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30 Mar 2017

964 Carrera RS Consigned to The May Sale with Silverstone Auctions

Desirable lightweight model is the latest consignment to Silverstone Auctions’ upcoming sale.

Silverstone Auctions returns to its spiritual home at The Wing, Silverstone to host its May Sale on Saturday 13th May. The latest car consigned to the sale is this very desirable 1992 911 (964) Carrera RS Lightweight.

The 911 Carrera RS 3.6 was introduced by Porsche in 1992 and was developed specifically for the European market as a 'track-ready' lightweight version of the Carrera 2. Whilst the RS did not look substantially different from other top-end 911s, Porsche engineers utilised the simple and time-honoured motorsports philosophy of "reduce weight, add power" to produce the most dynamic 911 since the original Carrera RS in 1973.

Porsche went to great lengths to reduce the weight of the 964RS by nearly 175 kilograms. Aluminium was used for the doors and bonnet, and thinner glass was used for the side and rear windows. Inside, Porsche disposed of the 911's usual luxuries, including its rear seats, power windows, electronically adjustable front seats, and front armrests. They also chose to forgo power steering, resulting in greater steering interaction and feedback for the driver.

Thanks to the use of a lightweight, single-mass, flywheel, the Carrera RS enjoyed a healthy boost in power, as well as making the 3.6-litre flat six considerably more throttle-responsive than the standard unit in the Carrera 2. With its narrow body, and lack of a rear spoiler, the elegant and powerful type 964 is amongst the most sought after modern non-turbocharged 911 variants.

Supplied new on 1st March 1992 by JCT 600, this desirable and rare, C16, UK right-hand drive Porsche 964 RS was finished in the ever popular colour combination of Guards Red with a Black leatherette and Dark Grey / Pearl Grey leather bucket seats. A leather steering wheel completes the look in the purposeful and minimalist cabin where the focus is purely on the driving experience.

You can read more about this 964 and view the full lot list for The May Sale here.

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