1992 Porsche 968 Turbo RS


1992 Porsche 968 Turbo RS

1992 Porsche 968 Turbo RS

n 1992, Porsche introduced the 968 Turbo RS racecar which it developed to compete in the new ADAC GT racing series in Germany. The car was based on the 968 coupe with limited lightening due to the regulations of the series which had a 4kg/bhp power/weight ratio limit.

The car featured a K27 turbo boosting the 3.0 litre, 4 cylinder engine and an 8V head, similar to the 944 Turbo S, rather than using the 16V 968 head.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
production 4
price $ $228,000
valvetrain 2 Valves per Cyl
displacement 3000 cc / 183.07 in³
bore 104 mm / 4.1 in
stroke 88 mm / 3.5 in
power 261.0 kw / 350 bhp @ 5400 rpm
specific output 116.67 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 259.07 bhp per tonne
torque 500.3 nm / 369 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
front tires 265/630 slicks
rear tires 305/650 slicks
front wheels F 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18 x 10 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 27.9 cm / 18 x 11 in
curb weight 1351 kg / 2976 lbs
transmission 6-Speed Transaxle
0 – 60 mph ~4.4 seconds

Auction Sales History

1992 Porsche 968 Turbo RS

1992 Porsche 968 Turbo RS – sold for $346,500 The First of Just Four Examples Produced. Featured in Porsche Literature and Press Photos. International Racing Pedigree, Including the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Participant in the ADAC GT, BPR and IMSA Series. Faithfully Restored to Factory-Correct Livery and Specification. The Ultimate Evolution of the Front-Engine, Four-Cylinder Porsche. Auction Source: The Amelia Island Auction 2012 by Gooding & Company