For 1995 model year Porsche produced another legend the new 993 RS and 993 RS Club Sport . Based around the 993 Carrera (2 wheel drive). This was a 911 intended for track use or light sporting use ‘straight out of the box’. Although its purpose was clear, it is a more manageable and enjoyable car on the street than the previous 964RS, yet it was even more effective on the track.
The weight was reduced by 50 kg from a standard 993 by omitting various luxury components, such as the rear seats, the steel trunk lid was replaced by an aluminium lid along with thinner glass for the side windows.
The chassis improvements included a reduced ride height (by 40 mm ) and stiffer hardened suspension. The brakes were taken from the 993 Turbo and the engine (3.8 for the RS) was remapped to produce 300bhp.
You could order an RS in Club Sport guise. Here weight was further reduced, the airbag, electric windows, electric seat adjustments and headlight washers were removed, all of these reductions reduced the overall weight by around 100 kg’s.
Few 993 RS were built, so prices are high and I think they are likely to remain so.Some of the cars on the market will be ex race cars and therefore might have led an exciting life.
Incidentally the 3.8 motor was a special factory option (albeit rare) for regular 993 ( I had one).