Porsche 911 2.7 RS
The acronym "RS" has been featured many times through racing history. Generally standing for Rally Sport, on the German brand Porsche RS has a different meaning "Rennsport". Rennsport or Racing when translated to English, is the name given to Porsche's performance models.
Originally seen on the 718 RSK, the most famous version of the RS was the grandfather, the 2.7 RS. Designed as a homologation car the 2.7 features a ducktail spoiler and lighter innovations to improve the RS' driving ability.
Porsche 911 964 3.6 RS and 911 964 3.8 RS
The 964 was the next model to feature the RS moniker. The 964 was quite infamous for their adoption of the IROC colours mainly rubystone featured above. This generation also featured an engine derivative the unicorn 3.8 litre also featured above.
Porsche 911 993 RS
The 993 was the last of the air-cooled cars and adopted the 3.8's styling in the form of a massive rear wing. On the GT2 the wing was used for turbo induction.
Porsche 996 GT3 RS
The 996 was the first model to debut a GT3 and a GT3 RS. Compared to the 911, 964, and 993 the GT3 was vastly different car. Big wing, decals, coloured wheels and fully track focused. This stuck and has been the president for every RS model proceeding it. With every generation getting more extreme to the other.
Porsche 911 997 GT3 RS 4.0
The 997 generation featured a first of its own, the first time a 911 had exceed 4 litres. This would be the swansong for engine derivatives as the next generation, the 991 would just stay as RS.
Porsche 911 997 GT2 RS
The 997 was also the first generation to feature the GT2 RS. Globally there were only 500 cars total and was 120ps more powerful than the 4 litre.
Porsche 911 991.1 GT3 RS
Porsche 911 991.2 Phase 1 GT3 RS
Porsche 911 991.2 Phase 2 GT3 RS
The 991 featured a facelift of the flagship GT3 RS turning its 997.2 styling into a much more aggressive finish with a vented bonnet similar to the 992 and more aggressive bumper styling.
Porsche 911 991.2 GT3 Weissach RS
The GT3 RS is already exceptionally light, but imagine if there was a lighter version? Introducing the Weissach RS. This package enhanced the look and performance of the "standard car" by reducing the weight with additional carbon fibre.
Porsche 911 991.1 GT2 RS
This generation also featured the Nordschleife king, the GT2 RS. The most powerful 911 ever made at this point in time, the GT2 RS could hit 60 in just 2.8 secs!
Porsche 911 992 GT3 RS
As of writing this, the 992 GT3 RS is seeing the first models coming to market so yet has to be in font of my lens but something I am looking very forward to photographing it.