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 byRichard Owen
production4
price $$228,000
valvetrain2 Valves per Cyl
displacement3000 cc / 183.07 in³
bore104 mm / 4.1 in
stroke88 mm / 3.5 in
power261.0 kw / 350 bhp @ 5400 rpm
specific output116.67 bhp per litre
bhp/weight259.07 bhp per tonne
torque500.3 nm / 369 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
front tires265/630 slicks
rear tires305/650 slicks
front wheelsF 45.7 x 25.4 cm / 18 x 10 in
rear wheelsR 45.7 x 27.9 cm / 18 x 11 in
curb weight1351 kg / 2976 lbs
transmission6-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