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The defining 911 of its era, the Carrera 2.7 RS was created to comply with homologation requirements for Group 4 racing and all 500 examples of the initial production run were sold within a week of the car's international debut at the 1972 Paris Show. As a design, it was an object lesson in economy of purpose and, with its appropriately fat tyres and duck-tail spoiler was the classic balance of form and function. It was the first 911 to bear the RS moniker and, for many, it continues to epitomise the essence of the 911. This 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 has been modified by marque specialist 'Nur Motorsport' to replicate the look of the famous Kremer Samson IROC 1974 Porsche Carrera RS's. The whole process from initial preparation of the donor shell to the fitting of the final, period correct details to produce this amazing replica has been charted photographically in a complete and detailed record. The donor car had only been enjoyed by two previous owners and had a complete service history so was the ideal basis for this conversion. The shell was built up using RSR steel arches and the rest of the bodywork was prepared with the look of the seventies racer in mind. The engine was fitted with EFI and was fully checked over and the only modifications to maintain driveability were exhausts, the intake and a remap. A G50 gearbox was fitted as they are stronger and a bit easier to live with and the brakes were converted to four-pot calipers with period 930 discs. The OMP roll cage is a six point fixing helping to stiffen the chassis and improve handling. The roof and bonnet are Kevlar Nur Motorsport items and the RS signature engine cover and spoiler are GRP. The car is MoT'd until 29-7-2016. The overall result of the extensive work carried out is a very special ‘backdate', with the evocative look of the ‘74 IROC RS's but with a modern driving feel. The best of both worlds at a very enticing guide.