Films: This 1973 Porsche 2.7 Carrera RS Is A Race Car For The Street
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Made To Drive | S04 E03

This 1973 Porsche 2.7 Carrera RS Is A Race Car For The Street

Over the past 40 years, the Carrera RS has earned a reputation as the greatest dual-purpose Porsche ever produced, the very essence of balanced quickness. In 1973, however, the RS was not certified for importation into the United States. And yet, somehow, four of these cars snuck across the border into the US. One of them, serial number 1309, ended up in the hands of famed race car driver and Porsche distributor Vasek Polek and now makes its home with Mr. Mark Haddawy, who seldom misses a chance to sling it through the canyons near his home in Los Angeles.
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Andrew
Andrew

Want to see a RS3.0

Beck
Beck

There’s been quite a lot of Porsche (and particularly classic 911) materials, yet one can simply never get tired of hearing that symphony from an air-cooled flat-6. With the absence of any water/coolant jackets, such raw mechanical sounds left unfiltered and resonates to its immediate and even distant surroundings. Some exhilarating shots of the RS trail-breaking into and flooring out of the bends. By no means, this an easy task in a light weight RR vintage car! This shows the owner is really used to tossing this thing around, thus the familiarity of its handling characteristics. Great to see someone… Read more »

jolocho
jolocho

I was almost cringing when he was driving over the center line. Hopefully there was at least a spotter up the road.

Ben
Ben

This x1000 – I definitely drive spiritedly myself, but the one thing that you can’t do is drive over the yellows. Fast? Go for it – but to go over the yellows where it’s not clear enough to see just ain’t cool and it’s not a good example for your viewers. Apex at the yellow line, not over it. Keep racing for the track….

Ronnie M
Ronnie M

So there are only 4 Carrerra RS’s in the US? You’ve covered two and Jerry Seinfeld showed his on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Someone needs to track down the 4th.

Stephen Fitzgerald

Reads to me like there were only four officially imported, but there are many more than that now. I personally know of three in restoration or in line for restoration here in Denver, and one sometimes seen on the streets here as well.

Ronnie M
Ronnie M

Fair enough. I’m curious which are the original 4. If you haven’t seen the Seinfeld video, you should check it out. He calls the RS a “dead guy car” because it only changes hands when someone dies.

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Bill
Bill

Yes. This is true, only 4 imported, legally, to the US. Since then, many more have come to the US.

pjr
pjr

Gor-ge-ous !

Martim Weinstein
Martim Weinstein

About as tasteful as it gets. 🙂

Kainoa Perez
Kainoa Perez

Architects seem to love the Carrera RS, then again who wouldnt!

Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle

What a brilliant video about a amazing car. I cant think of anything more drool inducing then seeing a Porsche Carrera RS plow through a corner and hear that exhaust ring out. It is really amazing to see a classic car be able to do such things. I think it just shows us how will built cars could be back in the day. Here you have a 40 year old car that sounds amazing and stills puts up modern performance all while giving you the great mechanical feel that a new car just cant give you. 10/10 petroliocious.

David Greenbaum

Great car and video. I have seen him driving this car around L.A. a few times and always admired it and given thumbs up, but the question whether it was real or not crossed my mind even though it looked 100\% authentic while passing in traffic. Nice to reconfirm that not only is it real, but that it was Vasek’s car too! Awesome.