition. Andreas Preuninger, Head of GT Vehicles at Porsche, said: The legendary model highlighted by the Porsche Museum tells the story of the RS and its racing cousin the RSR, highlighting the many cars on display as well as the many anecdotes that can be found between the models. Movies, photos, race posters and interactive features are also provided to make this exhibition interactive. For example, visitors can create their own Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 by turning model details and kaleidoscope color wheels. In order to fulfill the wishes of as many individuals as possible, Porsche has adhered to the principle of personalization with the Carrera RS 2.7. Buyers can choose from a variety of colors and equipment options. The high demand surprised the sports car manufacturer, which originally planned to produce only 500 units for approval. At the heart of the special exhibition are the bright yellow Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 in Touring specifications and a rare prototype in metallic green used to develop the vehicle. Between these two models, development documents, advertising brochures, price lists, the Carrera logo and articles in the customer magazine Christophorus describe the path from development vehicles to production-ready Porsches. Animated walls make it even more unique with only one model on display in a spacious space that can accommodate a variety of vehicles. Exhibits of the sportiest and most unique 911 This exhibition is complemented by other special cars from the 50-year Porsche history of the Carrera RS family. With the 911 (964) RS and 911 (993) RS Duos, Porsche has expanded the RS range to include air-cooled sports cars. The water-cooled era is represented by the 911 (996) GT3 RS, 911 (997) GT3 RS, 911 (991) GT3 RS and 911 (992) Sport Classic models, the Heritage Design Series collector’s edition from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur. Fixed rear wing. The car’s nickname was inspired by the shape of the rear spoiler. At high speeds, the ducktail can bring the 911 into contact with the ground, reducing lift for ideal balance and high top speed. With the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 half a century ago, the sports car manufacturer perfectly integrated weight, power, aerodynamics and driving dynamics. This temporary exhibition is the perfect homage to him, where you can find rare and fascinating models. Photo: 4Legend.com / Porsche
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