Bob M - Hanover, MD

Porsche 964 RS America

Lightweight door panel

In accordance with Porsche Cars the united states, as posted when you look at the Porsche fact guide for 1993:

“The RS America is a fresh by-product of this Carrera® 2 for drivers just who need a level higher level of feedback - comments so step-by-step, so exact that it usually is available just in rushing automobiles. Certainly the designator “RS” - German for “Renn Sport” or “Race Sport, ” is usually reserved for the highest overall performance Porsches. In a Porsche RS model, improvements into the suspension system, steering, tires and tires all operate in combo with perfectly coordinated weight loss generate a dramatically different driving experience.”

Due to larger than expected buyer orders, Porsche® proceeded building the RS The united states through August 1993 and as a consequence, 84 among these “1993 design 12 months only” vehicles weren't released until 1994. Interestingly adequate, the 1994 models all differed through the 1993's by having “RS” inside their Vin quantity (instead of the “PS” associated with 1993 models) [show myself] and by having back seats fitted [show me] rather than the twin storage bins which were standard on '93 RSAs.

Fred Schwab - President & CEO of PCNA 1992 - 2003.

Fred Schwab - President and CEO of Porsche Cars the united states (PCNA) during his message at the concours banquet in the 1992 PCA Parade in north park, when he launched the introduction of the RS America as a one year only model for 1993, said

“If you want to autocross, this is your automobile. If you are a time-trialer, you need this vehicle.
If driving is actually for fun, it's your vehicle - the automobile that the Porsche Club of The United States built.”

Warren G of CA's color-to-sample unique Maritime blue RSA.

To discover which associated with four options an RSA had been fitted with with regards to left the factory, you need to check out the vehicles ID label that has the three-digit codes for every alternative as in the above list imprinted about it. The ID label is found in two places, one is on underside associated with front bonnet behind the latch together with other is in the first page of the repair manual.

The ID label is under the bonnet, only behind the latch.

The option rules are in the bottom of the ID label and in most cases begin with “C02” this means fitted with a catalytic converter (see test ID label shown below).

Sometimes alternative code “C36” exists and also this shows that the automobile had been originally delivered to Canadian spec because of the speedometer graduated in kilometers each hour and labels on the car had been in liters without gallons.

Even though the information of choice “331” states “Cassette radio with 2 speakers” all RSA's were fitted with two door speakers, a windshield antenna, antenna sign amp and connected wiring - for this option it absolutely was actually only the Porsche CR-1 radio/cassette in-dash device which was included.

Factory stock 17 wheels.

The ID label found on web page hands down the Maintenance handbook.

For more information on alternative codes available on RSA ID labels, go to the faqs (FAQ's) page.

Exterior Colors:

The RS America was obtainable in three standard factory colors

Color Code Guards Red G1G1 Black A1A1 Grand Prix White P5P5
There have been in addition two metallic colors readily available for an additional , 036.
Polar Silver Metallic A8A8 Midnight Blue Metallic F8F8
Furthermore, it was possible to purchase your RSA in every shade you specified - it was known as “color to sample” for one more $2, 498 whether the colour you specified had been metallic or non-metallic.


The interior door panels conform to the extra weight conserving theme in that these were lacking the armrest and home pockets which were standard on C2 and C4 911's obtainable in '93. Instead of a complex opening process the RS America merely had a webbing strap in a loop which you pull to open the door.

Indoor home panel.

In order to satisfy kind official certification needs in 1993 RS America came with electric house windows (the two rocker switches from the motorists door are noticeable top right for the panel pictured). The considerably lighter manually cranked windows are not utilized because the car will have to be re-certified within setup which may include embarking on an expensive and time-consuming crash test campaign.

Red seatbelts and webbing pull straps for starting the doors had been a popular choice for Guards Red and Black automobiles, with blue devices and straps becoming fairly common on Polar Silver models.

Model recognition:

The easiest way to recognize an RS The united states is the fact that this is the just 964 show 911 fitted using the huge fixed rear spoiler or “whaletail” instead of the regular 911 C2 or C4's moveable “letter package” type motor-driven spoiler that mechanically deploys and stows depending on automobile rate. Additionally there was an “RS” decal facing each backside wheel really during the aft end regarding the home sill and undoubtedly the RS America back deck top emblem.

If the automobiles were sent to the usa, the RS America emblem and part decals were shipped loose within the glove storage space and dealers received an instruction sheet showing to how-to correctly find the emblems and decals on automobile if owner asked for all of them to. Consequently, not all the RS The united states's are fitted with design identification emblems regarding the rear deck or “RS” decals to their flanks simply aft associated with doorways.

As soon as the RS America had been introduced it was the least expensive 911 offered and sold for $10, 000 under a completely prepared C2.

Ironically, these days the marketplace value of an RSA is $10, 000 more than a C2 in comparable problem with comparable mileage.

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Porsche 964 RS America GHL Headers & Flowmaster Muffler
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