The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 is lightweight sports car by Porsche based off of the 911S, which was the most powerful 911 variant until then.
Porsche was required to manufacture 500 units of the car to homologate the 911 for the Group 4 racing class, although approximately 1,580 units were eventually made during its production run.
The 911 Carrera RS 2.7 was upgraded to accommodate a more powerful version of the 2.7L engine along with bodywork modification including its distinctive "duck-tail" rear spoiler as well as revised suspension and brakes. Its 2.7L Flat-6 engine was later reused by other Porsche 911 models until 1975.
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed
In the Evolution Mode of Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed, the Carrera RS 2.7 can be acquired for $34,000. Players have to complete the 914 Trophy tournament to unlock it in the car dealer. It appears as a Golden Era Class 2 car.
In the Factory Driver Mode, the player will be rewarded a Carrera RS 2.7 with an unique livery, once they have obtained the Porsche Test Driver licence.
The acceleration and top speed of the Carrera RS are impressive, being one of the most powerful cars of its class, although it is also one of the most difficult cars to control. Since it has a twitchy handling, the player will be punished with oversteer for inappropriate corner entry speeds. Late braking will also cause the rear to break, as the player will block the rear wheels and thus deny traction on them.
Since other rear-engine cars such as the Porsche 930 have similar driving traits, it is recommended to practice driving the car before using it in any race event or tournament.
|Porsche 911 Classic (Model Range)|
|2.0 (1965) • Targa (1967) • S (1967) • S 2.4 (1972) • Carrera RS 2.7 (1973)|
Carrera RSR 2.8 (1973) • Carrera RSR 3.0 (1974)