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 highly sought-after 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 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. Soundproofing 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 example was supplied new to Germany in March 1995 and optioned from factory with the rare and desirable ‘003’ Clubsport package; the ultimate iteration of the final air-cooled model to wear the RS moniker. This example was supplied with the following options:
Shortly after delivery, this example was exported to Japan, where it would be used sparingly. Documented servicing corroborates the car’s low mileage and in 2015 the car was hand selected and imported into the UK where it has remained the sole property of a renowned marque specialist. Continuing to be used sparingly in the UK, this example been maintained well to ensure it remains in fantastic condition. A wealth of service invoices accompany the car and since its import in 2015, the car has covered just 4,000 kilometres. Today this car presents with just 39,900 kilometres from new. Recently this example has been fitted with Porsche Classic's Communication Management system, offering satelite navigation and telephone integration into a period design, to look right at home in the dashboard.
Whilst many examples have been modified over the years, this 993 RS presents exactly as it left the factory. Rare to see as a factory-built Clubsport with just 277 examples built as such, this fantastic example needs to be has seen, it presents on the button ready to be enjoyed by its next custodian.
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