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    964 Carrera 4 RS Lightweight

    I was browsing the classicdriver website...
    found out about a very very special car in porsche's history.
    -->964 C4 RS



    I believe only 20 were produced, it was obviously a "test" to promote the sportiveness of the Carrera 4, didn't really work out.
    But that's what makes the car really unique, just double check the price

    Re: 964 Carrera 4 RS Lightweight

    The price is just nuts. That's 187.000 euros. You can buy a 997 GT3/turbo and a 964 c4 will be thrown in as a gift for that price.

    Anyway, I had no idea that car existed at all. I learn something new like every week on rennteam

    Merci pour le lien

    Re: 964 Carrera 4 RS Lightweight

    Those cars are extemely light (especially for awd)...

    Re: 964 Carrera 4 RS Lightweight

    Wasn't this car developped by Jürgen Barth?

    Re: 964 Carrera 4 RS Lightweight

    Yeah I remember that car...

    Re: 964 Carrera 4 RS Lightweight

    Quote:
    Mouse said:
    Yeah I remember that car...



    Mouse, Would it be possible to see some pics of your Carrera RS 2.7 ?

    Re: 964 Carrera 4 RS Lightweight

    Very rare car, but with wrong rims and wrong spoiler.
    Here ist the original version:
    http://www2.neweb.ne.jp/wc/wolf/964LW.htm

    Blueflame

    Re: 964 Carrera 4 RS Lightweight

    There has been an Exklusive-works 996 GT3 equipped with AWD as well. Porsche still does wonders, if you pay them for.

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    I recently read in Evo Magazine that Walter Rohlr himself recently bought a 964 RS...

    Re: 964 Carrera 4 RS Lightweight

    saw one for sale@ rpm in tx a couple of months ago at about that price...personally i'd go 70's rs....assuming i was actually in the market,not

    Re: 964 Carrera 4 RS Lightweight

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    MarcusRay said:
    I recently read in Evo Magazine that Walter Rohlr himself recently bought a 964 RS...


    He did, but that's a VERY different car from this rare AWD version (this AWD version is MUCH lighter than even the RS).

    Re: 964 Carrera 4 RS Lightweight

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    Grant said:
    Quote:
    MarcusRay said:
    I recently read in Evo Magazine that Walter Rohlr himself recently bought a 964 RS...


    He did, but that's a VERY different car from this rare AWD version (this AWD version is MUCH lighter than even the RS).

    grant,
    when you gonna tell us how light they are???

    Re: 964 Carrera 4 RS Lightweight

    www.QV500.com - Porsche 964 Part 5: 964 Carrera 4 Lightweight

    In 1991, Porsche's customer sport department at Weissach released the curious Carrera 4 Lightweight. A solitary batch of 20 Lightweight's was built, all of these being sold to special customers at a cost of around $190,000. They weren't originally legal for road use in any country but neither were they homologated for a GT racing category. Aimed at 'the serious club racer' as Jurgen Barth put it, the Carrera 4 Lightweight's came issued with special six digit VIN's ranging from 964001 to 964020. They were based on the M003-optioned RS shell albeit now with four-wheel drive. The wheels were 16-inch Cup alloys measuring seven and nine inches across.


    Steering was power assisted, as on the stock Carrera 4, the braking system getting dual master cylinders with an adjustable balance bar for fine-tuning the bias. Underneath, a thin coat of Cosmoline was sprayed on for rust proofing. Very little was done to what was effectively the stock RS engine, but with no muffler or catalytic convertor, these cars were probably realising close to 300bhp. The motor was coupled to a Rally gearbox similar to the type used on Porsche's old Paris-Dakar contenders. It featured two switches on the centre console that allowed the driver to adjust the torque split of the centre and rear differentials. Meanwhile, the bodyshell was hopped-up with sliding plexiglas side windows, aluminium doors, an aluminium front lid and an engine cover fabricated in fibreglass.


    A fixed spoiler similar to the type used on the 911 SC/RS was installed along with faired wing mirrors and retaining pins for the front lid and engine cover. In the cockpit, no carpeting or soundproofing was applied, Porsche equipping each of these factory hot rods with an aluminium roll cage, racing seats, a small three-spoke steering wheel and Halon fire system. Tipping the scales at precisely 1100kg, the Carrera 4 Lightweight's extremely short gearing meant it was typically good for around 130mph and 0-60mph in under 4.5 seconds. Just 20 were built, all of which are believed to have been finished in left-hand dive and painted Grand Prix White.

    Re: 964 Carrera 4 RS Lightweight

    a rather enlightening historic flashback let me say...thanx!

     
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