1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS

The original Porsche Carrera RS 2.7 of 1973 was a homologation special for a new competition. The Carrera RS of the early 1990s was essentially a road legal version of the 911 Cup car. Jürgen Barth had proposed an all-new 964-based racing car, one that could help return the Porsche 911 to the pinnacle of GT racing. Introduced in 1993, the Carrera RSR 3.8 Strassenversion was immediately successful, with class victories at Le Mans, Daytona, and Sebring, along with overall victories in the 24-hour races at Nürburgring and Spa. To homologate the RSR, a number of road-going models were required to be built. These cars, the Carrera RS 3.8, would share the general specifications its racing sibling. They were a development of the Carrera CUP and hand built in Porsche's racing department. They were engineered for performance with a specialized suspension, braking components, and a strengthened, seam-welded chassis, with lightweight glass and aluminum panels helping to achieved its low weight of 2,670 pounds. The 962's air-cooled flat-six was bored by 2mm, increasing displacement to 3.8-liters and produced 300 horsepower. There were wide Speedline wheels, and an aerodynamic package with a deep front spoiler and adjustable rear wing.

The interior had lightweight bucket seats and a three-spoke, non-air bag steering wheel. Non-essential items, such as air-conditioning, were available upon request.

These vehicles were hand built in Porsche's racing department at Weissach-Flacht. 55 examples were built and of these, 10 (possibly 11) were ordered with the track-focused Clubsport package with three being specified in right-hand drive. After Germany, Japan was an important market with 12 examples being delivered in left-hand drive and equipped with a smaller 77-liter fuel tank.


by Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2019

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1993 Vehicle Profiles

1993 Porsche 964 Carrera RS vehicle information

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Chassis Num: WP0ZZZ96ZPS497078

This Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8 is finished in Speed Yellow (code X4), one of just 12 examples finished in this color and one of two ordered with bucket seats painted black, trimmed in black leatherette with contrasting tri-tone gray panels. Options ....[continue reading]

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Chassis #: WP0ZZZ96ZPS497078 


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