1995 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8

The Carrera RS is a lightweight variant of the Carrera. It features a naturally aspirated 3.8 liter engine with 300 hp (DIN). On the outside, it is easily distinguishable by a special non-retractable rear wing, small front flaps and 3-piece 18-inch (460 mm) aluminum wheels. The headlight washers were deleted for weight saving reasons. Inside the rear seats were removed, and special racing seats and spartan door cards were installed. Sound proofing was reduced to a minimum.

The Carrera RS was produced in model year 1995 and 1996. It was street legal in European and many other countries, but was not exported to the US. As with the low-quantity RS variants of previous 911 types, owners sometimes attempt to turn their Carreras into RS clones due to the high market value of the RS

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In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
engineAir Cooled Inline-4
displacement3746 cc / 228.6 in³
power223.7 kw / 300.0 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output80.09 bhp per litre
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheelsRear Engine / RWD
length4245 mm / 167.1 in
top speed~277 kph / 172.1 mph
0 – 60 mph~4.7 seconds
0 – 100 mph~11.2 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~13.2 seconds

Auction Sales History

1995 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8

1996 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8 WP0ZZZ99ZTS390503 – sold for $550,000 Delivered new to Germany in Guards Red over a black leather interior fitted with optional electric windows, air conditioning, and front airbags. Imported to the United States and federalized by G&K Automotive Services in Santa Ana, California, in 2003. Recent repaint. 42,000 miles.
Auction Source: RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015