This example was road registered in 2015 and today presents with a UK registration. At the time, the car was upgraded to RSR-look specification. The car was sent to marque specialist Neil Bainbridge who restored the car to its original and standard specification. This fantastic opportunity to acquire an unraced 993 Cup, delivering the true Porsche driving experience. This example can also be supplied with a passenger seat for more a more social driving experience! With talk of a revival of the 993 & 964 race series, now is very much the time to jump in the driving seat.
Lighter, more powerful and stiffer than a 993 RS; this Cup offers the 993 in the purest form is available to view by appointment only.
Single make racing was rarity and a novelty in the early 1990s. OEM manufacturers were piling millions into producing the very fastest cars at the highest level. Born into a gap in the market that sat well below the likes of Porsche’s top-flight 956/962 racing endeavours, the Porsche Cup was born.
Launched in 1990, the inaugural Porsche Carrera Cup season welcomed identical 964s to the grid over 9 rounds. The ‘latest’ generation of 911 plugged the gap from the German 944 Turbo Cup that had been started 8 years earlier. Each of the 964s were identical, lightly fettled by the factory to the tune of a naturally-aspirated 265bhp, a limited slip differential and a welded in rollcage. With the cars so closely matched, competition was fierce and the series was an instant success with drivers and fans alike. The successes on track and the growth in popularity would ultimately lead to the development of the 964 RS.
In 1993, the series would evolve into the SuperCup, and with that a unique partnership to support each of the Formula One rounds. For the 1993 season, the aging 964 was replaced by the 993. Porsche used their latest Carrera 2 as the basis, but increased the engine capacity to 3.8 litres and power up to 310bhp. The rev limiter was set at 6,900rpm but the engine could handle an extra 1,000rpm ensuring competition was unstressed and reliable as a result.
Weight was down too over the previous Cup car, meaning a 993 Cup tips the scales at just 1,100 kgs, 180 kgs lighter than a 993 RS!
The Cup was designed to race, and as such was fitted from factory with a welded in Matter cage to FIA regulations. This greatly improved safety, but with the additional merit of significant chassis stiffness gains.