Films: Porsche 2.7 RS and the Pursuit of Purity

Porsche 2.7 RS and the Pursuit of Purity

Respected architect Jonathan Segal poetically describes what the 1973 Porsche 911 2.7L RS meant both to Porsche and its drivers. Jonathan’s career as an architect has developed his pursuit for purity in the structures he creates. One look around Jonathan’s studio and garage, and you’ll know this isn’t just a man cave for rusted signs and pin-up girls—it’s a forum, allowing each car to communicate to their viewers. Jonathan’s signal-yellow RS demands an audience and it incites him to drive to the redline every time.

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Lamond Jack
Lamond Jack
3 years 5 days ago

I’ve learned something since I’ve started membership with this incredible site!!!! There are legions of Porsche 911 owners half of which are featured on here! LOL!!! Any-who… I Love the site, love the vids, love the articles an I love the work you guys put in for our benefit!

Thumbs up Petrolicious!

Tian Grove
Tian Grove
3 years 22 days ago

I have never seen somebody drive a pre-74 911 that hard! It may not be the rarest car in the room, but it is still pretty rare!

Stephen Stuart
Stephen Stuart
3 years 1 month ago

Great video (as always) and agree that a longer version and behind the scenes features would be an added bonus. Just love the series and the site: thanks guys!

Chris B
Chris B
3 years 1 month ago

Hey love the video ,off topic I loved the two Thunder Bird puppets in the back ground in the interview with the dude about the 911,THUNDER BIRDS ARE GO, r.i.p Gerry Anderson.

Freddie Auton
Freddie Auton
3 years 1 month ago

It’s a shame people who share such wonderful things get slated. Get a grip of yourselves. Thanks Petrolicious for making such a cracking video – as a 911 fanboy this is a really special one. Can we have a longer version and even funkier pants next time? 🙂

Son of stig
Son of stig
3 years 1 month ago

Great car. Dork of an owner. I just checked into that Sheraton in the background of one of those scenes. San Diego right

Stephen Stuart
Stephen Stuart
3 years 1 month ago

Please keep your opinions about the owner to yourself… this is not the right place for such pejorative comments…

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange
3 years 1 month ago

You’re obviously entitled to your opinion about the owner but I will remind you that the great car is in the video because the owner let it be in the video. Petrolicious videos are great because they are for the most part about the owners sharing their passion. While your might not agree with their opinions or fashion sense you should respect them for sharing them with a wider audience.

Alex Daniel
Alex Daniel
3 years 1 month ago

Is it just me or is anyone else getting goose bumps when he gets up on the throttle? Hands down one of the best sounding engines. Nothing sounds like a flat 6.

Eddie Relvas
Eddie Relvas
3 years 1 month ago
Let me correct that… nothing sounds like a good six (or indeed a twelve, which is really just two sixes). I’ve come to realise that, while some engines sound real good outside this, the best engine sounds are generally made my engines with multiples of 3 cylinders. The engine does sound amazing, though. And while I’m not a Porsche fan myself, I do like the philosophy behind the RS, as the owner explained so well. And if you consider him a dork (son of stig, not Alex), well, it just shows you can’t mix culture in general with automotive culture.… Read more »
Eddie Relvas
Eddie Relvas
3 years 1 month ago

Oops I’ve just noticed I can’t edit my previous post, I made a typo, should read “… made [u]by [/u]engines with…”

Brown Gill
Brown Gill
3 years 1 month ago

Amazing video. This is truly car porn at its best. I love every vid. I do wish this one was much longer. I am a P car 964 owner and would love to see an extended version or behind the scenes of this car in particular. Again beautiful job as always. You all do amazing work. Keep them coming.

Ezekiel Wheeler
Ezekiel Wheeler
3 years 1 month ago

Thanks for the love Brown. Funny you should mention a behind the scenes, stay tuned for Friday!

Niklaus Gingro
Niklaus Gingro
3 years 1 month ago

“It’s not the prettiest car in the room, it’s not the fastest car in the room, it’s not the most expensive car in the room, it’s not the rarest car in the room…”

What the hell room is this guy talking about? Just about any room that the 2.7RS is in it’s all of those things…

Josh Clason
Josh Clason
3 years 1 month ago

Well to be honest in the particular room where we filmed it was none of those things you listed.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange
3 years 1 month ago

I reckon the white car at the back of the room is certainly rarer and just about more valuable. I think it’s prettier too 🙂

Great video as always.

Christian Peta
Christian Peta
3 years 1 month ago

haha one of those guys that likes to hear the sound of his own voice.. doesn’t really know what he’s talking about but goes on anyway to vindicate the ego.

Ps: its a little satisfying knowing dumped the clutch to be a show off, got nervous and lifted off the throttle. 😀

jecollins
jecollins
3 years 1 month ago

Really Petrolicious? I’ve been waiting for this since Friday and the video is only four minutes long? I expected at least a feature length film for what is a holy grail car to many Porsche fans. Regardless of the disappointingly short video, the quality is top notch as always and the films truely do speak to who we are as car enthusiasts. Keep it up!

Future Doc
Future Doc
3 years 1 month ago
Love the car, great filmography and the engine noise/music. However, I hate listening to architects. Film was much better silent despite losing the 2.7 noise. Listening to an architect pontificate might be the worst sound ever (worse than a mis-tuned diesel). Did you catch his contradiction? “Most other cars want to be trendy and move with the times rather than evolve with the times” (3:10). And yet, the beginning is all about “shaking it down to the essence” which is the opposite of evolving as “minimalist” is the trendy with the times movement in architecture. His point about his own… Read more »
JB21
JB21
3 years 1 month ago

Thank you. Was afraid I may be the only one. I kept on thinking, whatta nice car, whatta cock.

Chris Rockey
Chris Rockey
3 years 1 month ago

Love the car, hate the pants.

Rodney Wren
Rodney Wren
3 years 1 month ago

That is NASTY! Love the sound! True it’s not a thumping V8, but as 6’s go this is the best sounding 6. Great work. Wish it was longer.

Collin Citrowske
Collin Citrowske
3 years 1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful! That is one mean-sounding Porsche. Love it when manufacturers make a specific lightweight car for racing, e46 CSL, New Z28, it’s great. Hopefully they keep doing it.

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