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Porsche salutes a 50-year-old icon with special 911 GT3 RS

Monday 27 February 2023 3:14 pm

Porsche has revealed a brand new particular version 992 GT3 RS that pays tribute to its first roadgoing Rennsport mannequin: the 911 Carrera 2.7 RS of 1973.

Whereas ‘911 GT3 RS Tribute to Carrera RS Bundle’ doesn’t precisely roll off the tongue, it makes no bones about this supercar’s iconic inspiration.

The Tribute to Carrera RS Bundle is obtainable solely in the US, with first deliveries due subsequent month. Nonetheless, given the feverish marketplace for Porsche GT vehicles, don’t be shocked if a couple of examples make it throughout the pond.

Lean and inexperienced

Porsche has chosen eye-catching Python Inexperienced, from its Unique Manufaktur paint palette, for the 911’s alloy wheels, aspect mirror caps and GT3 RS sill graphics. Extra Python Inexperienced is used for the Porsche textual content on the huge rear spoiler, whereas its finish plates characteristic an American flag design.

Modifications inside embrace shiny inexperienced distinction stitching, keys painted in white, and illuminated door sill guards with a ‘Tribute to Carrera RS’ script.

Consumers additionally get a bunch of particular equipment, corresponding to a bespoke Porsche Design wristwatch, customized automobile cowl, RS-branded valve caps and two Porsche scale fashions.

‘An ideal homage’

The GT3 RS is mechanically unchanged, which implies a 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat-six producing 525hp. The Weissach Bundle is included as customary, that includes light-weight carbon fibre parts for the bodywork and suspension. 

Selecting the Tribute to Carrera RS Bundle for a brand new 911 GT3 RS takes the whole value to $312,550 (roughly £258,000). Porsche followers can see the automobile for the primary time at subsequent month’s 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race in Florida.

“This bundle pays tribute to the 911 Carrera 2.7 RS, an absolute driver’s automobile and an icon,” mentioned Kjell Gruner, president and CEO of Porsche Automobiles North America. “Right now, nothing epitomises the concept of a driver’s automobile greater than the brand new 911 GT3 RS. Like the unique, it makes use of innovative aerodynamics to attain unimaginable efficiency, making this an ideal homage to the legend from 1973.”

John Redfern writes for Motoring Analysis

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