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911 964 [1989 à 1994]

Speedster #53 : 964 Carrera 2 1991

Voilà pas tout à fait dix ans, Speedster n’en était encore qu’à son deuxième numéro… et quel numéro ! Elle était verte, cette couverture !… Le vert d’une 911 qui allait bousculer la planète Porsche, pas tout à fait à l’aise – tout au moins en France – avec l’émergence de la tendance Outlaw et …

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Ice cold

Tracing circles on a frozen lake in a Porsche 964 C2. What a fantastic dream! Beautiful! A daydream for cooling down.

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Porsche 964… Courant d’air !

Il fut un temps où rouler en Porsche 964 ne nécessitait pas d’avoir coché tous les numéros gagnants d’une grille de Loto… Oui je sais, aujourd’hui, quand on repense à cette époque pas si lointaine, on plonge dans des pensées bien nostalgiques. En attendant, il y en a qui ont su profiter quand il était […]

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Porsche 964 Targa RWB – White Walker…

Attention, missile en approche ! Et ce missile sous testo’ est une Porsche 964 Targa, passée sous les mains expertes d’Akira Nakai pour lui faire gagner du muscle… beaucoup de muscles ! La grenouille est devenue boeuf et s’appelle désormais White Walker… Une Porsche 964 Targa, c’est le moyen de se balader cheveux au vent, […]

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Turbo v Carrera: 964 RS v Turbo II

Less is more. Or perhaps more is more. After an unforgettable day with two iconic 964s, I’m still struggling to decide. Both cars are Midnight blue,
and both will set you back around £200,000, but there the similarities end. As driving machines the Carrera RS and Turbo 3.6 could scarcely be more different.

I rendezvous with Editor Lee at Hexagon Classics, where the 911s are waiting outside. I’m drawn to the RS first: its neat, narrow-body lines and just-so stance look purposeful yet achingly pretty.

The Turbo is almost cartoonish by comparison, with swollen flanks, dished alloys and a mighty rear wing. If the former appeals to connoisseurs, the latter is an unashamed crowd-pleaser.

Driving either Porsche around London would, frankly, be like eating a Michelin-starred meal in a motorhome, so we set a course for rural Buckinghamshire, me in the RS and Lee in the Turbo.

As we join the gridlocked North Circular, though, I’m already beginning to regret my choice. The Rennsport’s cabin is so spartan it borders on masochistic. Indeed, it’s more useful to list what it doesn’t have: items binned include the sunroof; air conditioning; electric front seats, windows and mirrors; rear seats; radio and cassette player; heated rear window; central locking and alarm. 

This isn’t what carmakers euphemistically term ‘decontenting’, however. The reborn RS also has a seam-welded bodyshell, aluminium bonnet, thinner glass, shorter wiring loom, virtually no soundproofing and no underseal.

Porsche’s standard ten-year anti-corrosion warranty was cut to three years as a result. On the plus side it weighs 120kg less than a 964 Carrera 2 in Lightweight spec, as tested here.

Hemmed in by towering SUVs as we approach Hanger Lane, I have only the coarse clatter of the single-mass flywheel for company. Even at idle the RS sounds austere and combative, the fluctuating churn of its flat six transmitted to my ribcage via hard-shell Recaro seats.

Its ride is rock solid, too, amplifying every ripple in the road. Thank 40mm lower suspension derived from the Carrera Cup racer, larger 17-inch alloys and solid engine mounts.

Filtering onto the A40, a national speed limit sign finally hovers into view. The Turbo is up ahead and I watch its haunches squat as Lee lights the fuse. I slip the stubbier gear lever into third and give chase.

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