Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight 

  • built in Germany
  • 1973
  • 210 HP 2.7L
 
Known as the Sports, Lightweight or even the M471 option code, these cars had every amenity removed to reduce overall weight and improve the power-to-weight ratio.
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As a result, the Lightweight was a nimble 900kg car compared to its Touring counterpart.
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Data points Key details of the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight

Number built

911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight
200 cars
Veneno
4 cars
Veyron
300 cars

Horsepower

911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight
210 HP
Agera R
1,115 HP
Veyron
987 HP

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Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight

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In many ways these few cars were the ultimate road-going Porsche of the 1970s.
Known as the Sports, Lightweight or even the M471 option code, these cars had every amenity removed to reduce overall weight and improve the power-to-weight ratio.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Porsche
Type of car Production car
Year 1973
Highest auction price 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Lightweight, $495k, August 2012
Number built 200 cars

transmission

Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.18:1
  2. 2: 1.83:1
  3. 3: 1.26:1
  4. 4: 0.93:1
  5. 5: 0.72:1
Axle ratio 4.43:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 381/? 152
Rear wheels 381/? 178

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.45 lb/hp
Maximum hp 210 HP @ 6,300 RPM
Maximum torque 188 ft-lb @ 5,100 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,687 cc
Cylinders Flat 6
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 8.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.54 in / 2.77 in
Valvetrain Single overhead camshaft (SOHC)

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,985 lb
Width 70 in
Height 52 in
Length 163.3 in
Front track width 56.8 in
Wheelbase 89.4 in
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