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THE PORSCHE 964
Representing a major step forward in the development of Porsche long-running and much loved 911 sports car, the Carrera 4 and Carrera 2 versions—code named “964”—were launched in 1989.
The former marked the first time that four-wheel drive had been observed on a series-production 911. Porsche had experimented with four-wheel drive on the 959 supercar, and many of the lessons learned from the latter influenced the design of the 964’s chassis and suspension. Face-lifted, but retaining that familiar shape, the newcomers had been given a more extensive work-over mechanically (87% of parts being claimed as entirely new). Its new Type M64 engine enabled the 964 to out-perform the old “3.2,” yet still meet the latest emissions regulations. The top speed increased to 265km/u with 100km/u attainable in 5.4 seconds.