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1993 RS America, Guards Red
One of the first 50 built, #35 of 701.
With the factory Millie Miglia Cup 1 wheels, stock chip and steering wheel.
18” OZ wheels, FVD performance chip and Prototipo steering wheel currently on car.

In the Porsche world, the letters "RS" together carry some significant weight. The initials stand for Renn Sport and the expression translates to "racing sport." When Porsche tacks the letters onto a car, it signifi ... more

1993 RS America, Guards Red
One of the first 50 built, #35 of 701.
With the factory Millie Miglia Cup 1 wheels, stock chip and steering wheel.
18” OZ wheels, FVD performance chip and Prototipo steering wheel currently on car.

In the Porsche world, the letters "RS" together carry some significant weight. The initials stand for Renn Sport and the expression translates to "racing sport." When Porsche tacks the letters onto a car, it signifies that the engineers in Weissach have turned up the wick, battened down the hatches, pulled out all the stops and probably qualified for another metaphor or two related to just making the car faster and sharper.

When an all-new 911 debuted in 1989 (a version the Porsche faithful refer to as the 964), it was the biggest change in the model since the mid-1970s. The 964 was more luxurious and refined than any previous 911, not to mention heavier. After a couple of years, Porsche introduced the RS, a lightweight homologation version that dropped any notion of comfort and luxury. If it didn't make the car go faster, Porsche jettisoned it. Sunroof, electric seats, central locking, electric windows, power steering, rear seats, sound-deadening insulation, undercoating and most of the sound system's speakers were all deleted. Lowered by 40mm, the car benefited from stiffer springs and shocks and revised anti-roll bars.
By giving the car a 10hp boost to the 3.6-liter, air-cooled flat-six, a close-ratio version of their five-speed transaxle, bigger brakes and a limited-slip differential, Porsche served notice they weren't messing around. The result was a 2,690-pound, track-carving rocket that underscored Porsche's ability to produce a street car that could immediately roll off the showroom floor and onto the race track. The price for this special car was at least $20,000 more than the standard 911, depending on which market you were in.

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  • Make:

    Porsche
  • Model:

    911
  • Year:

    1993
  • Engine:

    3,6 Liters
  • HorsePower:

    250 hp
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