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Porsche 911 (964)

1994 Porsche 964 Speedster

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  • Porsche 964 Speedster
  • Year:
    1994
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    flat-6
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    247 @ 6000
  • Torque @ RPM:
    228 @ 4800
  • Displacement:
    3.6 L
  • 0-60 time:
    5.7 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    163 mph
  • Price:
    110000
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The Speedster name has a long and illustrious history in the pantheon of Porsche. Since the 356 of the 1960s, the Speedster badge signified a gloriously fast, top-down driving experience that can’t be matched. With owners like Steve McQueen, the name carried weight and panache, but there are preciously few Speedster models in existence, as there very few models were made in each generation of Porsche. The 964 Speedster was only created for two years, 1989 and 1994 and less than 2000 were created between those two production runs.

With that signature, flat-six engine flooding the open cabin with noise, the driving experience of one these cars must be magical. The car was based on the new 964 Carrera 2 platform and boasted excellent driving dynamics.

There were few options or creature comforts available on the 964 Speedster, it had three pedals, and the air-cooled, 3.6-liter engine is naturally aspirated and high-revving.

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2017 Porsche 911 By Singer Vehicle Design

2017 Porsche 911 By Singer Vehicle Design

A custom 911 that’s simply dripping with talent

Founded in 2009 by British musician Rob Dickinson, Singer Vehicle Design is a California-based customization and restoration shop that specializes in 964-era Porsche 911s. In the past, we’ve seen loads of lust-worthy cars from Singer, but this latest example bests them all. Commissioned by client Scott Blattner, the goal was a lightweight, high-performance revamp of Blattner’s 1990 911, but the end product goes above and beyond in just about every single way. For starters, Singer sourced input with some of the biggest names in Porsche performance, including motorsport engineer Norbert Singer, engine specialist Hans Mezger, and racing driver Marino Franchitti, not to mention automotive journalist and Top Gear host Chris Harris. Big-name companies like Michelin, Brembo, and BBS Motorsport also got in on the mix, while Williams Advanced Engineering (yep, the F1 folks) played a major role in the vehicle’s technical development. The project took two years to complete, but the results are staggering. Dubbed the Dynamics and Lightweighting Study, or DLS, every part of the 911 was tweaked, and Singer is so happy with it, the tuner is now offering special DLS services to select customers.

Blattner explains – “The question became… what if Singer worked on restoring and modifying my beloved 27-year old Porsche 964, with the assistance of an engineering concern born from the world of F1. How would such a car look and how would it perform?” Read on to find out.

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Car for Sale: 1992 Porsche 911 RWB

Car for Sale: 1992 Porsche 911 RWB

A positively immaculate widebody Stuttgart superstar hits the used car market

Usually, when you see the phrase “No expense was spared on this build” in a craigslist ad for a modified vehicle, the result is either extremely impressive, or a complete mess. Luckily, it’s the former when it comes to this gorgeous early ‘90s 911. Even though it’s got 132,324 miles on the odometer, this thing is practically new, with a slew of high-end performance components that work well to bring out the best in the 964-era coupe. It’s dubbed the RWB Hollywood, and Akira Nakai from Rauh-Welt Begriff takes credit for the build. If you’re drawing a blank on the name, here’s the rundown – RWB is a Japan-based tuner of all things 911, and is best known for churning out some of the most outrageous Stuttgart stunners in the world, combining form and function in a single custom package. Unique, eye-catching, and quick – these are the things that make a RWB 911. And now, you can get one in Miami for about $150,000.

Mechanically, the RWB mounts a 3.6-liter, air-cooled six-cylinder engine in the rear, which send power to the rear wheels by way of a G50 manual transmission. The whole shebang was stripped down and re-sprayed in its original Grand Prix White paint scheme, and come complete with a full RWB 964 body kit. It’s a head-turner, that’s for sure, so read on for the details.

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1973 Porsche DP 964 Classic S by DP Motorsport

1973 Porsche DP 964 Classic S by DP Motorsport

When it comes to tuning Porsches, we have plenty of specialists ready to meddle with the looks and the engines of any sports car and SUV currently offered by the Germans. Then we have DP Motorsport, a small company that takes the art of modifying Porsches to a whole new level. If you’re not familiar with the name, then you should know that most of its products bring together classic Porsche bodies and modern underpinnings. And its newest creation, the DP 964 Classic S, is no exception.

Don’t let the 911 in the photo above fool you, underneath that gorgeous classic body lies a more modern chassis, while the rear bonnet can host newer flat-six engines. As the name suggests, the base of this project is a 964-generation Porsche 911, which was manufactured and sold between 1989 and 1994. But that’s not all. This intriguing "hybrid" was brought to life using a bevy of state-of-the-art technology, racing gear, and enough enthusiasm to turn a road-going 964 into an authentic, track-prepped Porsche 911.

Click past the jump to read more about the 1973 Porsche DP 964 Classic S by DP Motorsport.

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1994 Porsche 964 Speedster

1994 Porsche 964 Speedster

The Speedster name has a long and illustrious history in the pantheon of Porsche. Since the 356 of the 1960s, the Speedster badge signified a gloriously fast, top-down driving experience that can’t be matched. With owners like Steve McQueen, the name carried weight and panache, but there are preciously few Speedster models in existence, as there very few models were made in each generation of Porsche. The 964 Speedster was only created for two years, 1989 and 1994 and less than 2000 were created between those two production runs.

