Porsche 964 Carrera RS: Time for coffee?


If recent spy shots of the upcoming 992-generation Porsche 911 have you in tears, put the kettle on and remember when Stuttgart’s designs were a little simpler. Because a new Petrolicious video has gone live and it features the extremely simple, yet totally gorgeous, shape of a 964 Carrera RS, which, in case you aren’t already drooling, comes finished in Maritime Blue paint and squats on magnesium RS wheels.

This car lives with its owner in Arizona as one of a small but growing number of 964 RSs to have been imported to the US, something that couldn’t have been done prior to 2017 because of America’s ban on importing cars not officially sold there until they are 25 years old. As such, it lacks the weight-adding safety features and power-sapping emissions hardware of normal US Carreras and comes in pared-back German form.


Under that steeply raked back-end lives an uprated air-cooled 3.6-litre flat six producing 260hp that drives the rear axle through a short-ratio, five-speed manual gearbox via a lightened flywheel and racing clutch. This RS owner concedes that the car's performance statistics may not seem particularly spectacular by today's standards, but he promptly reminds us that they come in a taut 964 package that weighs just 1,230kg - before demonstrating the effects.

We shan’t say anymore and will instead leave you to absorb the pleasurable mechanical tones of a 964 RS being driven as its makers intended. Once you’ve done that, we’ll meet you in the classifieds

 

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  • housen 12 Sep 2018

    and cheap

  • Mothersruin 12 Sep 2018

    That's some car and my favourite wheels of all time.

  • Tuvra 12 Sep 2018

    I think these look far more appealing in "boring" colours like silver and black:-


    Although to my eyes, the 964 in any form is nowhere near as pretty as the 993 smile

  • j90gta 12 Sep 2018

    From the time when rear-engined Porsches weren't fat and bloated.....

  • Oakman 12 Sep 2018

    Tuvra said:
    I think these look far more appealing in "boring" colours like silver and black:-


    Although to my eyes, the 964 in any form is nowhere near as pretty as the 993 smile
    Personally I think that Polar Silver is the most gorgeous colour on the 964 and 993 Porsche 911s, as the second image shows. Arctic Silver in the background 993 is too sterile and commonplace for my taste.

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