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  Porsche 993 RS
1995 - 1996
Porsche 993 RS
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Specification
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Trackfocused
Body 2 Door 2+2 Seat
Coupe
Layout Rear Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Number Built 1120 
Engine
Type Conventional
Details 6 cyl
Capacity
229 in3 
Max Power
300 bhp @6500rpm 
Max Torque
262 lb/ft @5400rpm 
Power to Weight
240 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
210 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 80 bhp/litre 
Compression 11.3:1 
Bore x Stroke
4.00 X 3.00 in 
Fuel Cons
 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
173 mph 
0 - 30 mph
 
0 - 60 mph
4.9 sec 
0 - 100 mph
11.9 sec 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
4.1 sec 
Standing qtr Mile
 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
167.1 in 
Width
68.3 in 
Height
50.0 in 
Weight
2800 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 8 X 18
10 X 18 
Tyres (F/R) 225/40 ZR18
265/35 ZR18 
Fuel Capacity
 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £200000 - £400000
 
Profile

The ultra desirable 993 RS followed in the tradition of earlier 'Renn Sport' models by shedding over 100kg in weight off the standard 993 Carrera. Most of this weight loss was through the removal of 'luxuries' such as the leather seats, airbags, electric windows and sound insulation. This added to the RS' reputation as a lean mean racer for the road. This was the first Porsche to use the new 3.8 litre engine pumping out an impressive 300bhp. 60mph now arrived in under 5 seconds then on to a healthy 173mph max.

For the ultimate enhancements, Porsche also offered the RSR or 'Club Sport' pack. While the engine was untouched the bodywork gained more muscle in the form of a sizeable racing style rear aerofoil. Prices of the 1120 produced remain high (the 47 RHD examples even outpricing the Turbo) which is testament to the respect in which the RS is held.


Ratings
 
Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
70% 76% 1% 1
Ranks 363 of 771 Ranks 235 of 771 Ranks 466 of 771 Ranks 533 of 771

Rivals
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Variants
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993 Carrera

(285 bhp)


993 Turbo 4

(408 bhp)


993 Turbo S

(450 bhp)
 


993 RS

(300 bhp)


993 GT2

(430 bhp)

Lineage
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911 Carrera ...

(1972 - 1974)
  

964 RS

(1992 - 1994)
  

993 RS

(1995 - 1996)
  

996 GT3 RS

(2004 - 2005)
  

997 GT3 RS

(2006 - 2012)
 
  

991 GT3 RS

(2015 - date)

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