PORSCHE PRESS KIT: 1973 LANDING PAGE
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Between October 1972 and July 1973, the company's portfolio features a new high-performance sports car in the form of the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 MY 1973. Initially manufactured as a homologation series of 500 units, customer demand for the “RS” – with an exterior characterised by front and rear (ducktail) spoilers – is so high that Porsche manufactures a total of 1,525 units of the high-performance sports car, which has a price tag of at least 34,000 German marks. The “RS” makes its motorsports début at the “Tour de Corse” on November 4 and 5, 1972.
The Porsche 917/30 Spyder – the most powerful racing sports car of its time – competes in a racing event for the first time in May 1973. The superiority of the 1,100-hp circuit race car is so apparent that the CanAm Series regulations are amended at short notice to prevent the 917 from taking part in the 1974 season. Parallel to the Porsche 917/30 winning the CanAm title, a 917/10 wins the European Interserie.