We are Porsche people at Dream Drives for Kids, and so when we had the chance to build a replica of the most pure 911 ever made, the 1973 Porsche Carrera 2.7L RS, we jumped at the chance. With real RS trading for nearly $1,000,000, our project car delivers nearly the same experience for a fraction of the price.

Our car started life as a 1972 911 “T” but has been converted to the 1973 RS spec: the engine is correct, the transmission is correct, the interior and exterior trim is correct … we even have a 180 MPH speedometer that later cars had that was sourced from a real RS years ago. And while again, this is not an original RS, we have it on good authority that the car drives and handles and sounds like the real deal.

According to artificial intelligence

The 2.7L RS is often referred to as the “holy grail” of Porsche 911 models. Its lightweight body and powerful engine make it a pure driving experience, with a rawness that is hard to find in modern cars. The 2.7L RS was made for racing, with a track-inspired suspension and brakes, and a stripped-down interior that focused on function over luxury. But even though it was built for the track, it was also a joy to drive on the road. Its iconic “ducktail” spoiler and wide rear fenders made it instantly recognizable and beloved by enthusiasts worldwide.

It’s no wonder that the original 2.7L RS is so highly coveted today, with prices reaching astronomical heights. But for those who want to experience the thrill of driving one without breaking the bank, a replica like the one built by Dream Drives for Kids is a great option. While it may not be an original, it still captures the essence of what makes the 2.7L RS so special, and it’s sure to put a smile on the face of anyone lucky enough to get behind the wheel.

Technical Details

Year: 1972
Make: Porsche
Model: 911
Weight: 2,300 lbs

Power: 210 horsepower
Torque: 180 lb/ft
Top speed: 155 MPH
Zero to 60: ~5 seconds

Get all the details about this car at Ultimate Specs!

More Photos of the “RS” Replica

Why Choose the 911 “RS”

Children pick the RS replica for a few reasons:

  • They like old cars
  • They like loud cars
  • They really know Porsche
  • They like cars that have a sense of history

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