The Type 964 Represented One of the Most Significant Steps Forward for Porsche
Porsche 964 Model Guides
After the 964 Carrera 4 was introduced, effectively solving many of the oversteer tendencies of the previous generation, a rear-wheel drive Carrera 2 was added 6 months later. The Carrera 2 was actually the rear-wheel drive version of the car which packed almost the same technical specifications as the base model. In addition to the base model Carrera Coupe, Cabriolet and Targa versions, the 1990 Porsche 911 offerings also included a Type 964 Turbo option. In 1992, the Porsche 911 Turbo was upgraded to a more powerful 3.6 liter power plant delivering 320 horsepower. At the end of 964 production in 1994, the Porsche factory had some 90 Turbo chassis left and gave them the Porsche Exclusive treatment to create a very special Turbo 3.6 S model with 380 horsepower.
Porsche 964 Special Models
Several special edition 964s were made. In 1992 there was the America Roadster which was essentially a turbo-bodied cabriolet for the US market. There was also the Porsche 964 Speedster, based on the 964 Carrera 2 platform. More than three quarters (641) of the 800 built had the “Turbo look” wide-body option. In 1992, Porsche produced a super-lightweight, rear-wheel-drive only version of the 964 dubbed Carrera RS for the European market using their “Carrera Cup” race car as a base. There was also a heavier Touring variant (with sound deadening, power seats (optional), undercarriage protection and power windows) and an N/GT racing variant with a stripped, blank metal interior and a roll cage. A later ultra-limited production version, the Carrera 3.8 RS featured the Turbo body and a 300 bhp, bored out 3.8 liter motor was sold briefly in Europe. The Carrera RS was not sold in the United States. Read on to learn about all the Type 964 special editions.
Type 964 Specs & Performance Summary
Porsche 911 Type 964 (1989-1994) Technical Specs
Forget the summary, here is every third generation Porsche 911 (Type 964) broken out by model year and variant and the technical specifications for each one. Car data nerds, let us unite.
Porsche 911 (964) Pictures, Galleries & Videos
The Porsche 911 (Type 964) was a revelation when it was first released. It was small, fun and relatively fast, a real upgrade versus the prior generation 911. While finding original review videos is hard, we did uncover a few. More recently, the restomod crowd has chosen the Type 964 as their base car so we have found loads of awesome videos of those 911s to share.
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