Know your lightweight 964s
964 RS Touring
A more luxurious way to enjoy the RS, M002 spec included the likes of leather trim, electric windows, air-conditioning and a stereo. There was also additional sound deadening and a dual-mass flywheel, both of which boosted refinement. This resulted in a car that weighed around 70kg more than the Lightweight models. Number built approx. 76
964 RS Lightweight
Known as the Sport in non-uk markets, this was essentially a Cup car for road use. All of the Touring’s luxuries were removed, leaving just a thin carpet to provide some civility, and little or no underseal saved further weight. The latter meant just a three-year anti-corrosion warranty.
Number built 2,039
964 RS N/GT
badged as the ‘Club Sport’ for the uk and using the M003 build code, it was produced for european GT competition. The uncompromising race spec included a Kevlar-shelled Recaro seat, four-point Schroth harness and Matter roll cage, and it also benefitted from a racing clutch and lighter flywheel.
Number built approx. 290
964 C4 Lightweight
Something of an oddity and very rare, this was built at Weissach and cost a substantial DM285,000. it used plastic for the side windows and aluminium for the doors and front/rear lids, and was powered by the 260hp RS engine. The rally-spec four-wheel drive system differed from the one found in regular C4s.
Number built 22
964 3.8 RS
built to go racing in the GT category, the 3.8 was the rarest of the RS breed. Major engine revisions resulted in 300hp, while the remainder of the mechanicals were upgraded for the ultimate in driving purity and track performance. Scored a class win at Le Mans first time out.
Number built 55 (Road Cars)