Cult Car Central revisits the 993 RS Vital Statistics
Car: Porsche 911 (993) RS
Original Registration: 1995 Mileage: approx. 90k km Revisited: 14th June 2010
The Carrera RS version of the 993 model series again offered sporting performance of the
highest standard. Right from the second model year of the new 911 model series, Porsche clearly demonstrated in 1995 that the 911 remained true to its sporting DNA.
Powered by a 3.8L delivering 300 hp and featuring a Varioram intake system, this very special 911 Carrera RS accelerated all the way to 277 km/h or 172 mph, reaching 100 km/h within just 5.0 seconds...
Then again, these cars were never just about bar-room bragging rights over top speeds and traffic light sprint times; the real cherry-topping to these desserts is generally recognised to be the sheer driving pleasure that piloting such a focused machine evoked.
Once again, the secret behind this supreme performance was consistent lightweight techno logy
reducing the weight of the car, unladen, to just 1,270 kg or 2,800.lb.
Built in a small production run of just about 1,000 units, the 993 version of the 911 Carrera RS
stands out from the start through its front section with special spoiler winglets at the end
as well as the low-slung rear spoiler.
The 911 Carrera RS was also available as an option in Clubsport trim featuring a large front
and rear spoiler. Further highlights offered on this model were a rollcage, a suspension dome
support, six-point seat belts, a main battery switch, a fire extinguisher, and cloth-covered
FAST FACTS : PORSCHE 993 Carrera RS
Capacity : 3746cc Normal Aspiration (M64/20)
Cylinder layout : Boxer six, Dry Sump lubrication
Valves : 12 valves
Redline : 6800 rpm
Maximum power : 300 bhp at 6500 rpm
Maximum torque : 355 Nm at 5400 rpm
Bore x Stroke : 102 x 76.4mm
Compression ratio : 11.3 : 1
Type : 6-speed manual
Driven wheels : Rear with LSD
Top speed : 277 km/h
0-100km/h : 5.0 sec