I was passing by Goodwood this morning (it’s local to me) and, on a whim, decided to pop in. I’m glad I did, as I spotted this lovely Porsche Carrera 2.7RS in the paddock. Was it a real one? I didn’t have time to have a close look but I didn’t care – it was a lovely looking car!
The Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7RS celebrates its 40th birthday this year. The 2.7Rs is perhaps the ultimate Porsche icon – the car that is most revered and most copied. The RS was developed as a homologation special to allow Porsche to compete in GT racing – the company was required to build 500 road-going cars in order to qualify. However, the marketing department doubted whether they could persuade people to pay a premium for a 911 with few creature comforts. Thankfully, they were overruled. The car was developed from the F series 911S but was significantly modified to improve performance. […]