(1990 – 1992) Porsche 911 Carrera Cup (964) – Ultimate Guide
A bit of history
It had long been Porsche’s goal to participate in motorsport at varying levels, and in an effort to nurture new talent from amongst its customer racing base, a new customer racing series was being planned. 1990 marked the birth of the one-make motor racing series which has today become the envy of the motoring industry, the Porsche Carrera Cup. This year marks the 28th anniversary of the world’s best known one-make race series, and our story involves a familiar race car that was a 1991 Carrera Cup contender.
Following the successful introduction of the roadgoing Porsche 944 Turbo in 1985, Porsche began the development of a race car based on the Type 951 which lead to the Porsche 944 Turbo Cup series. This, the first one-make race series in the company’s history, was run in Germany between 1986-1989 using the transaxle 944 Turbos, and at first consisted of seven races, rising to ten in its final year.