1991 Porsche 964 Carrera RS

Reserved

Registered in late 1991 in a very original, matching numbers German market car with a  full Porsche dealer service history in Germany and the UK with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.  Impeccable condition 63,000 Kms

  • Guards Red
  • Black leatherette with Black/Dark Grey/Pearl Grey/Light Grey seats
  • Model designation delete on rear option
  • Only 2,051 units of the Type 964 Carrera RS were produced.

In homage to the 1973 911 Carrera RS, Porsche used the same formula to produce a lightweight version of the Carrera 2 from the race-ready Cup car known simply as the Carrera RS or 964 RS.

Porsche engineers were able to take out almost 300 pounds of weight through the use of an aluminium bonnet, lightweight thinner gauge glass, removal of sound-insulating interior mats and swapping out the front fog lamps for transparent covers.  Porsche also removed the power steering, power windows, rear seats, electronically adjustable front seats and front armrests. The 964 RS was also fitted with lightweight magnesium Cup wheels making the 964 RS 286 pounds lighter than the standard model.

The RS used an upgraded version (M64/03) of the M64 engine used in the 964 Carrera 2 and 4 (M64/01). Power was boosted by 10 horsepower from the new 3.6 litre boxer engine, the pistons and cylinders were carefully selected and matched and the engine used rubber mounts in place of hydraulic mounts. It also had a lightweight single-mass flywheel that weighed 12 pounds. Power went from 250 hp to 260 hp and torque increased from 229 ft/lbs to 240 ft/lbs.

The chassis was stiffened thanks to additional bracing and welding in key areas. The suspension on the Porsche Carrera RS was lowered by 40mm and made considerably stiffer with race-tuned shock absorbers. The front brakes comprised cross-drilled discs with four-piston fixed calipers as used on the 911 Turbo. The rear brakes were taken from the Carrera Cup race car.

So what’s it like on the road?

The engine loves to rev, erupting with a visceral snarl in a way that today’s cars just can’t match. 260 hp doesn’t sound like a lot compared to today’s cars but this just doesn’t feel like a 260 hp car, it feels much faster. It just builds speed insatiably beyond 4,000 rpm and with that rev-happy engine it just eggs you on to push and push.

The G50 gearbox with its short gearing coupled with the unassisted steering of the RS is pure magic. The car keeps you busy, adjusting the steering (which gives masses of feedback) and rowing up and down the gears non stop. With all the slack taken from its chassis, the 964 RS also changes direction like no other car of this period making it a completely engaging and wonderfully thrilling.

There are no electronic traction or stability systems apart from ABS, but feedback is so nuanced you hardly need them. You feel the level of residual grip through your palms, the soles of your feet and the seat of your pants. The way this pseudo—racer ambushes your senses is endlessly exciting.

Engine: 3.6 L Air-cooled Flat 6 (M64/03)
Power: 260 bhp @ 6100 rpm
Torque: 229 ft/lbs @ 4800 rpm
0-60 mph: 5.1 seconds
Top Speed: 162 mph

Having covered just 63,000 Km and benefitting from a full Porsche dealer service history this car is available for immediate delivery

Please contact our sales team for further details.

  • +Model designation delete on rear