Thirty years after its inception, the 1992 Porsche 964 Carrera Cup USA Edition continues to establish its footing in the fabled “Porsche Pantheon.” Seldom seen in collections, let alone on the street, air-cooled 911 aficionados often hesitate when recalling the specifics of the mythical lightweight whose purpose was never realized.
How many were made? Are they street legal? Weren’t they raced in Japan? Without getting buried in the technical details, join me as we take a quick look back at one of Porsche’s failed chapters in motorsports that gave birth to one of the purest driving 911s ever sold.