Factory Options Include: Higher Amperage Battery, Prepared Radio for Sport Group,Driver's Side Airbag,Passenger Side Airbag,Air Conditioner and Electric Windows
The historic RS designation made its first appearance not on the iconic 1973 classic 911, but twelve years earlier, on the 718 W-RS open-cockpit race car. The 718, in its many guises throughout the years, pulled in countless wins and championships, cementing RS as a mark of true “Race Sport” performance.
In 1973, RS debuted on the first road car, the 1973 911 Carrera RS. Built to meet the homologation rules for FIA Group 4 racing, the Carrera RS laid the groundwork for future RS models with stiffer suspension, a more powerful engine, larger brakes, significant weight-reduction, and race-derived body work. Hailed by many as the best and most desirable classic 911, the original RS was the first of a lineage of truly amazing cars.
993 RS History:
Porsche continued its RS tradition with its newly designed and stunning 993, building just over 1000 copies of the 993 RS, in 1995 and 1996 only. Only meant to be sold and used in Europe, Porsche never officially imported these awesome road and track sports cars into the US.
Using the same formula as in other RS models, Porsche started out by trimming the fat, to produce a lighter, more nimble version of the 993. To achieve this, Porsche replaced the speed-actuated, movable rear spoiler with a lighter, fixed rear spoiler. Lighter front seats were installed, as well as simple yet lighter interior door panels. Porsche also ditched the headlight washers, sunroofs were not even an option, and the trunk carpets, rear passenger seats, and some of the sound deadening materials were all removed for further weight reduction.
Porsche bumped displacement of their 3.6 liter naturally aspirated flat 6 cylinder engine to 3.8 liters, generating 300 brake horsepower, and matched the engine with their 6-speed manual transmission. A beautiful set of 18 inch Speedline 3-piece aluminum wheels helped put the power to the ground.
This 993 RS:
This 993 RS offered by us here at Aston Martin of New England is a very special and bespoke 993 and believed to be one of only six examples special ordered with “Komfort” specifications.
It is believed that the six such examples were built by Porsche for important clients, and the car would have been sold new to one of the directors of the Porsche Centre in Düsseldorf. This 993 Komfort version is also fully equipped with electric windows, air conditioning, and sports seats with tilting back rest.
At 55,600 km this 993 RS had a massive service by Porsche, for a sum of €12,000. The car has been driven very little since; the odometer currently stands at 60,016 km. A file of invoices comes with the car, along with its service book detailing every service carried out from day one.
These Porsche 993s have been increasingly sought after, as they are the last 911s to feature the iconic air-cooled flat 6 cylinder engine, and they are the last of the handmade 911s from Zuffenhausen. The 993 RS models, just as the 1973 Carrera RS, are top of their food chain, with regards to collectability and desirability. With only a handful of these rare birds ever having made it to the United States, here is your chance to get into an extremely rare 993 RS that is completely ready for your enjoyment.
All of the federalization work for EPA DOT Show and Display to make this car compliant in the US was completed by JK Technologies 3 years ago.