Is this the ultimate 90's 911 collection?
This week a private collection of exceptional limited-production Porsches from Germany are set to be auctioned in London. At the heart of this collection are some fabulous models from the 1990's. We take a look at five of them, in all their glory.
1995 Porsche 911 GT2
When Porsche introduced the new type 993 for 1995, it was to be the last of the great air-cooled 911s. New features included the redesigned bodywork, poly-ellipsoid headlights, and a six-speed gearbox. Porsche had to build a number of road-going GT2s in order to homologate the model for racing. At about 430bhp, the GT2s ran higher boost than the standard Turbo model and developed almost as much horsepower as their racing counterparts.
1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8
The 911 Carrera RS was introduced by Porsche in 1992, and it was developed specifically for the European market as a lightweight, track-ready version of the Carrera 2. Whilst the RS did not look significantly different from the other 911 models, engineers in Weissach utilised the simple and time-honoured tradition of 'reduce weight, add power' to create the most dynamic 911 since the original Carrera RS.
1998 Porsche 911 Turbo S
Brutally fast, powerful, and extremely rare, the 911 Turbo S is among the last of the air-cooled turbo-charged Porsches. Based on the all-wheel-drive Turbo, the uprated 'S' appeared in the penultimate year of Type 993 production. The Turbo S was intended to be the ultimate performance car that made even the normal Turbo appear and feel slow. The heart of the Turbo S was a twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine pushed to 450bhp.
1993 Porsche 911 Turbo S Lightweight
Based on the Type 964 Turbo, which had been campaigned successfully in the IMSA Series in the United States, Porsche presented the 911 Turbo Lightweight as a design study at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1992. Positive response spurred Porsche to proceed with a limited run of this special production version. Officially called the 911 Turbo S, it was based on the standard production Turbo II, but with extensive tuning work on the 3.3-litre turbocharged engine taking it to an incredible 381 bhp.
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Clubsport
Based on the Carrera Cup competition car and specifically conceived as a homologation special to qualify it for the BPR GT3 and GT4 categories as the RSR 3.8. It was offered only to the European market and appeared after the original 3.6-litre engine RS of 1992 had gone out of production.
The only car missing here has to be the 964 Carrera RS. RM Sotheby's has one of those available at it's London sale too, along with a selection of other classic Porsches from this private collection and elsewhere around the world.
RM Sotheby's will be offering these stunning 911s at their upcoming London auction on the 7th September. Their individual values are estimated to range between £100,000 – £850,000. For more information on these and other vehicles at the sale, click on the link below. Photos: Remi Dargegen ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's