Today, one of the most exciting track toys available is the Porsche 911 GT3. Its forbearer, though, was an altogether different beast that was every bit as exciting. Yes, we're talking about the old 911 Carrera RS that blessed the early 1970s. With a mere 1,580 cars built, meant specifically to satisfy the FIA's homologation requirements, the RS is one rare pre-Malaise era cars.

Complete with a 2.7-liter flat-six engine, this RS of Mark Haddawy is one of the earlier examples of the breed (later cars received a larger, 3.0-liter engine). Still, it can scamper to 60 miles per hour in a very respectable 5.6 seconds and will happily hit 150 mph in a straight line. Sporting Porsche's iconic duckbill rear spoiler, the equally iconic Fuchs wheels, as well as slew of options, as Haddawy points out, each of the nearly 1,600 RS models is its own unique iteration on the Porsche performance formula.

Take a look below for the latest video from the crew at Petrolicious.


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      Sorten Borten
      • 6 Months Ago
      Good video and I'm happy to see him driving it on public roads. The RS is a beautiful car.
      gary
      • 6 Months Ago
      That exhaust note is intoxicating.
        Phil B
        • 6 Months Ago
        @gary
        So rich and ballsy... if I didn't know what I was listening to I might've suspected a V8.
      snap_understeer_ftw
      • 6 Months Ago
      again! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szWblhODeFM
      Trent
      • 6 Months Ago
      I love that car and the video.
      J
      • 6 Months Ago
      No matter how hard I try, I can never take the name "Petrolicious" serious, and never make it through the article or video.
      svntsvn
      • 6 Months Ago
      Always a good catch with Petrolicious .. Nice RS. As for the " Malaise Era" comment.. cut the **** Autoblog. Plenty of great style cars in the 70's. Not a ton of hsp, but fun cars.
      Lewis
      • 6 Months Ago
      I would be happy with a nice replica. This and the Speedster are two of my all time favorites.