With that signature, flat-six engine flooding the open cabin with noise, the driving experience of one these cars must be magical. The car was based on the new 964 Carrera 2 platform and boasted excellent driving dynamics.

There were few options or creature comforts available on the 964 Speedster, it had three pedals, and the air-cooled, 3.6-liter engine is naturally aspirated and high-revving.

Click past the jump to read more about the 1994 Porsche 964 Speedster.

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Video: Jay Leno Reviews A 1991 Porsche 911, Reimagined By Singer

Video: Jay Leno Reviews A 1991 Porsche 911, Reimagined By Singer

For those of you who do not know, Singer Automotive is a design company specialized in restoring and modifying old Porsche models. One of its most famous car is the Singer 911 we saw back in 2011.

Until now, this car received no "real" review, but in the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, we had the chance to see what a great car the Singer 911 really is. The car was brought to Jay Leno by Rob Dickinson, creative director of Singer. It was the last stop made in the U.S. before it will be shipped to its new owner in Dubai who paid about $350k for its new toy.

Check out the video to see if Jay Leno thinks it worth spending that amount of money just to restore a Porsche 964. We think it is well worth it, considering all the updates this 911 received, including bespoke carbon-fiber body work, a modified engine, updated interior and a very cool, Gulf livery.

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1989 - 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo Hoonigan by Rauh-Welt

1989 - 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo Hoonigan by Rauh-Welt

Japanese company Rauh-Welt Begriff (RWB) brought two impressive vehicle to the 2011 SEMA Auto Show. The first was a Porsche 911 RWB Pandora One and the second is this impressive 911 Turbo Hoonigan - a model based on a Porsche 964.

The 911 Turbo Hoonigan combines a white exterior paint job with a Lobster Red interior and red Fifteen52 wheels wearing Pirelli P Zero tires. The car’s ride was also lowered by an inch and a half thanks to a new sports suspension system.

The Porsche 964 presented at the show is currently owned by former 0-60 Magazine editor-in-chief, Brian Scotto. He drove the car for over 850 miles just to get to the 2011 SEMA Auto Show in time, where it celebrated the launch of the Ken Block’s new Hoonigan brand. With a maiden vehicle like this Porsche and Ken Block’s involvement, we expect to hear the name "Hoonigan" a lot in the upcoming months.

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1993 Porsche 964 Speedster

1993 Porsche 964 Speedster

Introduced in October 1992 for model year 1993, the Porsche 964 Speedster is the final model from the Speedster series introduced in 1954 as a cheaper version for the American market. The 964 Speedster was based on the Carrera 2 and the model is very popular among car collectors, being a combination between a Cabriolet and an RS model.

Styling and interior features

When the 964 Speedster was launched, Porsche announced that the main idea behind this project was to create a true "driver’s car", orientated at offering pure driving please. The car featured a lower windshield, low roof line, two seats, a retractable low-roof, while everything Porsche considered to be a luxury was stripped, such as power windows. But some of these features, including air conditioning and comfort seats were available as an option. But one thing that was not changeable was the soft-top, which didn’t have an automatic raising/lowering function, so the operation had to be made by hand, not very pleasant if rain started suddenly, because the whole "process" took around 4 minutes.

Engineers also had to make several compromises when building the 964 Speedster, like the front windshield, which was not removable anymore (like previous Speedster versions), but which did a better job at sealing the interior from noise and especially water.

While it was on sale, the 964 Speedster was available in two versions, the standard one and the "Clubsport" trim, which included some weight-dropping changes like the lightweight Recaro bucket seats from the Carrera RS and standard 17-inch Cup wheels.

Engine

Under the bonnet, being based on the Carrera 2, the Porsche 964 Speedster was powered by the same 3.6-liter engine, delivering 260 hp at 6,100 rpm and 232 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 rpm. The power was transferred to the wheels by a 5-speed manual gearbox, Porsche also offering a Tiptronic automatic transmission as an option.

Special versions

One thing Porsche enthusiasts complained was the lack of a "Turbo-look" body kit, one of the features that made the previous 1989 Speedster be a success. While Porsche didn’t offer this option in the beginning, towards the car’s production end, the last 20 units were built with the wide-body kit. And the most exclusive model of all is the "Special Wishes" Speedster, the last Speedster to be produced by Porsche, which featured the same color as the car Steve McQueen drove in the movie "Le Mans", was powered by a remapped 260 hp version of the 3.6-liter engine and has Brembo brake discs, hydraulic brake boost, alloy doors and super strong steel hand-made fenders.

Unfortunately, it looks like everything was against the 964 Speedster, because the economic crisis from the early 90s plus the lack of a "Turbo-Look" body kit made the sales a lot poorer than Porsche expected and only 936 units were built, out of the 3,000 units scheduled production and only 14 cars were right-hand-drive.

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1995 Porsche Turbo 3.6 (964)

1995 Porsche Turbo 3.6 (964)

During the end of the 80’s to 1994, Porsche have produced a lot of limited and exclusive models based on the 911 Type 964 and 965 (Carrera 4 Leichtbau, 965 Turbo S, 965 Turbo Leichtbau, 911 Carrera 4 Anniversary, 911 Carrera Cabriolet Turbolook, etc) to gain a great image and to rise up the sales. As a finishing touch on this long chain of special editions, while the public was waiting for the new 911 Turbo, the type 993, Porsche produced this real oddball based on the 964. Its main features were the old slantnose look and an improved engine. This mighty funk of a Porsche was called the 911 Turbo 3.6 Flachbau.

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