UK-based Chesil Motor Company, a maker of highly accurate Porsche Speedster replicas, is about to unveil its take on the RS60. As you could probably guess, the Chesil RS60 is a replica of the Porsche RS60 racer from the '60s. That car is one of a string of iconic road/racing Porsches that helped establish the mark.

Quick history lesson. After developing its racing program in the '50s with cars like the 550 and 550A, Porsche introduced the RSK. It was a 1,000-pound racecar with 142-165 hp flat-fours that furthered the legend. The RSK evolved into the RS60 and RS61 in 1960 and 1961 respectively. These were raced by the factory and by private teams, finishing with quite a list of accolades in the early 1960s.

The Chesil RS60 will run for the first time September 20th at Haynes Motor Museum in Sparkford, Somerset. Jerry Baker, Chesil Director, said, ' The RS has been a long time in development. We have deliberately taken our time to get this car right and we are very excited that we are now ready to demonstrate to the press and the public. It is Chesil's first purpose-built sports car and we think it will make quite an impact on the road and track market sector.' Time will tell.

[Source: PistonHeads]


Chassis – Tubular steel spaceframe

Bodyshell – GRP fibreglass

Engine – 2.2litre four cylinder air-cooled Boxer with twin carburettors or fuel injection.

Suspension – Double wishbone front and rear with coil springs over shocks.

Transmission – 5-speed Porsche gearbox

Brakes – Discs all round.

Power – 180bhp

Weight – 495 kg

Acceleration 0-60 – 4.5 secs

Braking – 60-0 – tbc

Top Speed – 140mph

Colours available – Silver, Black, Dark Grey and Red

Leather and carpets to match paint colour.

Price – c. £ 26,500

[Source: PistonHeads via Jalopnik]


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