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The "Carrera RS" term clearly originates from 1972 and the launch of the Iconic 2.7 RS, the success of which would later go on to form the starting point for a number of driver focussed ultimate 911 models. Despite the success of the original, Porsche was not to introduce another RS to the market for another 18 years until, in 1991, it created Type 964 RS of which 2,282 examples were produced. Later in 1995 the 993 RS (the last air cooled RS) was released of which 1,014 were sold worldwide, plus 227 that were built to the Clubsport specification. All RS models are highly sought after but arguably after the original Carrera RS, the 993 RS being the last air cooled RS and more recently the 997 RS 4.0 (the last manual RS with a manual gearbox) are in the highest demand.
The 993 RS like all RS models featured a significant change from the Carrera and Carrera S models and was the street version of the 993 Cup car. The RS utilised an enlarged 3.8 Litre motor (unlike the 964 that was not enlarged) which in the RS produced an impressive 300 BHP. The 993 RS was the first Porsche to have a variable intake manifold system called Varioram. At low rpm the longer induction tract is good for the torque and at 5100 rpm the vacuum-operated sliding sleeves in the induction manifold shorten the intake-runner length for better high rpm output. The Varioram was added in order to make the car more enjoyable for everyday driving, so the driver wouldn't have to keep revs up all the time. The bodywork featured a weight saving aluminium front bonnet, and the drive train featured a limited-slip differential with 40% locking value under load and 65% under deceleration. The shock absorbers are fully adjustable, as is the suspension ride height.
The exterior of the RS was easily distinguishable by a special non-retractable rear wing, small front flaps and 3-piece 18-inch Aluminium split rims. The headlight washers were deleted for weight saving reasons as were the rear seats. Additionally Recaro Pole Position bucket seats replaced the standard and spartan door cards were installed. Sound proofing was also reduced to a minimum. Electric windows, Radio, Air Conditioning and airbags were all optional to each car and so it is important that today an RS has the correct spec.
This stunning LHD 993 RS was delivered in its current and most stunning specification of Polar Silver over Grey Recaro Sports Seats. Additional options applied include the factory AeroKit (as per the Clubsport), Electric Windows, Airbags and Air Conditioning. Supplied to its first owner in 1996, the car was used sparingly and was very well maintained during this period, as documented by the original service book supplied. It is believed that the meticulous owner avoided where possible any wet weather conditions as to keep the car in the exceptional condition it presents today.
In June 2015, the car was sold and subsequently imported to the United Kingdom. Having been supplied to the current owner by DK this RS is in superb condition. Today this example has covered under 23,400 miles and comes accompanied by its original books, spare wheel and jack and full UK registration. Located in our showrooms just outside London and available to view immediately this must be one of the finest 993 RSs available for sale at this time.