In 1992, Porsche introduced the Carrera RS, a lightweight, rear-wheel-drive only version of the 964. The RS was fitted with individually selected engines of type M64/03 which had a minimum power output of 260hp and a lightweight flywheel coupled to the G50/10 gearbox with closer ratios, asymmetrical limited slip differential and steel synchromesh. The interior was stripped out and was devoid of luxuries such as electric windows, rear seats and air conditioning. Leather Recaro bucket front seats and lightweight carpets were fitted and the sound deadening was much reduced. The bonnet was made of aluminium, the chassis was partly seam welded, and thinner glass was used in the doors and rear window.
The Carrera RS was further developed by Porsche in 1992 with the launch of the N/GT and a total of just 290 cars were made, all in left-hand drive. These cars were further stripped-out with all the carpets removed and replaced with plywood foot-boards for the driver. A fully welded cage was fitted, and the standard RS seats were replaced with Nomex covered FIA specification racing buckets.
The N/GT also featured a long-range fuel tank, dual internal fire extinguishers, internal dash mounted engine cut-off, and the DME was relocated behind the driver to allow the use of six-point harnesses. Harder and more track focused, the result is a car which feels more direct and visceral than the standard RS whilst still being usable on road or track.
Originally purchased by Bruce Joelson directly from Porsche Germany, through his close friend Gert Schmidt at Weissach, in 1992. He had several upgrades fitted prior to delivery including Kevlar doors and fenders, and upgraded front suspension to accommodate the 18” lightweight speedline wheels. Once in South Africa the engine was upgraded to 3.8-litre RSR specification with an ultra-light flywheel, button racing clutch and a TechArt front splitter and rear wing were fitted. The car then passed to well known advocate Andre Bezuidenhoudt before being sold to Gary Dunkerley in 2003.
He subsequently parted with the car and it went into the collection of Alan Green in 2005. Andre Bezuidenhoudt then bought the car back before selling to the current vendor in 2016. One of only 290 N/GT’s produced and with an exceptionally high level of factory specification, this car has covered just 6,000kms from new and would be a superb addition to any collection.
Car is registered on eNatis.