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Influenced by a racing legend, the RW RSK follows in the footsteps of a great ride.

Porsche 718 RSK

The RS Series followed the world class winning 550.  In 1957, the factory decided that the 550 Spyder had reached 100% of its potential now sporting a space frame and a power output of 135 horsepower.  The new car was called the RSK. RS for Rennsport and K for the shape of the front suspension. The type 718 was born.


The RW RSK by Rock West Racing uses similar styling, but incorporates modifications to the original race car body that allows this RSK to be used on the street. This is not a replica car like you’ve seen before.

  • We utilize our 550 Spyder frame with slight modification with only one cross member moved forward slightly to allow the panel from dash to floor to cover it as it does in the 550 Spyder.
  • After we make the frame, it is powder coated and then our hand-laid fiberglass body is bonded to the frame with adhesive and fasteners.
  • The hood, engine cover, and doors are hand-fitted with new and custom-made hardware.

This is a cool car and we are building all new tooling to ensure quality. Order in our Store today!

Own, Build, and Drive this historically influenced race car – RW RSK from Rock West Racing!

Porsche, 550 Spyder, 718, and 718 RSK are trademarks owned by Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft. Porsche is not affiliated with Rock West Racing.

Standard Specifications


  • Body: Hand lay-up fiberglass/polyester resin composite structure.
  • Chassis: Hand-fabricated 3” diameter steel tube frame as per the original mid-engine layout.
  • This reproduction is faithful to the meticulous detailing and spirit of the original design.


Tubular steel chassis patterned after the original car

  • Designed to accept VW Type 1 engine and transaxle
  • Front suspension, integrated into chassis: torque arm double beam – renewed ball joint type, ride-height adjustable with standard spindles
  • Rear suspension integrated into chassis: RSK design specific torque tube with adjustable ride-height spring plates
  • Lightweight glass fiber body integrated to chassis
  • Three gauge dash cluster
  • Choice of single or double headrest integrated into rear deck lid

Engine Compatibility

  • VW Type 1 – 1600-2275cc
  • VW Type 4
  • Porsche 356


  • Subaru 2.5 – chassis modifications required
  • Porsche 2.2-2.7 liter 6 cyl – chassis and suspension modifications required


  • Height to windscreen 40” | 101cm
  • Height of Body at firewall 32” | 81cm
  • Length: 140” | 355cm
  • Width: 61” | 155cm
  • Wheel base: 84” | 213cm
  • Track – front & rear: 52” | 132cm
  • Dry weight: 1,300 lbs | 591kg
  • Steering: Left-hand std (right-hand optional)

Deluxe Kit Includes:

  • Complete body and chassis assembly
  • RSK specific custom engine grills
  • Windshield: Speedster type, pre-fit
  • RSK specific custom aluminum fuel tank
  • Steering box and column
  • Seats & Interior Trim: black, dark red, or tan
  • Carpet set: square weave, cut and bound
  • Wiring harness, switches, light assemblies, gauges, headlight lenses
  • Mirrors: center and drivers fender

Roller Includes:

  • Deluxe Kit Assembled
  • Body painted Polar Silver as standard
  • VW Type 1 swing-axle transaxle
  • Brakes: wide-five hub, discs brakes on all wheels
  • Shocks: gas filled (KYB)
  • Controls: steering, shift linkage (cable type) pedals, hydraulics, cables
  • Wheels: wide-five lug, silver painted, 15” X 5 ½”
  • All required, hardware, brackets, bearings

Options and Accessories

  • 911 style fan shroud assembly with alternator
  • Roll bar(s)
  • 4-point racing harness
  • Leather upholstery and trim
  • Tonneau cover: canvas
  • Plexiglas windscreen (as shown above)
  • Right-hand drive
  • De Dion rear suspension
  • Porsche 901 five-speed transaxle

Product Data Sheet

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