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Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS

(1973 model)

Brief specs of 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS

2-door 2+2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve flat (horizontally opposed, boxer) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 2994 cm3 / 182.7 cu in / 182.7 cu in, 168.5 kW / 226.0 hp / 226.0 hp @ 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm, 275.0 N·m / 202.8 lb·ft / 202.8 lb·ft @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 245 km/h / 152 mph / 152 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)PorscheIssued from1973
Model911 Carrera 3.0 RSIssued until
Serie911Number made109
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerPorscheCountryDE

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typefixed-head coupéNumber of seats2+2
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4125 mm / 162.4 in / 162.4 inTotal (curb) weight900 kg / 1984 lb / 1984 lb
Width1680 mm / 66.1 in / 66.1 inDry weight
Height1321 mm / 52.0 in / 52.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2268 mm / 89.3 in / 89.3 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1439 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1460 mm / 57.5 in / 57.5 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance152 mm / 6.0 in / 6.0 inFuel capacity80 l / 17.6 UK gal / 21.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.82  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)1.89 m2 / 20.3 sq ft / 20.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typeflat (horizontally opposed, boxer) (Boxer, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerPorscheValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore95.0 mm / 3.74 in / 3.74 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke70.4 mm / 2.77 in / 2.77 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.35
Fuel supplyBo K-Jet fuel inj.Engine displacement2994 cm3 / 182.7 cu in / 182.7 cu in
Engine Main bearings8Unitary capacity499.00 cm3/cylinder / 30.451 cu in/cylinder / 30.451 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio8.5 : 1
SumpdryMax. output power168.5 kW / 226.0 hp / 226.0 hp at 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm / 6200 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque275.0 N·m / 202.8 lb·ft / 202.8 lb·ft at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)66.9 kW / 89.8 hp / 89.8 hp (est.)
CoolantairSpecific output56.3 kW/l / 1.237 bhp/cu in / 1.237 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque91.8 N·m/l / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in / 0.80 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed245 km/h / 152 mph / 152 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio251.1 kW/ton / 190.3 bhp/ton / 190.3 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h5.30 s / 5.30 s / 5.30 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationrearEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinionSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Torsion barSuspension rearIndependent, Torsion bar
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS

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