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, and 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. Niceties such as air conditioning, power-adjustable seats, cruise control, an entertainment system, and sound deadening and insulation were dispensed with, all in the name of weight reduction. The rear seat was eliminated, replaced with lightweight carpeting. All chassis seams were fully welded, and the 964’s steel doors and front trunk lid were replaced with aluminum panels, and thinner glass was used for the doors and backlight. Driver and passenger enjoyed deeply bolstered bucket sport seats.
Chassis number 491103 is one of these rare cars, imported into North America from Japan in 2017. The Carrera RS is approximately 345 pounds lighter than the Carrera 2 model upon which is it based. It was prepared for the Japanese market, the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity notes that it was originally ordered with the following equipment:
220 Locking differential
384 Bucket seat, left
385 Bucket seat, right
404 17” Cup wheels
481 5-speed manual transmission
492 H4 headlights
564 Without airbag
656 Manual steering
912 Vehicle without identification plate
983 Leather seats
Finished in the original color combination of Grand Prix White (color code P5) with a black leatherette interior and black and grey leather sport seats. The car has lightweight door panels with red seat belts & RS door pulls with manual window lifts. An attractive set of drilled aluminum pedal covers have been installed by a previous owner. With only 46,821 km (29,093 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. New Continental Extreme Contact Sport tires have recently been installed (205/50 ZR17 front & 255/40 ZR17 rear) along with a 4-corner balance and alignment done by Johnsons Alignment, and recent service. Offered with Certificate of Authenticity, original Driver’s manual, Supplement 911 Carrera RS manual, black leather pouch, collapsible spare tire, air compressor, jack and work gloves. A chance to own one of the rare original Carrera RSs not originally available in the North American market – one of the most sought-after modern normally aspirated 911s that is a blast to drive!