“You can have breakfast longer. You'll be back for dinner earlier. Is there a better family car? ” - This is how the Porsche 964 was presented.
The Porsche 964 is the successor to the Porsche 911 "G-Model" and came on the market in 1989.
The 964 was offered with both rear-wheel drive Carrera 2 and all-wheel drive Carrera 4. In general, equipment was available for the Porsche 964 that was not offered on the previous model, such as power steering and anti-lock braking system.
After the Porsche 911 had been in production for over 15 years, a model change was urgently necessary.
The customers who wanted to drive a Porsche 911 also changed. When making a purchase decision, the focus was no longer solely on the car's performance, but also on driving comfort.
In order to be able to offer a modern and marketable vehicle again, the Porsche 964 was developed.
Thanks to the aerodynamically more favorable body shape and, above all, the full paneling of the vehicle floor, an unmatched drag coefficient (Cw) of 0.32 was achieved in the 911. A 964 with 250 PS reaches the same top speed of around 260 km / h as the 37 kW (50 PS) more powerful Porsche 911 Turbo (Type 930) from the old G model series.
The rear spoiler of the 964, which extended automatically at a speed of approx. 80 km / h, replaced the optional, previously fixed, rear spoiler on all Carrera models. This causes better aerodynamics and better engine cooling.
Initially, the car was only offered as a Carrera 4 with all-wheel drive parallel to the 911 Carrera 3.2 model of the old form. From 1989 the Porsche 964 was also available with rear-wheel drive as the Carrera 2.
The airbags on the driver and passenger side, which had previously only been offered at an extra charge, were standard from February 1991.