Porsche 964 Carrera RS
- Mileage: 26,185
- Year: 1992
- MOT Expiry: August 2018
- Exterior Colour: Rubystone Red
- Interior Colour: Multi-coloured Leather
- Top speed: 162
- 0-60mph: 5.3
- BHP: 256
- Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
- Engine Capacity: 3600cc
- Engine Configuration: Flat 6
The Porsche 964 is the internal name for Porsche 911s manufactured and sold between 1989 and 1994. Designed by Benjamin Dimson in 1986, it featured significant styling revisions over previous 911 models, most prominently the more integrated bumpers. The 964 was considered to be more than 85% new as compared to its predecessor, the Carrera 3.2. The first 964s available in 1989 were all wheel drive equipped ‘Carrera 4' models, with the rear wheel drive Carrera 2 variant added to the range in 1990.
A new naturally aspirated engine called the M64 was used for 964 models, with a flat-6 displacement of 3.6 litres. Porsche substantially revised the suspension, replacing the rear torsion bars with coil springs and shock absorbers. Power steering and ABS brakes were added to the 911 for the first time; both were standard. The exterior bumpers and fog lamps became flush into the car, allowing for better aerodynamics. Furthermore, a new electric rear spoiler rose up at speeds above 50 mph and lowered down flush with the rear engine lid at lower speeds, or at rest.
In 1992, Porsche produced a lightweight, rear-wheel-drive only version of the 964 called the Carrera RS. The RS was fitted with a revised version of the standard engine titled M64/03 internally which had an increased power output of 256hp and a lightweight flywheel coupled to the G50/10 gearbox with closer ratios, asymmetrical Limited Slip Differential and steel synchromesh.
A stripped-out interior devoid of luxuries such as electric windows, rear seats, air conditioning, and cruise control were part of the RS package, as were the bucket front seats. The bonnet was made of aluminium, the chassis was seam welded, and sound deadening was deleted. Furthermore, the glass was thinner in the doors and rear window. The Carrera RS is approximately 155kg lighter than the standard model.
Limited slip differential, Recaro Sports seats in Black/Aubergine/Rubystone Red/Grey Violet leather, 17-inch Cup Design wheels in Magnesium alloy, RS steering wheel, Front fog lamps, Without airbag, Without power assisted steering, Battery cut-off, Electrically operated rear spoiler, Lockable glove compartment, Cigarette lighter, Ash tray, Space saving spare wheel, Spare key.
The striking Rubystone Red finish is in first-rate condition throughout. The paintwork maintains a beautiful deep shine having been treated to a full repaint to an excellent standard in recent years. The car retains all its original panels with no signs of any accident damage to report. On close inspection the bumpers are free from any scuffs or damage, as are both front and rear light clusters. Having originated from a dry climate the RS is structurally very sound and absolutely corrosion-free.
The lightweight Recaro Sports seats are upholstered in a charming combination of Black, Aubergine, Rubystone Red, and Grey Violet leather. The seats present extremely well with no significant wear to report. The remainder of the interior is also in excellent, unmolested condition. The carpets present in great order as do the door cards, dash, and fascia. Luxury equipment such as electric windows, air conditioning, and a radio are absent from the car - a factory option that reduced unnecessary weight and created an environment more suited to the track.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The 3.6-litre air-cooled flat six idles up to temperature without fuss and sounds magnificent. As with the rest of the 911, the engine bay is entirely corrosion-free. All components remain in excellent fettle and present with a smart finish. The engine was replaced in Japan with a genuine RS unit earlier in the car's life, and it is understood that Porsche carried out this work. The car is complete with a great service history with the records at close mileage intervals.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The 17-inch magnesium wheels are in superb order, with almost no age-related wear and no curb marking to report. The alloys are shod in a matching set of Yokohama tyres, each with plenty of tread left. The ventilated discs also show plenty of life remaining and do a good job of pulling the car to a halt in a straight line quickly. The rear shock absorbers have recently been overhauled and four-wheel alignment has also been carried out.
The car was manufactured in March 1992 and was supplied new on 27th May that year. It resided in Japan until 2015 when it was brought into the UK and subsequently registered for the road. Since arriving in the country the car has had just one keeper. The recorded service entries are as follows:
5,400km / 3,355 miles
11,098km / 6,896 miles
15,048km / 9,350 miles
22,803km / 14,169 miles
27,500km / 17,087 miles
35,168km / 21,852 miles
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