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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 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. 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.
Supplied new by Porsche Cologne to a local dentist, this German supplied Midnight blue 993 RS is currently presented in the most attractive specification with large wings and bucket seats. The original dentist owner would keep the car until in 1999 when the car was part exchanged via the Porsche network and sold to the 2nd German owner, a fastidious engineer, who entrusted the car to Marque specialists for an engine upgrade to 340 BHP; these upgrades are well documented within the file. The second owner kept the car until 2003 and then the car was purchased by a very well-known 993 RS expert (and dealer) who intended to keep the car for himself but sold it to his friend after a light arm wrestle! The car remained with the third owner until 2007 at which time the car was purchased by a very well-known UK based motoring family who brought the car to the UK and registered it for road use in the UK.
Today the car has covered approximately 45,000 miles and is accompanied by a superb file and its original book pack including its service book that is awash with stamps as one would expect, thus confirming the superb maintenance the car has received over the years.