The same engineers who developed the Carrera Cup race cars are responsible for the brilliant RS America; their goal: the incomparable feel of a race car through reduced weight, modified steering, and firmer, sportier suspension. To save weight, they eliminated the air-conditioning system, power steering pump, and sunroof and replaced the rear seats with a storage compartment. The retractable rear spoiler, motor, and mechanism were replaced with a lightweight fixed tail spoiler.” Thus reads the Porsche factory brochure for the 911 RS America Coupe, a model specifically created for the U.S. market in place of the European-only 964 Carrera RS.
The RS America used the body shell and glass from the standard “P” program 964 Carrera 2, and it retained that model’s engine, manual transmission, brakes, and safety features. The RSA had specially upholstered front seats, which were covered in a black corduroy fabric, and as noted in the factory’s marketing materials, the 964’s rear jump seats were removed to help reduce weight. The model retained its electric window lifts, but the regular door trim panels were replaced with simple lightweight cards similar to those used on the 1973 Carrera RS 2.7. When all was said and done, the RS America weighed just under 3,000 pounds.
This 1993 RS America is the 17th ever built (out of a total production of 701 cars) and has covered 83,000 miles from new. It was delivered and sold new in New York with two options, A/C and a Stereo and no sunroof.
Then taken to Germany in 2009 where the car was then built up to its current specification with the help of the renowned Rinaldi Motorsport company. This RS America has received a R body conversion to a stunning 65-67’ retro R specification look, most importantly the original shell has not been altered in the process. All built with Carbon fibre and fibreglass parts, repainted in original black around 3 years ago, the project has taken around 10 years to complete, all in all and chassis number 418017 has covered minimal mileage since.
Mechanically the car pulls very well, with a phenomenal power to weight ratio with a current weight of 1120 Kg and with the help of a remap by Victor Gynther, a power output of 360 bhp. Recent maintenance includes a new Bosch OEM distributor less than 500 miles ago, an Oil change 200 miles ago and Brake fluid change 1200 miles ago. The G50 40/40 LSD 6 speed gearbox was fitted, along with a new rear axle around 1800 miles ago. A more in-depth mechanical specification is available within the cars history file.
The interior has been beautifully finished and trimmed. The Momo steering wheel , black and beige RS style seats add to the retro look, and certainly make the cockpit a fun place to be, but don’t forget to keep our eyes on the VDO Boost-Vacuum , AFR and Voltage Gauges.
The BBS Magnesium .18 x 8,5 and 18 x 10 wheels give this RS America a very aggressive stance and add to the overall look tremendously. This amazing 964 offers all the classic looks, with huge modern performance figures and will offer its new custodian a great deal of fun indeed! Sensational…