1995 Porsche 911 / 993 Carrera RS

RS

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1995
  • Kilometerstand 
    29 710 km / 18 461 mi
  • Automobiltyp 
    Coupé
  • Elektrische Fensterheber
    Ja
  • Lenkung 
    Links
  • Zustand 
    Originalzustand
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Polar Silver
  • Innenfarbe 
    Schwarz
  • Innenausstattung 
    Leder
  • Anzahl der Türen 
    2
  • Zahl der Sitze 
    2
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Silber
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Leistung 
    300 BHP / 305 PS / 224 kW
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

1995 Porsche 993 RS in Polar Silver with Polar Silver paint wheels, all original...

Clean CARFAX. 5-Speed Manual VIN# WP0ZZZ99ZTS390844

Type 993. 300 bhp, 3,746 cc air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder with Varioram and Motronic engine management, six-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with McPherson struts, Bilstein coil-over dampers, and an adjustable anti-roll bar, independent rear suspension with semi-trailing arms, Bilstein coil-over dampers, and an adjustable anti-roll bar, and four-wheel servo-assisted disc brakes. Wheelbase: 89.4 in.

For over 50 years, the Porsche 911 has enjoyed an enviable record as one of the finest sports cars on the planet. It is the benchmark to which all other sports cars compare themselves and are compared to. It remains, to this day, the most revered model in Porsche’s vaunted history.

While all 911s are truly brilliant cars, the best of them are born and bred in the crucible of motorsport. And the Type 993 Carrera RS is one of those very best. As it was based on the Carrera Cup competition car, it was specifically conceived as a homologation special to qualify the RSR 3.8 for BPR GT3 and GT4 racing. As such, the Carrera RS was only offered to the European market, and it never made its way stateside when new.

At its heart is the 3.8-liter flat-six engine, which boasted numerous improvements over the earlier 3.6-liter engine, allowing the 3.8 (Type M64/20) to produce 300 brake horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 262 foot-pounds of torque at 5,400 rpm. It was fitted with Porsche’s innovated Variocam variable-length intake system and also featured newly designed forged pistons of a reduced height and a relocated wrist-pin, helping to keep piston weight below the standard 3.8-liter engine. The new engine also sported dual oil coolers and lightened rocker arms, amongst a host of additional upgrades that heightened the car’s performance.

Furthermore, the engineers at Stuttgart went to fanatical lengths to make the Carrera RS as light as possible. Its weight was brought down to a svelte 1,280 kilograms, as Porsche deleted virtually everything that was unnecessary, including central locking, radio speakers, power-adjustable seats, electric windows and mirrors, sound insulation, air bags, the rear defroster, and even the headliner! And Porsche didn’t stop there. The Carrera RS features thinner window glass, an aluminum front boot lid and doors, Recaro seats, and lightweight interior door panels with traditional fabric pulls.

Mechanically, the suspension was upgraded with a front strut brace, ball-joint front damper mounts, and adjustable anti-roll bars, with five positions for the 24-millimeter front bar and three positions for the 21-millimeter rear piece. The Carrera RS also received a limited-slip differential, the same anti-lock braking system as the 993 Turbo, and ABS traction control.

The Carrera RS is not only the most exciting to drive but also perhaps the most collectible, as it is the rarest and most focused iteration of the platform, with just over 1,000 examples built, of which none were originally imported to the U.S. Today, very few 993 Carrera RS have made their way to the United States and most of those are kept out of sight in private collections. As such, the opportunity to purchase a formally imported and fully road-registered Carrera RS in the United States is very rare indeed, and it warrants serious consideration from any Porsche enthusiast.

As prices are certain to rise and prime examples become increasingly difficult to source, this Carrera RS would be an astute acquisition for any Porschephile, and it is perhaps the purest way to sample the marque’s last air-cooled 911. With a definitive link to the iconic Carrera RS 2.7 of 1973, the 993 Carrera RS is indeed the final air-cooled RS model and the final link in a series of brilliant 911s. Its heritage is instantly discernable the moment one steps behind the wheel, and much like the Carrera RS 2.7, it will not disappoint on either road or track.

Simply put, the Carrera RS has everything you want and nothing you don’t.