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A Porsche 2.7 RS Owned By Jenson Button Is The One You Want

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
January 20, 2016
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Story by Elizabeth White @ItsWhiteNoise, photography courtesy of Valentin Breton

My car is a 1973 Porsche RS Touring, chassis no. 9113601280 and engine no. 6631257, and was previously owned by two motorsports personalities: Seignior Angiolini of the famous Italian racing team Jolly Club, and then by 2009 Formula One World Champion, Jenson Button.

Racers, and seemingly everyone else, love this car for good reason: the 1973 Carrera RS is one of the greatest “homologation specials” ever built. It remains for most Porsche fans as the ultimate 911—the RS was even a prime example to accompany others in Amelia Island’s recognition of 50 years of Porsche’s 911. Porsche enthusiasts note the Carrera RS for stiffer springs, bigger brakes, wider rear tires, and the 2.7-litre flat-6 engine rated for 210 horsepower, enough to propel the 2,150 lb. (975 kg) car from 0-60 in 5.7 seconds and on to 152 mph, making it the fastest German car of the time—although the one you see here is the more “luxurious” 2,370 lb (1,075 kg) RS Touring version.

Happily, this car is a very original example. The production numbers have been checked with the factory and confirmed by the racer and archivist for Porsche’s historic department. Chassis “1280” was supplied with a fantastic list of extras to its original owner, too: a limited slip differential, headrests, sliding roof, heated rear window, retractable seat belts, drivers door mirror, fog lights, engine light, and rubber strips on the front and rear bumper. While most were sold in white, and many were bright orange or a very ’70s shade of acid green, this is tastefully finished in black with red details.

Yeah, it’s a few heartbeats slower than an RS with fewer options, but that just means you’re inspired to drive well and smoothly enough to negate a bit of the extra weight. Maybe that’s what Button liked about it…

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moosesport
moosesport

The RS is the stuff that dreams are made of.

Teddy Ruxpin
Teddy Ruxpin

That kid driving it… I knew it was his family’s car the minute I saw it in my Facebook’s feed. Horrible little entitled cunt, and awesome nimble Porsche racer….

Cas Neijnens
Cas Neijnens

It’s not his family’s car, it’s Elizabeth’s car (ItsWhiteNoise). She lives in the USA, and Seb is just keeping the car in his garage for her to drive it in Europe. Seb is not entitled, he works 3 jobs and just bought a Lotus Elise of his savings, not a several hundred thousand dollar supercar. Don’t judge a book by its cover.

Teddy Ruxpin
Teddy Ruxpin

Hi Cas,

I’ve seen the video dude. And he’s intentionally vague about those “jobs”. Monaco, a posh accent, an armada of rich friends and private schools. Smells like privilege to me…

I guess I’m not the right demograph for this kid, but I really do prefer people talking a little more about the technical side of their cars instead of hurling their online lifestyle into cyberspace. through YouTube, Instagram and what else.

I’ve had a look at ItsWhiteNoise though; I’m intrigued… Not sure what to make of it. Thanks for the (unintended) tip!

E30Brill
E30Brill

Awesome car – Awesome part of the world – Monaco – I believe I see Seb D?!

Ayesh Seneviratne
Ayesh Seneviratne

Beautiful article. Very interesting to read and really nice photography.

NS2 Media
NS2 Media

The photography is astonishing. Can’t get enough of the RS 2.7. Didn’t even realize they had a “Touring” version of this car. And 153mph back then… Wow.

Perfect example in the classic ItsWhiteNoise spec too!

AMG9
AMG9

Absolutely phenomenal car with tasteful pictures to go along with its story. Would love it if there were wallpapers!

zalasin
zalasin

Thank you for the awesome feature!! The RS is truly an amazing machine that transcends time!!