M003 Group N-GT1 Carrera RS / Club Sport
M220 LSD Limited Slip Differential 40 %
M231 Change of tyre manufacturer on production line
M384 Bucket seat, left
M385 Bucket seat, right
M404 Stabilizer bars
M481 Manual gearbox, 5-speed
M488 Inscriptions in German language
M499 Version for Germany
M564 Without airbag
M656 Without power-assisted steering
M983 Seat covers, front, leather
Originally a lightweight homologation special of the 964 Cup cars, the N/GT was a competition-ready fire breather permitted on the public road.
A true performance thoroughbred, the suffix attached to that famous ‘Rennsport’ moniker simply denoted the competitions it was applicable for, this being FIA group ‘N’ (ostensibly production vehicles in competition), and GT racing.
Denoted from the factory as a 964 RS with option code M003 (M001 being a Cup car and M002 being the Touring model), the specification of an N/GT was Rennsport in its purest form.
On top of the usual RS liturgy of a strengthened, seam-welded shell, an alloy front boot lid, no rear seats, front bucket seats with no electrical adjustment, thinner glass for side and rear windows, magnesium wheels and a lightweight rear bumper, M003 stipulated a complete removal of sound deadening (which, as well as the engine compartment cladding, meant the removal of all interior carpets and headlining, as well as carpeting in the front boot).
A sun visor was only present on the driver’s side, and a welded Matter roll cage was installed as standard equipment.
Carpets in the front of the N/GT’s cabin were replaced with plywood footboards, and the bucket seats, colour-coded and covered in leather in the RS Touring, were covered by flame-retardant Nomex material.
Schroth harnesses held the driver in place and a bigger-capacity fuel tank was installed, along with an onboard fire extinguisher and cut-off switch.
For those in the US, you can now import the RS and the RS N-GT since it is older than 25 years.
The RS N-GT will offer better long-term value and thus may make sense for collectors.