I saw this car during a DE at Roebling Road. These cars are really starting to rise in value. The RS America was priced $10,000 cheaper than a fully equipped Carrera 2 of that year. What a deal!
The air conditioning, power steering and sunroof were deleted on the RS America. Rear seats were replaced with a storage compartment and there was no sound deadening on the front firewall, rear quarter panels and engine firewall. The door panels were plain with no armrest and simplified hardware. All of this and more got the weight down to 2954 lbs. They also had competition oriented suspension and brake components along with a large rear wing.
The 3.6 liter engine made 247 HP and 228 lb/ft of torque. Enough power to propel the car to a 5.4 second 0 to 60 time and a top speed of 162 MPH.
There were four options available . You could have a limited-slip differential. And for those who wanted more than just a track oriented car, you could get the air conditioning, sunroof and cassette stereo back.
RS stand for Rennsport or translated as Race Sport. The owner of this car is using it as Porsche intended.