Water-cooled Porsches are superior to the old, air-cooled models. This really isn't up for debate, despite the mob of Porsche purists, with pitchforks and torches in hand, currently descending on the Autoblog offices. Water-cooled models are more powerful and easier to live with, two factors that make modern Porsches just so darn amazing.

And while we won't hear arguments on anything we've written above, we will say that the old air-cooled models, while not superior, are just, somehow, better. They sound better - a lot better. They're simple, elemental and wildly entertaining things, that just beg for more and more. They rev in a way that forces drivers to work to unlock their power, rather than just push their right foot down. Part of the appeal of air-cooled Porsches, in addition to what we just listed, are the gorgeous cars they're slotted into, like the subject of the latest video from Petrolicious.

Starring a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS, this video is a bit shorter than recent ones, but it's no less exciting. This 911, complete with it's sweet-sounding exhaust is the kind of simple, entertaining thing we can watch over and over. Scroll down for the full video.


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      phishburk
      • 1 Year Ago
      RS: Real Singer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @phishburk
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          icon149
          • 1 Year Ago
          I'd still rather own a Porsche.
          jonnybimmer
          • 1 Year Ago
          If you think a GTR is a deal at $63k, you should talk to the people who track them. Not saying Porsche's are the best bang for the buck (personally, for cost-efficient but stupid-fast cars, I think it's hard to beat a Vette, Evo/STi or Exige) but they can be cheaper to own, mostly because they won't eat through parts and fluids the way an R35 will. Doesn't matter how much weight you try to strip out, they'll almost always be the heaviest car on the track. Don't get me wrong, I have the fullest respect for the GTR's capabilities and though I've never pushed one to its limits, from my time behind the wheel of one, it never felt any different than a really, REALLY fast G37. Great for a daily drag racer, but beyond that, I'd rather pick a more lively Porsche.
          superchan7
          • 1 Year Ago
          Put a GT-R next to a similar-age 911 next to each other, in any location. Guess which car generates more interest. The 911 has a purity of form that the R35 cannot hope to match. The R32, 33 and 34 are far better-looking and honest to their performance heritage.
      ChrisJC
      • 1 Year Ago
      Typical comments coming from GM/Cadillac/Corvette nut huggers. The 60+ yr old GM, Caddy, and Corvette drivers who don't know how to drive will welcome you guys with open arms.
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Having now seen this gentleman and his pants, I now no longer wish to join the great community of 911 owners. Thank You Petrolicious.
      exboy99
      • 1 Year Ago
      it does sound great.
      gary
      • 1 Year Ago
      Forget the car, I want those PANTS!
        drPhil
        • 1 Year Ago
        @gary
        Exactly A real 911 2.7RS Lightweight to the first person posting a link to those pants!
      thebrunk
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm crying fowl on those pants
      bleexeo
      • 1 Year Ago
      $400k is a lot of money to spend on an old 911.
      Echelon Bob
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice views of San Diego...
      Fazzster
      • 1 Year Ago
      I dig his pants...
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