Total 911’s top five Porsche 911 Rennsports
There are no notable Rennsport anniversaries to celebrate this year however, who needs an excuse to celebrate the exceptional RS moniker that has adorned many a Porsche 911 over the years? Total 911 certainly don’t as Lee and Josh share their top five 911 RSs of all time. What do you think of their choices?
3. 993 RS ClubSport
The 993 is a much-loved 911, and the RS even more so among enthusiasts and collectors. For true drivers, Clubsport guise provides the most hardcore air-cooled Rennsport to leave Weissach.
1. 997 GT3 RS 4.0
It’s been four years since the 911 has been lavished with a new RS, and for good reason. The four-litre 997 is the very pinnacle of the modern RS moniker, and, as every new iteration of 911 has to be an improvement on the last, the 991 will have to be some car – though it will never be as exclusive.
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5. 997 GT3 RS Gen2
The 3.8-litre Mezger engine in the Gen2 was incredible, while the centre-lock wheels added a sense of motorsport drama. What’s more, it’s one of the most affordable RSs currently on the market.
4. Carrera 2.7 RS
I love this car. It is the epitome of the 911 RS ethos, ‘adding lightness’ rather than power to increase performance. The cars are useable, but prices have rocketed in recent years, placing the car out of many enthusiasts hands.
3. 964 RS (3.6-litre)
While Lee has plumped for the latter 3.8-litre car, the original 964 RS was the first RS for 18 years on its release in 1991. It’s lightweight and elegant with superb dynamics. The perfect 964.
2. 997 GT3 RS 4.0
As the latest RS produced by Porsche, it is no surprise that, mechanically, this is the most impressive Rennsport ever. Insane performance with the added cachet of exclusivity, but you need a race track to really stretch its legs.
1. Carrera 3.0 RS
A left field pick but, if you really want exclusivity then you really need this RS. Just 59 road-going examples were made, with its beefier looks sharing more of a similarity with the RSR racers of the Seventies than the 2.7 RS ever did. 230bhp and 900kg ensures that race car performance is there to back up the aesthetics too.