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Porsche 911 Carrera 4 (Turbo-Look) (964) (1994)

Model year 1994. Carrera 4 Wide-Body for the U.S

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 (Turbo-Look) (964) Profile - Large
Model
Porsche 911 Carrera 4 (Turbo-Look) (964)
Model Years
1994
Production
267 units
Engine
3.6 L Aircooled Flat 6 (M64/01)
Power
250 bhp @ 6100 rpm
Torque
229 ft lbs @ 4800 rpm
0 - 60 mph
5.7 seconds
Top Speed
162 mph

(1994) Porsche 911 Carrera 4 (Turbo-Look) (964) – Ultimate Guide

Source: Turbo-Look.com

Technically there is really no difference between the Carrera 4 Wide-Body and his RoW counterpart. At the front there are the for America usual black impact absorbers beside the fog lights, the frontfenders lack the side indicators, the rear bumper is equipped with the center piece with a small plate section and in the back window of a large third brake light is integrated.

Significant differences, it is generally provided in the factory standard equipment. Besides the for U.S. usual partial leathered roofliners, a nearly full optioned equipment took place:

  • Bumpers with impact damper
  • Automatic air condition
  • Autom. Cruise control – Tempostat
  • Auxiliary amplifier HiFi System by Blaupunkt
  • Windshield green graduated tint
  • Electric sunroof

The non-official naming as “USA-Jubi” meets the intention of Porsche which led to the market launch of the Carrera 4 Wide-Body for the North American market, at least partially. Porsche 911 was presented in 1964 for the first time in America, and consequently the model year 1994 was planned for the introduction of the Carrera 4 Wide-Body. On the showroom poster and in the prospectus this was manifested by the pictures of an early 911 of 1964 and the new C4 Wide-Body in the same colour. However, the exposition car for America was held in uni-black and was equipped with a tan coloured interior equipment with black belt line.

All cars, whose internal code is 964150 in Porsche, like with the counterparts for RoW, received quite early the chassis numbers intended for model year 1994 (R-series) , but really the first cars were on the move already in March, 1993 on US-American streets. In this subject correctly expressed: The first 137 cars were assigned with the option M718 of the Numeric for model year 1994. 130 other ones were really made in model year 1994 and dont use code M718. So all cars have chassis numbers of the model year 994 = WP0AB296(#)RS420061 to WP0AB296(#)RS420456. It can be assumed without malice that Porsche rather made a marketing oriented move. Although they applied the model with the attribute “30 Years of Excellence”, but as the Carrera 4 Turbo-Look Coupé (without M096) neither limitation nor special features and coloring were provided. The real reason for presenting this very special car, but may be seen in the fact that for capacity reasons, the launch of the successor model Porsche 993 in the U.S. until spring 1994 (model year 1995) had been possible.

In order to bridge the half year after the plant shutdown in the summer of 1993 without the need to offer “old stuff” , it needed something no one ever seen before. The 964 Speedster was a fixed size, and also the recently introduced turbo 3.6 caused a lot of attention.

The “normal buyers”, mentioned in the prospectus with the safety-oriented disposition of the Carrera 4, should also not be neglected. The spectacular appearance of a widened 964 was just right in time, and in retrospect this should probably be viewed as the main intention for the launch of the Wide-Body C4. The weakness of the dollar in 1993 made German cars more expensive in the U.S. considerably, and the U.S. sales for Porsche in model year 1993 was below average. Also in the model year 1994 one succeeded in setting down just another 396 Carreras Coupés for North America.

267 pieces of them were sold as Carrera 4 Wide-Body “30 Years of Excellence”.

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