Porsche 911 Carrera RS America

Introduction

In 1989, Porsche introduced an almost completely new platform for its venerable 911 Series. Replacing the 911 Carrera 3.2, the Type 964 carried the internal model number and would last until 1994, serving as the basis for the new all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 and then the two-wheel-drive Carrera 2. Compared to its predecessor, the 964 was said to be made up (about 80 percent) of new parts and it presented a somewhat revised body shape with well-integrated bumpers.

THE Porsche 911 Carrera RS  AMERICA

In early 1992, a new RS America version appeared solely for the US and Canadian markets. The concept of the RS America was a lightweight, more track oriented 911, made simultaneously with the European market homologation special RS. The limited production RS America carried a hefty price tag, and saved weight by losing the air conditioning, power steering, and less sound insulation. A lightweight fixed whale tail spoiler was fitted to the back, and inside one found competition-like lightweight door trim with door pulls, and no rear seats. Lightweight fabric seats were installed for further weight reduction. The M030 sports suspension package was fitted, including larger anti-roll bars. Due to the limited production and performance-oriented specification, these RS Americas have become very collectible in recent years.

 

Production Numbers 701
Capacity 3600cc
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Brakes Front: 298mm discs; Rear: 299mm discs
Wheels & Tyres Front: 7×17-inch, 205/50/ZR17; Rear: 8×17-inch, 255/40/ZR17
Maximum Power 250bhp @ 6,100rpm
Maximum Torque 310Nm @ 4,800rpm
Weight 1340kg
Length 4250mm
Width 1650mm
0-60mph 5.5 seconds
Top Speed 164mph