1994 Porsche 911 Carrera


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.

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In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
built atStuttgart, Germany
body stylistTony Hatter
engineersFritz Bezner
engineM64 Flat-6
positionRear, Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
fuel feedElectronic Injection
displacement3600 cc / 219.69 in³
bore100 mm / 3.94 in
stroke76.4 mm / 3.01 in
compression7.2:1
power202.8 kw / 272 bhp @ 6100 rpm
specific output75.56 bhp per litre
bhp/weight195.54 bhp per tonne
torque329.5 nm / 243 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
redline6700
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque w/Plastic Bumpers
driven wheelsRWD w/ABD
wheel typeCup Design ’93 Cast Aluminum
front tires205/55ZR16
rear tires245/45ZR16
front brakesVentilated Discs w/4-Piston Aluminum Calipers
f brake size32 x 305 mm / 1.26 x 12 in
rear brakesVentilated Discs w/4-Piston Aluminum Calipers
r brake size24 x 300 mm / 0.94 x 11.8 in
front wheelsF 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16 x 7 in
rear wheelsR 40.6 x 22.9 cm / 16 x 9 in
f suspensionMacPherson Struts w/Stabilizer Bar
r suspensionMulti-Link A-Arms w/Coil-Over Dampers, Stabilizer Bar
curb weight1391 kg / 3064 lbs
wheelbase2271 mm / 89.4 in
front track1405 mm / 55.3 in
rear track1445 mm / 56.9 in
length4244 mm / 167.1 in
width1735 mm / 68.3 in
height1316 mm / 51.8 in
transmissionType 950 6-Speed Manual
tran clutchSingle-Disc
gear ratios3.82:1, 2.05:1, 1.41:1, 1.12:1, 0.92:1, 0.78:1
final drive3.44:1
top speed~270.31 kph / 168 mph
drag0.33 Cd
fuel capacity73.43 litres or 19.4 gal.