The new RS closely followed the path of the 964 Carrera Cup racers. The RS packed an M64/03 air-cooled, dry-sump horizontally opposed SOHC six-cylinder modified to produce 260 hp at 6,100 rpm with 240 foot-pounds of torque at 5,000 rpm. Power was delivered via a single-mass sport flywheel to a G50/10 five-speed gearbox with steel synchronizer rings, altered shift sleeves, and taller first and second gears. A ZF asymmetrical limited-slip differential delivered 20 percent lockup under load and 100 percent lockup under braking.
The suspension offered a ride height reduced by an inch and a half, with stiffer McPherson struts, alloy transverse control arms, coil-over shock absorbers in the front end, and light-alloy semi-trailing arms with coil-over shock absorbers in the rear. Anti-roll bars at both ends were adjustable.
The 964’s electrically assisted steering was replaced with a manual rack. Necessities such as air conditioning, power-adjustable seats, cruise control, an entertainment system, sound deadening, and insulation were all dispensed in the name of weight reduction. The rear seat was eliminated, replaced with lightweight carpeting. All chassis seams were fully welded, the 964’s steel doors and front trunk lid were replaced with aluminum panels, and thinner glass was used for the doors and backlight. Both the driver and passenger enjoyed deeply bolstered bucket sport seats.
Chassis number 490603 is one of these rare cars, imported into North America from Germany in 2017. The Carrera RS is approximately 345 pounds lighter than the Carrera 2 model upon which it is based. It was originally prepared for the Austria market and was registered in Germany in 2002, the TYPENSCHEIN Porsche Certificate and Fahrzeug Information from Porsche confirms matching engine and transmission, noting that it was originally ordered with the following equipment:
111 Version for Austria
220 LSD Limited Slip Differential
231 Internal production code related to tires
384 Leather Bucket seat, left
385 Leather Bucket seat, right
404 17” Cup magnesium wheels 7.5” & 9”
481 5-speed manual gearbox
488 Stickers in Germany
564 Without airbag
983 Leather front seats
912 Vehicle without identification plate
983 Leather seats
Finished in the original color combination of Schwarz (color code A1 – Black) with a black leatherette interior with black and grey leather sport seats. The car has lightweight door panels with red seat belts and RS red door pulls with manual window lifts. Only 26,828 km (16,660 miles) from new, this Carrera RS remains in excellent condition inside and out and drives amazing! All original undercarriage and suspension with the original cosmoline. Original Magnesium 17” Cup wheels 7.5” front with 9” on the rear sporting Michelin Pilot Sport tires (205/50 ZR17 front & 255/40 ZR17 rear). Offered with extensive European documentation, original Driver’s Manual, Supplement 911 Carrera RS Manual, Warranty and Maintenance Book, and black leather pouch. A chance to own one of the rare original Carrera RSs not originally available in the North American market – Truly one of the most sought-after modern normally aspirated 911s that is a blast to drive!