This Porsche 964 has undergone a stunning transformation.
A 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR recently sold in auction for an eye-popping $2.25 million. Only 51 of these bad boys were ever built so finding one for sale is nigh-on impossible even if you have the mega bucks ready to spend. An alternative solution is available, however. Porsche specialist DP Motorsport has just revealed its latest project based on a 1990 Porsche 964. The aim was to transform the original 964 Carrera 2 into an extreme, lightweight, clubsport racer for the road with Turbo styling.
The crew from Cologne started with just a bare shell, using carbon fiber for the bodywork, and adding a new RS front spoiler, hood and RS trunk lid. As part of the 964's strict diet, lightweight glazing in the form of thin glass and plexiglass was then added. Finished in Porsche color 114, better known as Signal Yellow, the 964 also received a KW clubsport coilover suspension, SuperPro chassis bushes at the front and a complete Uniball bearing at the rear axle. After overhauling the chassis and body, the team got to work on the engine. The 3.6-liter six-cylinder unit was bored out to 3.8 liters and upgraded with Schrick 3-mm camshafts, 71-mm throttle valves and an M&M sport exhaust, upping output from the original 247 hp to 324 hp.
This was then mated to a five-speed G50 gearbox complete with differential lock and RS gear set to cope with the extra power. 18-inch lightweight OZ Ultraleggera III alloys have also been added and come wrapped in Michelin Cup II tires. Inside, Pole-Position carbon-fiber seats by Recaro were fitted, along with an OMP 4-point harness, a rollover cage and 350-mm Momo steering wheel. The dashboard and knee rails were custom made from carbon fiber, while leather, Alcantara and carbon-fiber have been used to deck out the cockpit.
Other unique touches include a lightweight fresh air fan, electrically-heated windscreen, velour carpets and a motorsport battery housed in aluminum. Weighing in at just over 1,000 kg (dry), the German tuner managed to shave 25 percent of weight while adding over 30 percent more power.