Porsche 964 Carrera RS 1992
Chassis no. WPOZZZ96ZNS490994
German delivery and only 47,000 kms from new.
•Only two owners from new
•Original and rare Rubystone Red paintwork
•Circa 47,000 kilometres from new
•Full service history with correctly stamped service book
'What the RS has done is take the technical brilliance of the latest Carreras and put back the missing excitement of some earlier, less pampering generations.' – Brian Laban, Performance Car magazine.
Evoking memories of the legendary 2.7 and 3.0-litre RS and RSR 'homologation specials' of the 1970s, in 1991 Porsche introduced the Type 964 Carrera RS. A lightweight variant like its illustrious forebears, the beautiful newcomer was based on the 'Carrera Cup' competition car and sold in Europe only, though there was a lower-specification 'RS America' for the United States market. There was also a Touring version that kept most of the road equipment fitted to the standard Carrera.
The Carrera RS retained the 3.6-litre engine, albeit boosted in maximum output to 260bhp and equipped with a lightened flywheel for improved response. The G50/10 five-speed transmission featured closer ratios, an asymmetrical limited-slip differential, and steel synchromesh, while the suspension was lowered and stiffened. The 0-100km/h time dropped to 5.4 seconds and the Carrera RS had a top speed of 260km/h.
The interior was stripped out completely and the power steering, power windows and seats, rear seats, air conditioning, cruise control, sound deadening material, and stereo system removed. Two lightweight racing bucket seats were fitted instead. The front bonnet was made of aluminium and the chassis was seam welded, while the side windows were made from thinner and lighter glass. Rounding off this radical exercise in weight reduction, the Carrera RS was equipped with 17" Cup magnesium wheels. The result was a total weight saving of around 150kg compared to the Carrera 2, transforming the RS into a faster, more agile, and more responsive car.
Brian Laban found that any feeling of remoteness or soft touch had gone completely, and reckoned that the controls never felt more solid or precise. In his opinion the Porsche could not be faulted, the verdict being that the Carrera RS was 'exactly what a performance car should be'.
Delivered new in Germany, this 964 Carrera RS was kept by its original owner until May 2015 (at 46,340 kilometres) when it passed to the current vendor, an Austrian Porsche collector who was looking for an honest 964 RS in a 100% original condition for many years. Since then, the owner has driven the car only some 800 kilometres, and this lack of opportunity to use it has prompted him to offer it for sale.
Unmolested and little used, this stunning RS is finished in the extraordinary colour of Rubystone Red, which also featured on one of the exhibits on Porsche Classic's stand at this year's Techno Classica Essen. The car has been checked by both Johannes Huber (Ecurie VIE) and Porsche VIE, and has been inspected and approved by RS specialists Gaby and Gert Callewaert. It comes complete with all books and tools, German Fahrzeugbrief (cancelled), sundry invoices for work carried out, and current Austrian registration papers and Technical Inspection.
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