Porsche makes video of three generations of 911 RS models

Porsche makes video of three generations of 911 RS models

The latest model 911 GT3 RS is perhaps the most potent track car ever built for the street by Porsche, but it’s not the first make that claim. The RS line has a history that goes back to 1973 with the 911 2.7 RS when Porsche first combined an extra boost of power with the benefits of reduced weight. In 1973 the original RS had some impressive numbers: 210 horsepower, 0-100 kph in five and a half seconds, and a top speed of 244 kph.

The RS line continued over the years and included the 964, 993 and 996 model lines, all the way through to the current second generation 997 model introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year. While there is no doubt the 2010 911 GT3 RS might has more power than the 1973 911 RS (450 horsepower, 0-100 kph in 4.0 seconds and a top speed of 310 kph), the inspiration remains the same as the original.

To celebrate its RS Porsche line and as an excuse to have a thrash on a racetrack, Porsche UK has created a video highlighting both past and present RS models, featuring the 1973 911 RS and the 996 and 997 911 GT3 RS. It’s an entertaining seven and a half minutes for Porsche fans.

To watch the video, click on the link below.

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