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?

Lee Sibley – Editor
Porsche 997 GT2 RS
5.  997 GT2 RS
Pairing forced induction with a Weissach weight saving programme can only lead to a hair-raising, if slightly scary driving experience. Who could turn that down?

Porsche 964 RS 3.8
4.  964 RS 3.8
Simply put, it’s better than a 964 RS 3.6 in terms of performance, and that Turbo body and huge spoiler leaves little to be desired for would-be track challengers.

Porsche 993 RS CS
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.

Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lee
2.  Carrera 2.7 RS
The icon. The Carrera 2.7 RS is for many the bastion of the classic 911, and, once warmed, provided me with one of my greatest moments behind the wheel of any car.

Porsche 997 GT3 RS 40 Lee
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.

Josh Barnett – Staff Writer
Porsche 997 GT3 RS Gen2
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.

Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Josh
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.

Porsche 964 RS 3.6
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.

Porsche 997 GT3 RS 40 Josh
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.

Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS
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.

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