The ten rarest Rennsport Porsche 911s of all time
In our rundown of the eight rarest factory-built Porsche 911s of all time, only two Rennsport offerings made the countdown, despite many Zuffenhausen fans associating the RS moniker with super limited production. Now, we fill in the gaps with the top ten rarest Rennsport 911s ever.
There aren’t many lists where the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS would only come tenth Zuffenhausen’s first attempt at a Rennsport 911 wasn’t as rare as later offerings. Only 500 were to be built to satisfy racing homologation yet unprecedented popularity saw over three times that eventually leave Werks II.
Get all the tech specs on the Porsche 911 2.7 Carrera RS in our data file section.
With the 991 GT3 RS set to retain the compulsory PDK gearbox, the 997.2 GT3 RS has become revered as one of Porsche’s last truly analogue driver’s cars. Values have been shooting up over the last 12 months, no doubt aided by the second generation GT3 RS’s small production run.
Get all the tech specs on the Porsche 997 GT3 RS Gen2 in our data file section.
While the Gen2 GT3 RS was undoubtedly much improved over its predecessor, the Porsche 997 GT3 RS Gen1 is the rarer find, with Zuffenhausen producing 394 fewer 3.6-litre examples between 2006 and 2007. We managed to drive both variants head-to-head in Total 911 issue 110.
Get all the tech specs on the Porsche 997 GT3 RS Gen1 in our data file section.
The Porsche 993 Carrera RS is something of a Total 911 office favourite having graced our front cover in both issue 106 and issue 119. This is despite the fact it is far from the rarest Rennsport 911. Instead, its reputation is built on its raw driving experience and air-cooled flat six.
Get all the tech specs on the Porsche 993 Carrera RS in our data file section.
After the 993 Carrera RS, Rennsport fans had to wait nearly a decade for the next ‘RS’ badged 911. When it eventually arrived, the ‘Carrera’ name was out, replaced by the new motorsport moniker: GT3. The 996 GT3 RS mimicked the original 2.7 RS with its two colour choices but is over twice as rare.
Get all the tech specs on the Porsche 996 GT3 RS in our data file section.
This is it. The end of the manual GT3 RS lineage. The Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 was one last hurrah for the analogue Rennsport and Weissach made sure it went out in style with the 4.0-litre powerplant (as seen in the Carrera Cup), a massive motorsport rear wing and just 600 examples released worldwide.
Get all the tech specs on the Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 in our data file section.
As the only turbocharged production Rennsport ever produced, the Porsche 997 GT2 RS is one-of-a-kind anyway. However, increasing its allure is the fact that just 500 of these 620bhp, rear-wheel drive monsters rolled off the Stuttgart production line.
Get all the tech specs on the Porsche 997 GT2 RS in our data file section.
Built just one year after the iconic 2.7 RS, the Porsche 911 3.0 Carrera RS was bigger, lighter and more powerful. However, it isn’t remembered with quite the same fevour by Porsche 911 enthusiasts despite Zuffenhausen limiting production to just 109 units, making it over ten times rarer than a 2.7 RS.
Get all the tech specs on the Porsche 911 3.0 Carrera RS in our data file section.
The Porsche 964 Carrera 3.8 RS makes many of the other Rennsports on this list look as common as a family hatchback. With just 55 of these Turbo-bodied RSs ever built, it was one of just two Rennsport 911s to make our countdown of the eight rarest 911s ever. Only beaten by…
Get all the tech specs on the Porsche 964 3.8 RS in our data file section.
Built on a Turbo shell with lashings of fiberglass and other essential motorsport weight-savings, the Porsche 911 SC RS – unlike most Rennsport 911s – wasn’t produced to homologate a racing 911. Instead, the SC RS was designed to go rallying in the fearsome Group B at the hands of then-newcomers, Prodrive.
Get all the tech specs on the Porsche 911 SC RS in our data file section.