964 Cup

Total 911 - - 993 Cup On The Road -

In 1986 the Porsche Turbo Cup racing se­ries be­gan, fea­tur­ing 40 944 Tur­bos. How­ever, from 1990 the 944 was re­placed with the 964 Car­rera 2 as the base car and it was called the Car­rera Cup, sup­port­ing larger racing events. These events were usu­ally held in Ger­many; the cars were much lighter than the road cars and also had slightly more power (265bhp) than the road car. The dual-mass fly­wheel was deleted, while the cat­alytic con­verter and ABS brakes were re­tained. A roll rage was fit­ted as well as a quicker steer­ing ra­tio. The sus­pen­sion and brakes were up­rated and the car tipped the scales at only 1,120kg. 50 Car­rera Cup cars were pro­duced, of which 40 were sold to cus­tomers at DM123,000, only DM20,000 more than a stan­dard Car­rera 2. These cars were de­vel­oped by Porsche’s Weis­sach racing depart­ment.

In 1992, the Car­rera Cup was based on the road-go­ing Car­rera RS mod­els. The com­bi­na­tion of 275bhp and 1,120kg lead to a small im­prove­ment in per­for­mance, with top speed at 173mph.

The Car­rera Cup was re­named the Su­per­cup in 1993. Apart from form­ing this sin­gle-make race se­ries, these Cup cars were also suc­cess­ful in sev­eral en­durance races. Roland Kuss­maul, a project man­ager at Porsche, started de­vel­op­ing the 993 Cup cars in May 1993 to be ready for the next year’s sea­son. It rode a full 70mm lower than the pro­duc­tion cars.

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