Saturday, November 17, 2012

Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 - 1972


PORSCHE 911 CARRERA RS 2.7 ....




It is no longer the German automobile brand « Porsche »who has always dream and dream of countless fans of sports cars in the world. In fact, thanks to a few models which are built and become cult, the German firm has a reputation worldwide more than justified. One of its models is the famous iconic Porsche 911. Commercialization of the first generation of 911 starts in 1964, at the time the first fully designed by the Stuttgart firm. More than 40 years later, this flagship model retains the features and name 911, but in its current version called type 997, which is still produced and sold, the architecture of the engine remained unchanged until today. This is the "legendary" six-cylinder flat, arranged door-to-rear overhang. Today, the Porsche 911 is recognized as one of the most famous cars in history, and it is undoubtedly the most famous model from Porsche. The current model has very little to do with its predecessor: there is indeed a dozen different models of the " 911 , "the old models are now among the sports cars most sought after by collectors ....



In 1972, the brand launched the astonishing Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 named as the 356 from the Carrera Panamericana race, and RS for "Renn Sport", which is a 911 with a bigger engine and greatly reduced. Following a new sporting regulations, it is produced in 500 copies in order to obtain approval for a competition model in group 4. Which at the time seemed to be a problem for Porsche experts who feared having trouble selling model also sports will turn into unexpected commercial success with only one month after its sale, 500 cars have gone like hotcakes so it will become urgent to produce another series. Finally, in 1590 copies will be quickly built that actually have a registration not in group 4 but in the top category of group 3. Over the years, the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 has participated in numerous competitions and remains an iconic model 911, even today regarded as the ultimate sports car ....



The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 is probably "THE" 911 legend par excellence, capable of providing driving pleasure rare. With an incomparable aesthetic with the typical inscription "Carrera" on its sill, the most striking feature of RS is its famous wing nicknamed "duck tail". Integrated into the bonnet, rear spoiler combined with the front spoiler allowed to increase support on the rear lift decreasing by 75% and greatly improved the handling of the car. This little beast bicolor with original decorative attributes is THE sport par excellence, capable of providing driving pleasure rare. It is a legend that some furious rolling are ready to pull the price of gold as it seems to embody the recipe for eternal happiness of driving. Its look delicious "seventies" would not be so typical and charming without marriage bicolor bright colors of the body and Fuchs wheels connected by a painted Carrera logo of the same color throughout the side. For sigler the beast, Porsche logo adds a rear "Carrera RS" on the fin and lettering "Porsche" of the same color on the bottom of the bonnet. Finally, today, the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 has become a model of the most envied Vintage Classic ....



In detail, the weight loss of the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 contemplated by the plant was obtained by reducing the thickness of plates and windows for some elements, the use of a front sub frame specific forged aluminum, reservoir and plastic bumper by removing the various fittings and soundproofing, the lock of the bonnet, the rear seats, upholstery panel of the watch, pockets, armrests, door handles recall and opening rear windows. In addition, the front seats give way to two superb Recaro bucket more ergonomic and lighter of course. You'll understand everything is done for sport and performance, no place here in luxury and comfort, the other 911 models are for it. In terms of the art, nothing is left to chance and anti-roll bars 18 and 19 mm, respectively on the front and the rear, has been added. The gas adjustable shock absorbers Bilstein, Koni firmer than typically used by Porsche, are attached to the body by anchor points reinforced. Finally, the braking is appreciated that S, except that the brackets are made of aluminum on the Carrera RS. Thus equipped, and with practice and some good settings, the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 wrapped corners with the precision of a scalpel and the agility of the feline, a real killer today ....



Regarding the mechanics of the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 , its music is really insightful, captivating and magical. This kind of melody gives you shivers every revving and revives you love beautiful machines "old." Flexible and docile at low revs, the engine suddenly wakes up to 5000 rev / min and did not budge until 6500 rev / min in a thundering decibels. In sum, the RS 2.7 is not long to take you to nirvana sports car. The engine of the Porsche 911 Carrera RS is derived from that of the 2.4 S pushed to 2687 cm3 by increasing the bore of 6 mm. The teachings of the competition will also allow Porsche to reduce the aluminum engine block by replacing the cylinder liners "Biral" by treatment with "Nikasil" high strength alloy of nickel and silicon applied by electrolysis on the walls cylinders. There is also mounting lightweight pistons flat head and crankshaft specific. The compression ratio is 8.5:1 but in the power of the new engine increases to 210 hp at 6300 rev / min for 26 kgm of torque at 5100 r / min. Transmission is entrusted to a 5-speed box with the 4th and 5th were elongated compared to the 2.4L and the clutch has been strengthened. With a weight / power ratio of 960 kg very advantageous vacuum, the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 is provides a very high level of performance for the time, and even today. Its maximum speed exceeds 240 km / h and accelerates from 0 to 100 Km / h in 6.3 seconds ....



Specification:
  • Engine: Flat 6
  • Capacity: 2.7 L
  • Power: 210 hp at 6300 r / min
  • Torque: 26 mkg at 5100 r / min
  • Speed: 242 km / h
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 in 6'' 3

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