Total 911: 2.7 RS v 2.7 Carrera

Next month's Total 911 issue #139 features a seven page article title "2.7 RS v 2.7 Carrera" that compares the racing purpose 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS Sport Lightweight (M471) versus a touring version of the 1975 Carrera 2.7 MFI with red/blue MacLachlan tartan seat inlays.

Both 2.7-liter Carreras are featured in red with great photos accompanying the article. Unsurprisingly, the hat is tipped to the Lightweight, which is a spectacular sports-purpose machine with a much racier persona in its more stripped down trim. Of course, a fairer comparison for the 1973 Carrera RS M471 Lightweight is its direct replacement: the lightweight and low-production 1974 Carrera 3.0 RS, as the Carrera 2.7 MFI was the direct successor to the Carrera 2.7 Touring (M472) variation.