Walter Röhrl 50 Years Porsche 911 Carrera RS Special

When Walter Röhrl and Timo Bernhard meet up in the cockpit of a Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7, something special happens. For a film to mark the 50th anniversary of the sports car, the two-time rally world champion and the winner of Le Mans are sitting side-by-side in what was once Germany’s fastest production sports car.

Röhrl and Bernhard continue their journey back through time, rhapsodising about the legend that is the RS and the impact of motorsport on the series production cars made by Porsche. After a while they switch to a more recent era – and into a 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0. The 500 PS sports car is a descendent of the 2.7 and a “wonderful car with perfectly implemented aerodynamic precision,” says Röhrl, waxing lyrical while Bernhard takes the wheel. “With the 4.0, Porsche ensured that the legend endured, even elevating it to new heights,” 41-year-old Bernhard concludes.

This race-ready Porsche with four litres of displacement was the pinnacle of achievement that also brought the 997 generation to a close – as the last car with a Mezger engine. Two further cars await the two gentlemen, in order to make their journey back in time complete: the 911 Carrera RSR 2.8 racing version from 1973, the forefather of all RSR models, and its RSR 3.0 successor with its increased displacement, the last and most powerful development stage in the RS series. “Two cars that drove to countless victories and represent cornerstones of the Porsche legend,” says Röhrl as he challenges the Saarland native to a short race on a piece of cordoned-off land.

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