Information: Porsche 964 history and heritage

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Information: Porsche 964 history and heritage

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Porsche 964 RS

Porsche 964 RS

Porsche 911, 964 history

Porsche 964 turbo

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Turbo models: 320bhp 3.3-litre, 360bhp 3.6- litre, and a limited run 381hp Porsche Turbo S. Also offered was a stripped out Porsche 964 RS Model and limited run

Porsche 911, model 964: 1984 – 1993

In 1984 Porsche released its latest 911: the Porsche Carrera 3.2. Power output was 231hp, a 6.1 second 0 to 100kph and a 243kph maximum speed. In 1987 the 915 transmission, which was a little dated at this time, was replaced with a new Getrag G50 unit.

Porsche also released a two door, two by two Coupe, Convertible and Targa all sporting a rearmounted six-cylinder air-cooled ‘boxer' engine.

Porsche 911 featured both a two wheel drive and four-wheel drive drivetrain. For a company fighting financial woes it's engineers were remarkably successful in re-engineering an almost 87% new car.

The Porsche 964, series 911 had an increased capacity flat-six and a fourwheel drive system. The result was a gearbox and rear final drive having two electronically controlled wet clutches, limiting slip in both the centre and rear differentials with a torque tube connecting both. The torque split between front and rear was set to 31/69 . Joining the new Porsche C4 was a Carrera 2 Coupe (C2), Cabriolet and Targa models, three

different Turbo models: 320bhp 3.3-litre, 360bhp 3.6-litre, and a limited run 381hp Porsche Turbo S. Also offered was a stripped out Porsche 964 RS Model and limited run Porsche 3.8 RS (Ren Sport, or in English: Club Sport) were available from 1992. The Porsche 964 was an affordable entry model into Porsche 911 ownership, however it later got a reputation for being the least reliable 911 requireng more than avarage maintenance (relative to the other "bullet proof" 911's).

1988 to 1989: 1989 Model Year – Wheelbase (mm): 2271 Length/Width (mm): 4250/1651 Launched in January 1989 with a new flat-six engine, new suspension, new brakes and numerous body parts, Porsche had claimed only 13% of parts were carried over from it's predecessor. The Porsche Carrera 4 torque split remained at 31/69 front to rear. All wheel ABS and power steering became standard. Additionally an exhaust catalytic converter was introduced.

1989 to 1990 1990 Model Year: All production for the Porsche 996 models now ended. The Porsche Carrera 2 was introduced, together with a Targa and Cabrio, both of which were available for the Carrera 2 and Carrera 4 models. Tiptronic transmition (Porsche's terminology for an automatic transition) became available on Porsche Carrera 2 models. Unfortunately due to chasis stiffening that was requred, the Porsche Cabrio and Targa had an increase of 50kg over their "coupe" siblings.

1990 to 1991 1991 Model Year: Porsche introduces the 964 Turbo featuring a rear wheel drive transmision. The flat 6 cylinder 3.3-litre engine developed 320hp, and the model came complete with porsche racing herratige style, ‘Cup' mirrors

1991 to 1992 1992 Model Year: This year saw the launch of the Stripped out Porsche Carrera 2 RS – which was the first "RS" since the Porsche 2.7 Carrera RS in early 1973. The car proved to be a huge success for those who like their 911s stripped down and track ready. This year also saw a Porsche Turbo S model with 381hp built, however only 80 were manufactured (on order).

1992 to 1993 1993 Model Year: The first Porsche 911 Speedster was introduced. The Porsche Speedster was only available with a rear-wheel drive transmission.

The model was entirely based on the Cabriolet for US market. This year also saw production begining for the 3.6L Porsche Turbo.

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