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1994 Porsche 911 Carrera

In many ways the 993 Porsche was the last 911. That’s true because it was the last air-cooled 911 and it was produced as Porsche’s mainstay without the help of SUVs, 4-door and other smaller cars within the model range.

The new 993 was clearly an evolution of the 964. Both cars shared the exact same roof panel but the 993 was considerably updated below the beltline. It had smoother lines, less prominent fenders, kicked-back headlights and flared-out rear fenders.

Inside there was more room in the 993 thanks to positioning all the glass further out. Porsche management kept the 964 interior intact so the designers could only slightly revise the design by including a 4-spoke steering wheel and new center console.

The M64 Flat-6 was developed from the 964 unit with a completely new bottom end and hydraulic valve adjustment. The 3.6 used the twin-spark ignition from the 964, but with heat-resistant RR350 aluminum-alloy in the cylinder heads. Attached to this was a new dual-flow exhaust that employed twin catalytic converters.

1994 Porsche 911 Carrera

The rear suspension was completely revised with a new aluminum sub frame that employed a wishbone-type suspension in an aluminum subframe. The system increased the rear track substantially and also allowed more freedom for motorsports development.

A new feature of the 993 was its automatic rear wing which raised above 50 mph to reduce rear-end lift and add more cooling to the engine.

Main options included a limited slip differential with automatic brake differential (ABD) which applied the brake to a spinning wheel; a sport package with larger roll bars, stiffer springs and shock absorbers; a trip computer; a 6-disc cd changer with 10-speaker hi-fi system; sports seats, full power seats with optional leather and heating system and a Tiptronic S 4-speed automatic.



In Detail

type Series Production Car
built at Stuttgart, Germany
body stylist Tony Hatter
engineers Fritz Bezner
engine M64 Flat-6
position Rear, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
fuel feed Electronic Injection
displacement 3600 cc / 219.69 in³
bore 100 mm / 3.94 in
stroke 76.4 mm / 3.01 in
compression 7.2:1
power 202.8 kw / 272 bhp @ 6100 rpm
specific output 75.56 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 195.54 bhp per tonne
torque 329.5 nm / 243 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
redline 6700
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque w/Plastic Bumpers
driven wheels RWD w/ABD
wheel type Cup Design ’93 Cast Aluminum
front tires 205/55ZR16
rear tires 245/45ZR16
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/4-Piston Aluminum Calipers
f brake size 32 x 305 mm / 1.26 x 12 in
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/4-Piston Aluminum Calipers
r brake size 24 x 300 mm / 0.94 x 11.8 in
front wheels F 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16 x 7 in
rear wheels R 40.6 x 22.9 cm / 16 x 9 in
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Stabilizer Bar
r suspension Multi-Link A-Arms w/Coil-Over Dampers, Stabilizer Bar
curb weight 1391 kg / 3064 lbs
wheelbase 2271 mm / 89.4 in
front track 1405 mm / 55.3 in
rear track 1445 mm / 56.9 in
length 4244 mm / 167.1 in
width 1735 mm / 68.3 in
height 1316 mm / 51.8 in
transmission Type 950 6-Speed Manual
tran clutch Single-Disc
gear ratios 3.82:1, 2.05:1, 1.41:1, 1.12:1, 0.92:1, 0.78:1
final drive 3.44:1
top speed ~270.31 kph / 168 mph
drag 0.33 Cd
fuel capacity 73.43 litres or 19.4 gal.