1971 Porsche Spyder 718 RSK Recreation
1971 Porsche Spyder 718-RSK Recreation by GP Projects
Porsche started to design the 718 RSK in 1956 in preparation for the 1957 race season. It was a continued development of the 550A Spyder, but using a lighter tubular space frame chassis, stronger brakes and revised front suspension. The RSK in the name stands for RennSport (sports-racing) and K is the shape of the revised torsion-bar suspension setup. Mid-engine, and running a 1500cc quad-cam engine from the 550A, produced 142 bhp.
Throughout the racing career of the 718, which ran up until 1962, there were a few model changes such as the RS 60, RS 61, W-RS, all of which had various improvements over the previous models, the final one being the 718 GTR Coupe which finished up with an 8 cylinder F1 derived engine producing 210 bhp.
Porsche 718 RSK with so very few available and not to mention a hefty price tag going into the millions, we can thank companies like
GP Projects who have produced cars such as this one we have here, the VW based GP Spyder which recreates the stunning 718 RSK, making the dream become that little bit closer to reality.
Manufacturer – GP Projects
Model – Porsche Spyder 718 RSK Recreation
Year – 1971
Engine Size – 1641cc
Transmission – Manual
Fuel – Petrol
Built in approximately 1988/1989 by Trace Engineering of Oldham, Lancashire, this Porsche 718 RSK Spyder is based on a 1971 VW Beetle chassis. It comes with the original build plan paperwork from Trace Engineering, the GP vehicles ltd instruction manual and an assortment of receipts for parts purchased.
The car has been in a private collection since it was purchased in December 2018 with just 16 miles recorded on the MOT from 2019. As at today’s date it has travelled 17 miles.