1993 Porsche 911 RS America. (source: Porsche)
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Porsche premiered the 1993 Porsche 911 993 RS (“Renn Sport” or “Race Sport”) America at the 1992 North American Auto Show and was unique to the US market.
It was labeled by Porsche executives as "A Pure-Protien Porsche 911". The Porsche 911 RS America was designed to handle more like a competition version 911.
It had only four options, Electric Sunroof, Air Conditioning, Limited Slip Differential and CR-1 AM/FM cassette radio, and offered larger wheels and tires, a larger diameter front stabilizer bar, as well as stiffer springs and shock absorbers than the normal 911 Carrera 2. Available only with a five-speed manual transmission, The RS America entered the U.S, with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $53,900, compared to the more richly appointed 1992 911 Carrera 2, which carries an MSRP of $63,900.
Unlike the 911 Carrera 2, The RS America sports a large fixed-plane spolier and carries special RS identification. The emphasis is on ultra-sporting handling feel and agility. It was built in limited quantities for the US market only as is slightly lighter than the 911 Carrera 2 for more agile handling.
The RS America is powered by Porsche's familiar 3.6 litre, 247 horsepower, twin-ingnition, opposed-six-cylinder engine which propels it to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds.
• Engine: Air-cooled , 3.6 litre, opposed-six-cylinder
• Power: 247hp SAE @ 6,100 rpm
• Torque: 228 ft-ld @ 4,200 rpm
• Transmission: five-speed manual
• Suspension-front: MacPerson struts with telescoping shock absorber, lower control arms
• Suspension-rear: semi-trailing arms, coil springs with toe correction
• Brakes: power vented disc brakes w/ABS anti-locking system
• Wheels-front: 6.0Jx15
• Wheels-rear: 8.0jx16
• Weight: 2,954
• 0-60mph: 5.4 seconds
• Maximum speed: 162 mph
• Production: 701 built
The U.S. spec only RS America, unlike the European semi-competition Carrera 2 RS (inspired by the 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS) who's engine was not "smog-legal" or DOT approved was 270 pounds heavier.
1994 Porsche RS America.
The 1994 Porsche RS America below is 1 of only 84 RS Americas built in 1994, and the only year they were fitted with rear seats. It also has all four factory options: Sunroof, Limited Slip Differential, a/c and Porsche CR-1 stereo. It is owned by Rick G of Los Gatos, California.
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